• Cities of the Future Cities of the Future
  • Basins of the Future Basins of the Future
  • Water and Sanitation Services Water and Sanitation Services
  • Networking Networking
  • Professional Development Professional Development

Sunday 10 December

11:00 - 17:00
Water Hub The Water Hub - a research and innovation centre- will form the setting for the first and, possibly, most exciting networking event yet – the ‘Water Olympics’. All (willing) delegates will be placed in teams which will then compete against each other in various interactive games involving, or related to, water. This is certainly going to be a fun evening of good spirited competition, and a great way to break the ice and get networking! We will leave Cape Town at 11.00 am in morning
2017-12-10 11:00:00 2017-12-10 17:00:00Africa/JohannesburgPre-conference Networking Pre-conference Networking Water Hub IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Monday 11 December

08:30 - 10:15
10:45 - 12:45
13:30 - 14:45
15:15 - 17:15
Auditorium 2The Opening Ceremony of IYWPC 2017 comprise short welcome remarks from key young water professionals responsible for organising the conference. To start our learning path, the organising partners will start with providing an International, Regional, and National perspective on the water sector. Thereafter a panel of idealists and realists will discuss what the world will look like in 2050.
2017-12-11 08:30:00 2017-12-11 10:15:00Africa/JohannesburgOpening PlenaryOpening PlenaryAuditorium 2IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chairs: Arlinda Ibrahimllari, UKKO, Albania and Peter Cornel, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany

10:50 Introduction

10:55 Over Coming The Regulatory Barriers To Resource Recovery From Decentralized Sanitation In East Africa  -Emmanuel Mrimi, Tanzania 

11:09 Simulation Of Sanitation Concepts For Source Separated Wastewater Tayebeh Zinati Shoa Germany

11:23 Bio-brick Production From Source Separated Urine Using Microbial Carbonate Precipitation - Dyllon Randall South Africa

11:37 Microbial Reduction Efficiency of Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Plants in Lesotho: Health Risk Implications for Effluent Reuse - Isaac Amoah South Africa

11:51 Removal Of Nitrogen And Phosphorus Removal From Anaerobic Baffled Reactor Effluent Using Common Duckweed- Lemna Minor L. Adeshola Oyawoye South Africa

12:05 Exploration Of The Use Of Solar Thermal Energy For Faecal Sludge Drying - Tendayi Mugauri South Africa

12:19 Panel and closing

2017-12-11 10:45:00 2017-12-11 12:45:00Africa/JohannesburgResource recovery and ReuseResource recovery and ReuseAuditorium 2IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chairs: Hiroshi Yamamura and Peter Cornel

13:30 Introduction

13:35 Model-based Optimization Of A Full-scale Industrial Anaerobic Reactor Producing Biogas - Hannah Feldman, Denmark

13:49 Is It Possible To Successfully Treat Biodiesel Wastewater And Produce Electricity Simultaneously? - Loreen Grobbelaar, South Africa

14:03 Continuous Ion Exchange For Value Recovery From Mine Water - Carien Spagnuolo, South Africa

14:17 Development Of A Novel Polysulfone Membrane With Embedded Zirconium Compound For Phosphate Recovery From Water - Akira Hafuka, Japan

14:24 Identification And Isolation Of Non-polar Compounds From Human Faecal Extract - Eva Mary, South Africa

14:38 Panel discussion and closing   

2017-12-11 13:30:00 2017-12-11 14:45:00Africa/JohannesburgResource Recovery: Industrial WastwaterResource Recovery: Industrial WastwaterAuditorium 2IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chairs:  Moses Basitere and Kevin Winter

15:20 Introduction

15:25 The Parameterisation And Application Of An Erosion And Sediment Transport Model To Data-scarce Catchments - David Gwapedza, South Africa

15:39 What Make The Quality Of Source Water Differs From The Household Water In Rural And Urban Areas Of Tanzania? - Fatuma Matwewe, Tanzania

15:53 What Is The Influence Of Land Use On Organochlorine Pesticide Residues In Surface Waters Of Lake Naivasha Catchment, Kenya? -  Joel Onyango, Netherlands

