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Western Cape Professional Process Controller Open day Workshop
27 Nov 2019 - 28 Nov 2019
The Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) and its Process Controllers Division (Western Cape) cordially invite all water and wastewater Process Controllers to attend its 10th Process Controller Workshop which will be hosted in Cape Town. The event will be hosted in collaboration with the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS – Western Cape) and the Department of Local Government
Previously known as the Western Cape Process Controller Open Day, this event has become an annual iconic event on the WISA calendar which has grown tremendously due to its popularity for knowledge, skill & technology transfer, updates on the developments surrounding the status improvement of Process Controllers, the process control environment in general and networking amongst Process Controllers from across the Western Cape.
The details for the event are as follows:
Date: 27 and 28 November 2019
Time: Day 1: 09:30 – 12:00 Optional Session (Registration open throughout the morning)
13:00 – 16:00 Session 1
18:00 – 22:00 Awards evening
Day 2: 09:00 – 12:30 Session 2
13:30 – 16:00 Optional Site Visit
Venue: CAB Conference Centre, Brackenfell, Cape Town
Cost: PPC Delegate Fee: R230.00 (Incl VAT)
Paid-up WISA member Fee: R345.00 (Incl VAT)
DWS Delegate Fee: R345.00 (Incl VAT)
Non-WISA member fee: R517.50 (Incl VAT)
The Process Controller Division of WISA rightfully acknowledges and values the role of all Water and Wastewater Process Controllers as a vital component of the Water Sector. The workshop places the emphasis on providing a platform for empowerment and recognition of Process Controllers in the Western Cape and will therefore primarily focus on the key areas within water and wastewater treatment processes that have a bearing on the efficient operations of a treatment plant
With this in mind we are changing the format of the Workshop to allow Process Controllers to take ownership of the plants where they are employed. The Workshop is therefore changing from a presentation-based format to a discussion-based format where Presenters will be replaced with Facilitators who will assist Delegates to discuss, unpack and find possible solutions to the challenges they face on a daily basis. These Facilitators will be assigned to groups of Water Services Authorities (Municipalities), divided by geographical region, who they will assist by means of practical, hands-on suggestions that can be implemented once they return to their respective plants. Delegates are therefore also encouraged to bring along data from their Works in order to create an opportunity for the groups to deal with these specific challenges.
In terms of the sessions, we are planning to start the event off with an optional work-session where some of the “softer”-issues can be discussed in an open forum. The technical sessions that will follow will deal with specific challenges identified, firstly some generic ones and then those identified by the Delegates themselves.
As per our usual modus operandi, we will also be having interesting exhibitions from suppliers and key players in the sector and we will once again be having an Awards Evening to recognise excellence in the workplace. As usual, Municipalities will be required to submit motivations in compliance with the criteria set for these awards. (Guidelines will be provided by DWS)
Please feel free to contact email@example.com or 073 163 4302 should you have any questions or queries regarding the event. Please note that the workshop will be able to accommodate limited numbers and therefore the first 200 delegates to confirm attendance and payment will be accepted. To register to attend please click on the button below.
We encourage all Process Controllers and their respective municipalities to take full advantage of this exciting opportunity, which will advance their status towards professionalization.
Yours in Water Care
Dewald van Staden
Lead: Process Controllers Division (Western Cape)