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December 2017

8th International Young Water Professionals Conference – Cape Town – 10-13 December 2017

10 December 2017 @ 8:00 AM - 13 December 2017 @ 5:00 PM

The International Young Water Professionals Conference is the global event for young professionals looking to share their ideas, update their professional knowledge, gain new skills and build their personal and professional networks. Bringing together 450 leading young professionals from across the globe, it showcases the impact young water professionals are making across the sector, as well as offering capacity development and training sessions that offer attendees new skills to tackle the demands of the water sector of the future. Visit Conference Website…

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January 2018

KZN Branch Annual General Meeting 2018

25 January 2018 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
eThekwini Water & Sanitation, 3 Prior Road Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal 4000 South Africa + Google Map

The WISA KZN Branch invites members to attend its Annual General Meeting taking place on 25 January 2018 16h30 for 17h00 at the Umgeni Water, 13 Pineside Road, New Germany. Please download the Agenda for the meeting, the minutes of the previous meeting and the Chairman's report as provided below. Agenda WISA AGM 25 January 2018 KZN Branch AGM Minutes 16 March 2017 AGM-Chairmans Report-25 January 2018 Should you be interested in attending please RSVP to Ms Renelle Pillay on pillayr@dws.gov.za…

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February 2018

NRW Management Workshop: Review of NRW problems, practical concepts and workable solutions

15 February 2018 @ 8:00 AM - 16 February 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Tsogo Sun Elangeni Hotel, Durban, KZN

BACK to BASICS for a more SECURE FUTURE: A TWO-DAY NRW MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP Presented by WLRandA Ltd (UK) and the JOAT Group of Companies (South Africa)   Thursday 15 and Friday 16 February 2018, at Tsogo Sun Elangeni Hotel, Durban  A review of NRW Problems, Practical Concepts and Workable Solutions Speakers will include: Allan Lambert, Water Loss Research & Analysis Ltd, UK; Professor Kobus van Zyl, University of Cape Town; Mark Shepherd, JOAT Consulting, Durban Overview of Workshop The water supply…

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WISA Gauteng Branch Technical Tour

23 February 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The WISA Gauteng Branch will be hosting a technical tour at the CSIR in Pretoria on 23 February 2018 from 14h00 - 16h00. Three (3) CSIR Business Units will be visited. The Meraka Institute (smart water metering, etc); Biosciences (biological water/wastewater treatment technologies & biopharmaceuticals); and, Materials Sciences and Manufacturing (chemical treatment technologies). Should you be interested in attending please RSVP on the button below. Please note that space is limited due to the nature of the tour. The event is open…

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April 2018

WISA CPD Course – Management of Domestic Wastewater Sludge

18 April 2018 @ 8:00 AM - 19 April 2018 @ 5:00 PM
The Venue – Allandale Junction, 128 Richards Drive, next to Allandale Road, Midrand, Allandale Junction, 128 Richards Drive Midrand, Gauteng 1685 South Africa + Google Map

2 CPD Points – WISA/ ECSA/ SACNASP This 2 Day Course is aimed at Technical Managers and Senior Process Controllers involved in the management and operation of domestic wastewater treatment plants; Professionals involved in sludge management planning and improvement; Consultants advising local government. An assessment will be conducted upon conclusion of the course to ensure learning objectives have been achieved and a CPD certificate will be awarded to successful learners. Course Presenter: Dr Heidi Snyman (PhD, Pr. Sci.Nat, SFWISA, FIWA) Date: 18 and…

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Rehabilitation and Extending the Life of Infrastructure Seminar – Water Distribution Division

19 April 2018 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Durban Country Club, 101 Isaiah Ntshangase Rd, Stamford Hill Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal 4001 South Africa + Google Map

The WISA Water Distribution Division is holding a full day seminar on Rehabilitation and Extending the Life of Infrastructure Seminar on 19 April 2018 at the Durban Country Club, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Please note that bookings will close on Thursday, 12 April 2018 Fee per person is R1,950.00 for WISA members and R2,100.00 for non-WISA members. Full payment to be made before event – no attendance will be allowed without payment -  credit card details to be supplied at registration if not paid This event…