16:07 Variability Of Microbial Water Quality At The Isipingo River, Kwa-Zulu Natal Ayanda Sithebe South Africa

16:21 "Microbial Quality Variation In The Water Points In Three Climatically Different Regions In Tanzania - Alfred Boniphace - Tanzania 

16:35 Tailoring The Photo-catalytic Potential Of Nanosized Magnetite Through Graphene Oxide Doping- A Novel Approach To Efficient Pollutant's Remediation In Water Streams - Muhammad Zahid, Pakistan

16:49 Panel and Closing summary

2017-12-11 15:15:00 2017-12-11 17:15:00Africa/JohannesburgEnvironmental Water QualityEnvironmental Water QualityAuditorium 2IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 1.60

Chairs: Carien Spagnuola & Hiroshi Yamamura

10:50 Introduction

10:55 Practical Research On TOC Removal By Ion Exchange And The Prevention Of Corrosion - Cases For Water-Link Tap Water And Wastewater Effluent After RO Treatment Evelyn De Meyer Belgium

11:09 Comparison Of Sand-based Water Filters For Arsenic Removal In China Kate Smith China

11:23 Improving Aeration Systems In Saline Water: Measurement Of Local Bubble Size And Oxygen Transfer Rate Of Conventional Membrane Diffusers Justus Behnisch Germany

11:37 Emerging Contaminants And Micropollutants: New Technologies For Treatment And Removal From Water Mark Knowles United Kingdom

11:51 Enhanced Photocatalytic Degradation Potential Of Graphene Oxide Based ZnFe2O4 Magnetic Nanocomposites Under UV, Solar And LED Light Muhammad Zahid Pakistan

12:05 Adsorption Characteristics Of Geosmin And 2-methylisoborneol On Graphene Oxide - Takahiro Nagasato Japan

12:19 Panel and closing

2017-12-11 10:45:00 2017-12-11 12:45:00Africa/JohannesburgWater TreatmentWater TreatmentRoom 1.60IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Organiser: South African Young Water Professionals (YWP-ZA) 

The Host City is in a severe drought, which provides an opportunity to learn lessons from Cape Town and other cities who have experienced severe drought. Water Conservation and Demand Management are only part of the solution. Level 5 water restrictions require residents (and conference delegates) to reduce consumption to less than 87 litres per person per day. The aim of this workshop is to inform and discuss alternate water supply options that can be used in urban water planning, and will touch on Water Conservation and Demand Management; Surface water; Desalination; Groundwater; Storm Water Management; and Water Reuse and Recycling

2017-12-11 13:30:00 2017-12-11 14:45:00Africa/JohannesburgFuture Water Cities in DroughtFuture Water Cities in DroughtRoom 1.60IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Organiser: Living Lands and Young Expert Program

How to lead great meetings and create group synergy using effective and creative facilitation strategies?

In a time where the Water sector is inundated with meetings and workshops around critical challenges it is important to engage and cross-pollinate effectively during these interactions. In this session, Liezl le Roux (Living Lands, South Africa) will present learning by doing to allow assimilation of facilitation strategies covered throughout the session. Small groups will be formed where each group will design and play out a mini facilitated session, further supported by Lyndre Nel (YEP) and Paul van Koppen (YEP, Netherlands). These learning methods encourage synergistic behaviour, creativity and introspection, all of which build healthy leadership skills.

2017-12-11 15:15:00 2017-12-11 17:15:00Africa/JohannesburgFacilitation Activation: How to create group synergyFacilitation Activation: How to create group synergyRoom 1.60IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 2.61-2.63

Organisers: Oregon State University and Monash University South Africa

(The workshop will be limited to a maximum of 30 participants. )

How to identify and address gaps in current water management practices to achieve water security in  river catchments ? 