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May 2018

Western Cape Process Controllers Technical Workshop – Water Quality Analysis – 3 May 2018

3 May 2018 @ 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Faure Water Treatment Works, old main road Cape Town, Gauteng South Africa + Google Map

The Western Cape Process Controllers division are hosting a Technical Workshop on the latest developments in Water Quality Measurement Automation. The Workshop will follow the Division’s Annual General Meeting. The workshop will cover the following: Optimizing the control of your water treatment process with a reliable, non-contact measurement of turbidity. The continuous measurement of the concentration of chlorine dioxide, chlorine or ozone as a decisive tool for a safe disinfection of water. UV absorption measurement in raw water and after flocculation /…

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WISA Gauteng Branch Event – Managing droughts for large supply systems

18 May 2018 @ 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The Venue – Allandale Junction, 128 Richards Drive, next to Allandale Road, Midrand, Allandale Junction, 128 Richards Drive Midrand, Gauteng 1685 South Africa + Google Map

The Gauteng branch will be holding its first event on “Managing droughts for large supply systems” presented by a panel from the Department of Water and Sanitation. Cape Town’s “day zero” has made headlines, but all other large systems are at risk:, so this is a currently very relevant topic Program: 14h30-15h00 Registration All 15h00-15h30 Overview and institutional cooperation in drought situations Mr Trevor Balzer: DWS DDG Special projects 15h30-16h00 Planning, modelling and prediction of droughts Ms Celiwe Ntuli: DWS Water…

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WISA Western Cape Branch – RO Plant Visit at Strandfontein

23 May 2018 @ 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Strandfontein Parking Lot

The Western Cape Branch will be hosting a site visit at the RO Plant at Strandfontein. Date: 23 May 2018 Time: 14h30 for 15h00 Venue: Parking Lot at Strandfontein Be prepared for all weather conditions as there are no facilities at the Plant. We will walk to the beach and see the Inlet works and the Brine Ponds. We will then have a tour of the RO Plant. The whole visit should not take longer than 1½ Hours, so we…

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June 2018

WISA Mine Water Division, Chamber of Mines and Department of Water and Sanitation Capacity Building: Water Conservation and Water Demand Management

19 June 2018
Sibanye Stillwater Academy Central Campus, Libanon Business Park, 1 Hospital Street, Libanon, Westonaria, Gauteng 1780 South Africa + Google Map

South Africa’s water is a scarce, limited and hugely stressed resource, that is coupled to an increasing demand by various sectors such as mining, agriculture, power generation, industry & commercial and domestic. With limited additional water resources to be developed this necessitates the importance of managing the existing resource efficiently through implementation of Water Conservation and Water Demand Management (WC/WDM) initiatives and measures. WC/WDM is fundamental in promoting efficient, effective and sustainable use of water and is consistent with the…

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WISA 2018 Biennial Conference and Exhibition

24 June 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 27 June 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Cape Town International Convention Centre, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa + Google Map

The central theme of “Breaking barriers, Connecting ideas” seeks to address past, existing and future water resource challenges by promoting collaboration, cooperation and integration within the water sector. The Southern African region faces increased uncertainty and vulnerability regarding water supply. The following thematic areas for the conference seek to promote, inspire and demonstrate the value of working beyond existing mandates and perceived restrictions. While an emphasis is placed on Southern African case studies and research, international examples applicable to the…

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October 2017

2nd Annual Women in Water Event

19 October 2017 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Indaba Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre, cnr. William Nicol Drive & Pieter Wenning Road Fourways, Gauteng 2021 South Africa + Google Map

Water is Life. It is a statement that we have all heard but are able to appreciate even more following the devastating drought conditions that we have experienced throughout South Africa.  A sustainable water supply is essential for human health and hygiene and production of food.  Every drop of water must count! We have seen that water issues know no boundaries and impact on everyone regardless of race, gender or class.  However, we are aware that a greater burden is…

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