The water security principle entails the capacity of society to safeguard access to adequate quantity and  quality of water for productive purposes, human well-being while ensuring the preservation of ecosystems. This collaboratively run workshop highlights how multiple and often competing uses and demands typify water allocation scenarios in river basins. In this way, the workshop draws attention to the role of dialogue, learning, shared understanding, culture, and values among water users in achieving water security. These ideas are explored and experienced through the playing of the River Basin Game, which is a physical representation of a basin with a central river channel that has several offtakes serving various water demands and uses. This is followed by an interactive, multimedia, and dialogue based session in which participants discover how collective identity, culture, and shared values shape water security at the river basin level. It is hoped that participants will leave the workshop with a better conceptual and practical understanding of how to apply the water security principle in their own context. 

2017-12-11 10:45:00 2017-12-11 12:45:00Africa/JohannesburgAddressing gaps to attain Water SecurityAddressing gaps to attain Water SecurityRoom 2.61-2.63IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Organiser: International Water Association (IWA)

How can urban stakeholders become agents of change in improving water resources across the wider catchment?

Utilities providing water for their cities need to work hand in hand with basin stakeholders to ensure water security for their cities. IWA is developing a Basin Action Agenda which will provide guidance pathways to influence and activate utilities, cities and their industries to become water stewards working with basin and catchment organisations, as well as other water management stakeholders (e.g. agriculture and mining).   

The objective of the proposed workshop is to have a working session which actively provides inputs and perspectives of YWPs from different sectors on how end-users including cities, utilities and industries can play a key role in securing water resources and their efficient use for the benefits of all water users across a catchment. This discussion will inform the IWA Basin Action Agenda which is driven by the IWA and its members and partners and will be finalised for the 2018 IWA World Water Congress in Tokyo.

2017-12-11 13:30:00 2017-12-11 14:45:00Africa/JohannesburgAgainst the Flow: Engaging cities utilities and industries in WRMAgainst the Flow: Engaging cities utilities and industries in WRMRoom 2.61-2.63IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Organiser: Young water professionals Austria, Hungary and Poland

How to develop successful proposals for receiving grants and funds and how to convince decision makers getting financial support?

Participants will get tips how to develop successful proposals for receiving grants and funds as well as how to convince decision makers getting financial support to attend IWA conferences all around the world. The workshop is divided in round table discussions and individual group works. Jędrzej Bylka (Poznan University of Technology) will guide through different grants opportunities, Vince Bakos (Budapest University of Technology and Economics) will discuss the importance of grants. Jakub Drewnowski (Gdansk University of Technology) and Christian Loderer (Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin GmbH) will share their experience about preparing a successful proposal. In the individual group works the participants finally have time to exercise the learned tips during the workshop. During the whole workshop the participants have the chance for intense networking and sharing their experience.

2017-12-11 15:15:00 2017-12-11 17:15:00Africa/JohannesburgDeveloping successful proposals: grants and fundsDeveloping successful proposals: grants and fundsRoom 2.61-2.63IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 2.64-2.66

Organisers: Monash University Australia

Securing basic needs before sustainability?

Many young water professionals in developing countries are faced with the challenge to choose between two different approaches to water management: the conventional (securing access) or sustainability (securing sustainability) approach. The distinction between these approaches is more pronounced in developing cities. In this session facilitators (Vanessa Copa (Bolivia), Josh Nielsen (Australia), Wikke Novalia (Indonesia) from Monash University, Australia) will utilise a case study, group discussions, and a debate to begin a dialogue around the advantages and challenges of each approach in developing cities. The round table discussions will be preceded by a presentation introducing the case study. Participants will be divided into 2 opposing teams for or against the debate question: Should developing cities invest in sustainable water management before securing basic water supply and sanitation? A representative of each group is expected to report back to the audience. Once all arguments are presented, the participants will then be invited to present their counter arguments. Then they will be given the opportunity to form a rebuttal. Finally, the session will be ended by the facilitators, initiating a reflection on the issues raised during the debate.

2017-12-11 10:45:00 2017-12-11 12:45:00Africa/JohannesburgSecuring Basic needs versus SustainabilitySecuring Basic needs versus SustainabilityRoom 2.64-2.66IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chairs: Hagimar von Ditfurth and Nora Hanke

13:30 Introduction

13:35 Greywater Reuse In The South African Agricultural Sector - Samantha Van Staden, South Africa

13:49 Cultivating Water Management Transformation: The Application Of Collaborative Expansive Learning Tools In Addressing Water Management In The Agricultural Sector Of The Selati Catchment, South Africa - Kundai Chihambakwe, South Africa

14:03 Surface Modification And Grafting Of Macadamia Nutshell Powder With Diphenylcarbazide For Cr(VI) Sequestration In Aqueous Solutions  - Obakeng Nchoe, South Africa

14:17 Impact Of Mining, Farming And Industrial Wastewater Discharge Effluents On Water Quality At Raw Inlet Of Vaalkop Potable Water Treatment Plant - Paki Dikobe, South Africa

TBC 14:31 Tailoring The Photo-catalytic Potential Of Nanosized Magnetite Through Graphene Oxide Doping- A Novel Approach To Efficient Pollutant's Remediation In Water Streams - Muhammad Zahid, Pakistan

14:45 Panel discussion and Closing    

2017-12-11 13:30:00 2017-12-11 14:45:00Africa/JohannesburgWater, Agriculture and Food securityWater, Agriculture and Food securityRoom 2.64-2.66IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Organiser: ARUP & Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

What is the role of different protagonists in organising for the development of resilient water networks?

How to develop efficient water networks? The realization of efficient water networks involves the coming together of a range of diverse factors: incorporation of smart technologies, effective delivery of water to end users, financial viability, (low) reduced carbon impact etc. Key protagonists; policy maker, network designer, capital funder and end user, impact which factors are prioritized and ultimately how the network is developed. This workshop aims to develop an understanding of how the key protagonists lead the development of water networks across different contexts and scenarios, by engaging the delegates in an interactive workshop, exploring how efficient water networks are developed from a big picture perspective.

2017-12-11 15:15:00 2017-12-11 17:15:00Africa/JohannesburgOrganising for the Development of Resilient Water NetworkOrganising for the Development of Resilient Water NetworkRoom 2.64-2.66IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Tuesday 12 December

08:30 - 09:30
10:00 - 11:45
12:45 - 14:15
14:45 - 16:30
16:30 - 17:15
Auditorium 2

Making Water Systems Smarter and Available for All - Gustaf Olsson, Professor Emeritus, Sweden 


Good Governance and Good Performance of Water Utilities: Building Water-wise Cities. - Adv Hasatse, RandWater, SA

2017-12-12 08:30:00 2017-12-12 09:30:00Africa/JohannesburgUtilities in Water-wise CitiesUtilities in Water-wise CitiesAuditorium 2IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chairs:Arlinda Ibrahimllari and Guenter Langergraber

10:00 Introduction

10:05 Supplying Water To Unplanned Low Income Settlements: Implications On Water Utility Performance: The Case Of Lilongwe Water Board, Malawi - Ephraim Banda, Malawi

10:19 Energy Survey - An Efficiency Assessment Of A Water Treatment Plant - Jacob Amengor, Ghana

10:33 Exergy Approach In Evaluation Of Water Distribution System - Jedrzej Bylka, Poland

10:47 Water Meets Didactics: Providing First Level Response Officers In Cape Town The Dedicated Training They Need - Johan Oost, Netherlands

11:01 Wetskills Water Challenges: The Power Of Diversity And Teambuilding Makes The Water Flow Alisa Doornhof Netherlands

11:15 Sizing Of Sustainable Energy Storage For Off-Grid Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Units  - Diego Quintero Pulido, Netherlands

11.29 Panel and closing  

2017-12-12 10:00:00 2017-12-12 11:45:00Africa/JohannesburgOptimization of Water and Sanitation ServicesOptimization of Water and Sanitation ServicesAuditorium 2IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chairs: Suvritha Ramphal and Richard Ashley

12:50 Introduction

12:55 An Assessment Of The Effect Of Storage Containers On The Quality Of Stored Water - Clement Ataguba, Nigeria

13:09 Water Quality Assessment Of Rainwater In Storages Of Urban Areas - Md Tahmidul Islam, Sweden

13:23 Compendium On Drinking Water Systems And Technologies From Source To Consumer - Lena Breitenmoser, Switzerland

13:37 Breaking Through The Acid Barrier: Survival Response Of Waterborne Pathogenic Bacteria To Gastric Fluid - Atheesha Singh, South Africa

13:51 Escherichia Coli- Communities In Wastewater: An Indication Of New Super Gene Combinations? - Zaakirah Delair, South Africa

14:05 Groundwater Sources As Potential Source Of Emerging Pathogens: A Case Study In Mpumalanga And Gauteng Province Of South Africa - Clarissa van der Loo, South Africa

TBC 14:29 Performance Improvement Plan Development And Implementation On Sewage Treatment Plant; Port Harcourt Water Corporation Experience - Edidiong Obot, Nigeria

14.43 Panel discussion and closing

2017-12-12 12:45:00 2017-12-12 14:15:00Africa/JohannesburgWater Quality and HealthWater Quality and HealthAuditorium 2IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chairs: Chanelle Mulopo and Nikki Funke

14:45 Introduction

14:59 Sustaining Rural Livelihoods In South Africa: A Study Of Water Use And Access Practices In Rural Eastern Cape - Chenai Murata, South Africa

15:12 Water Footprints As An Adaptive Management Mechanism To Cope With Water Shortages In The Sugar Industry In Swaziland: A Case Of The Usuthu River Basin - Sindy Mthimkhulu, South Africa

15:26 Assessing Impacts Of Multi-sectoral Drivers And Pressures To Support Sustainable Water Management In The Indian Krishna River Basin - Lena Breitenmoser, Switzerland

15:40 Optimization Of Branched Piece Reinforcements For Large Diameter Dam Pipes In South Africa - Ashley Naicker, South Africa

15:53 Boracay Island Integrated Water Supply And Wastewater Master Plan - Sustaining Development Of The World's Top Tourist Paradise - Robin Estacio, Philippines

16:07 Reducing Concentrations Of Microplastics And Organic Micropollutants - Upstream And Downstream Abatements Strategies - Maja Ekblad, Sweden

16:20 Dam performance monitoring using HDAM probabilistic storage focusing tool: Tzaneem dam case study - Hulisani Rananga, South Africa

16:33 Panel discussion and closing

2017-12-12 14:45:00 2017-12-12 16:30:00Africa/JohannesburgWater Resources ManagementWater Resources ManagementAuditorium 2IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

2017-12-12 16:30:00 2017-12-12 17:15:00Africa/JohannesburgWater Professionals Career PanelWater Professionals Career PanelAuditorium 2IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 1.60

The event aims to provide a neutral, informal engagement platform for engagement for young professionals to have an open dialogue in a speed dating format, with representatives of various organisationscompanies in the water sector. For some of you this may be the first time that you will get to interact with several different organisations in the water sector. This Career Fair is a fantastic opportunity to gain as much knowledge as you can on the job interview process and the diversity of opportunities in the water sector. Companies will ask you questions that are typically asked in a job interview. Since this is not a real job interview, the questions will not be specific to a particular position but rather meant to get you to better present yourself, know what to expect, and get personalised feedback. You’ll learn how to highlight your skills, strengths, passions, and weaknesses and how to illustrate how you applied your skills and strengths to a situation, or used problem solving when in a difficult situation.

2017-12-12 10:00:00 2017-12-12 11:45:00Africa/JohannesburgCareer FairCareer FairRoom 1.60IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

The event aims to provide a neutral, informal engagement platform for engagement for young professionals to have an open dialogue in a speed dating format, with representatives of various organisationscompanies in the water sector. For some of you this may be the first time that you will get to interact with several different organisations in the water sector. This Career Fair is a fantastic opportunity to gain as much knowledge as you can on the job interview process and the diversity of opportunities in the water sector. Companies will ask you questions that are typically asked in a job interview. Since this is not a real job interview, the questions will not be specific to a particular position but rather meant to get you to better present yourself, know what to expect, and get personalised feedback. You’ll learn how to highlight your skills, strengths, passions, and weaknesses and how to illustrate how you applied your skills and strengths to a situation, or used problem solving when in a difficult situation.

2017-12-12 12:45:00 2017-12-12 14:15:00Africa/JohannesburgCareer Fair Career Fair Room 1.60IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

The event aims to provide a neutral, informal engagement platform for engagement for young professionals to have an open dialogue in a speed dating format, with representatives of various organisationscompanies in the water sector. For some of you this may be the first time that you will get to interact with several different organisations in the water sector. This Career Fair is a fantastic opportunity to gain as much knowledge as you can on the job interview process and the diversity of opportunities in the water sector. Companies will ask you questions that are typically asked in a job interview. Since this is not a real job interview, the questions will not be specific to a particular position but rather meant to get you to better present yourself, know what to expect, and get personalised feedback. You’ll learn how to highlight your skills, strengths, passions, and weaknesses and how to illustrate how you applied your skills and strengths to a situation, or used problem solving when in a difficult situation.

2017-12-12 14:45:00 2017-12-12 16:30:00Africa/JohannesburgCareer FairCareer FairRoom 1.60IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 2.61-2.63

Organiser: Young Expert Program (YEP, Water & Agrofood)

Explain, experience and unravel the definitions of (personal) leadership, management and organisations.   

By using personal inputs and comparing the variety of organisations that are represented by the young professionals, an interesting view is given on the role of personal leadership and its relationship with organizational culture and management style. Learn to assess the dominant organizational culture, as the main determinant for effective leadership with Paul van Koppen (YEP Water & Agrofood, Netherlands) in this highly energetic and interactive session. Describe its different meanings, shapes, structures and characteristics in this session with Liezl le Roux and Lyndre Nel (Living Lands, South Africa). Learn about existing and new (strategic) leadership styles in the water sector and how these have an impact on management and organisational structures, both from a personal and a sectoral point of view. 


2017-12-12 10:00:00 2017-12-12 11:45:00Africa/JohannesburgPersonal leadership: the determinant for effective managementPersonal leadership: the determinant for effective managementRoom 2.61-2.63IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Organiser: South African Young Water Professionals (YWP-ZA) and Stellenbosch University School of Public Leadership (SPL)

What does it mean to be an ethical leader and why is it critical to achieving the SDGs? 

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals related to water and sanitation is dependent on good governance frameworks; without ethical leadership this cannot be achieved. Chris Botha (SPL, South Africa) will guide the next generation of leaders through the theoretical underpinnings of ethical leadership and together with Nora Hanke-Louw (YWP-ZA, South Africa) lead an interactive session on a case study to illustrate the power of ethical leadership in the water sector. 

Reading material    

2017-12-12 12:45:00 2017-12-12 14:15:00Africa/JohannesburgEthical LeadershipEthical LeadershipRoom 2.61-2.63IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Organiser: Aha Training and Development South Africa

How to proceed into 2018 with effective time management strategies and tools for success ? 

Time management skills are essential for professional success in any workplace. Those able to successfully implement time management strategies are able to control their workload rather than spend each day in a frenzy of activity reacting to crisis after crisis - stress declines and personal productivity soars! These highly effective individuals are able to focus on the tasks with the greatest impact to them and their organization.

 In this session Taryn-lee Kearney from Aha Training and Development will cover strategies to help participants learn these crucial tools for success. The session will be highly interactive with actionable worksheets where participants will be given a skill set that include personal motivation, delegation skills, organization tools, and crisis management.

2017-12-12 14:45:00 2017-12-12 16:30:00Africa/Johannesburg A 25 Hour Day – Time Management Strategies A 25 Hour Day – Time Management Strategies Room 2.61-2.63IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 2.61-2.63

Organiser: International Water Association (IWA) and ARUP

How to champion the Water-Wise Cities Principles? 

Developing a network one can trust to share knowledge and experience is the foundation of professional develop¬ment. In this workshop, IWA & Arup will offer Young Water Professionals the opportunity to become champions of the IWA Principles for Water-Wise Cities, empowering them to become leaders and change-makers for a water-wise world.

Through the lens of the Principles, participants will be asked to share stories from their cities and to identify how their work/research fits into the water-wise vision, esta¬blishing a worldwide community with a shared vision for urban resilience. Finally, there will be a panel of leading Young Water Professionals to share their inspiring stories and how they achieved their goals.

Become inspired, join us on the journey

2017-12-12 10:00:00 2017-12-12 11:45:00Africa/JohannesburgCreating Water-Wise City ChampionsCreating Water-Wise City ChampionsRoom 2.61-2.63 IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Organiser: Greenmatter and South African Young Water Professionals 

What are the business opportunities of the water sector and how do you start making a business idea reality?

his interactive session will be all about thinking through the business opportunities of the water sector and what it takes for you to start turning a potential business idea into reality. You will be hosted by YWP-ZA and GreenMatter who run an ideation business support programme called the Imvelisi Enviropreneur Initiative. Look forward to the opportunity to engage with entrepreneurs about their hard-learned lessons and interact with organisations that are enterprise support specialists! Prepare to pick up some hot tips and links to great resources.

2017-12-12 12:45:00 2017-12-12 14:15:00Africa/JohannesburgLinking aspiring Enviropreneurs to the business opportunities of the Water SectorLinking aspiring Enviropreneurs to the business opportunities of the Water SectorRoom 2.61-2.63 IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Organisers: Metro Pacific Water and Isle Utilities

How do we spark and lead innovation? 

Innovation is “something new that makes an impact”. But where the impact is happening, how the impact is delivered, and what is the bigger picture of these impacts are often unexplored. The workshop aims (1) to consolidate the experiences and aspirations of young water professionals in making innovations happen through a Global Innovation Map, and (2) to stimulate the global collaborative innovation effort among YWPs by developing a high-level Water Innovation Framework.

2017-12-12 14:45:00 2017-12-12 16:30:00Africa/JohannesburgUnderstanding water sector innovation; Where How and WhyUnderstanding water sector innovation; Where How and WhyRoom 2.61-2.63 IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Wednesday 13 December

08:30 - 09:00
09:00 - 10:45
11:15 - 12:45
13:45 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:45
Auditorium 2

Economics, so called nature based solutions and uncertainty - Richard Ashley

2017-12-13 08:30:00 2017-12-13 09:00:00Africa/JohannesburgNature based solutions and uncertainty Nature based solutions and uncertainty Auditorium 2IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: Ashton Maherry

09:00 Introduction

09:05 Economic Study Of Assurance Of Supply Requirements For Water Resource Management - Concept - Sarlet Barnard, South Africa

09:08 Social Media And Learning In Water Resource Management: A Case Study Of Mpophomeni Township - Elsah Dhliwayo, South Africa

09:11 Suggesting A Key Performance Indicator For Assessing The Impact Of Pressure Control Management Of A Water Distribution Network On Household Water Consumption - Dimitrios Kofinas , Greece

09:14 Water Supply And Its Challenges In Rural El Salvador - Marion Liemberger, Austria

09:17 Can we drink from the springs? : A case study for the city of Cape Town -Siphesihle Magqazolo, South Africa

09:20 The Identification And Mapping Of Livestock Grazing Patterns And The Grazing Activity System In The Tsitsa River Sub-catchment: Establishing And Restoring Ecosystem Services Provided By Hillside Seep Wetlands - Qawekazi Mkabile, South Africa

09:23 Managing The Unauthorized Consumption In Water Supply Systems: Case Studies In South Africa- Tirelo Mphahlele, South Africa

09:26 The Daily Realities Of Young People Betweeen The Ages 16 And 35 Living In Krwakrwa And Upper Ncerha Village, Eastern Cape - Ngowenani Nohayi, South Africa

09:29 Manila Water's Resiliency And Business Interruption Study - Katrina Oliva, Philippines

09:32 Long-term Temporal And Spatial Changes In Microbial Communities Within A Large-scale South African Drinking Water Distribution System - Sarah Potgieter, South Africa

09:35 Practical Experience In Using The Infrastructure Leakage Index (Case Study: Fars Water And Waste Water Company) - Elaheh Rastegari, Iran

09:38 Assessing The Water Affordability For Residential Consumers In South African Local Municipalities - Lerato Shai, South Africa

09:41 Break

09:44 Need to provide safety water in river basin Korca City - Sejla Kokojka, Albania

09:47 Multiscale Drivers of Sugarcane Expansion and Impacts on Water Resources across Southern Africa - Simphiwe Ngcobo, South Africa

09:50 Water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices in Community based care for people living with HIV and AIDS - Chanelle Mulopo, South Africa

09:53:Access to Water; a Key Factor in Boosting the Self Esteem of people in Rural Communities - CM Chibuzor, Nigeria

09:57 How do urbanization and SUDS affect the water cycle in cities and how can we model it? - T Danielsen, Denmark

10:00 Water – an economic good? Is price on water leading to a more effective and sustainable use? - A Bjørnskov, Denmark

10:03 Detection of amoeba associated Legionella pneumophila in hospital critical units of Johannesburg - P Muchesa, South Africa

10:06 Challenges of treating low turbidity source water: Wiggins Waterworks Case Study | MB Sibiya (South Africa) 

Arsenic remediation using a novel soil based filter - S Mondal, South Africa

10:09 Role of county government in water resources management in Nairobi City County - H Chungani, Kenya 

10:12 Impacts of water scarcity on utility's revenue - S Kiarie, Kenya

10:15 Assessing the impact of access to clean water and sanitation on basic education: a case study of northern region of Kenya -  P Mwangi, Kenya

10:18 Efficient Energy Management At Nairobi City Water And Sewerage Company -  E Wambura Kenya

10:21 Overcoming Water Scarcity: Effluent Water Reuse -  S Nuthu, Kenya

10:24 Water Management - Saving Water by Using Waterless Urinals - A Ndegwa, Kenya

10:27 Making Information Accessible, Transparent And Understandable To All Consumers: Lessons From Nairobi'S Water Rationing Crisis - Diana Mahemba, Kenya

10:30 Water Management - Saving Water By Using Waterless Urinals - Andrew Ndegwa, Kenya

10:33 Water Management - M Buke, Kenya

10.37 Activation Of Consumer Interests And Interaction Through Social Media - Charity Supeyo, Kenya

10.40 Closing

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Chair: Ashton Maherry

11:20 Introduction   

11:25 Nutrient Removal From Low Strength Domestic Sewage Using Anaerobic Hybrid Reactor - Asad Aziz, India

11:28 Waste To Be Removed Or Value To Be Reused? Advanced Utilization Of Organic Carbon Rich Process And Waste Water Flows Of Soft Drink Industry - Vince Bakos, Hungary

11:31 Troubleshooting Long-term Biofouling By Dispersed Bacteria In Full-scale Membrane Bioreactor - Avery Carlson, United States

11:34 Investment On Membrane Technology For Treatment Of Trade Effluent For Secondary Re-Use: Changing The Weakness Into Strength- Mxolisi Cele, South Africa

11:37 Spatial And Temporal Variability Of Prokaryotic Communities In Rapid Sand Filters Used For Drinking Water Treatment- Minette Crous , South Africa

11:40 Fitting Microbial Health Risk Assessments To Urban Wastewater Reuse Systems In Low- And Middle Income Countries- Samuel Fuhrimann, South Africa

11:43 Understanding Industrial Effluent Water Quality: What Is The Norm And Why Do We Need To Do Better? - Genevieve harding, South Africa

11:46 Assessing The Improvement In Biological Stability Of Drinking Water After Reverse Osmosis And Remineralization, Angelinah Moekwa, South Africa

11:49 The Occurrence And Removal Of Micropollutants In A Decentralized Wastewater Treatment System In Durban, South Africa - Jana Späth, Sweden

11:52 Removal Of Chromium Species From Industrial Effluents Using Cryptocrystalline Magnesite: Kinetic And Isotherm Studies - Fentswe Tjia, South Africa

11:55 Hinulugang Taktak Wastewater System Project In Antipolo: Reviving One Of The Philippine's Natural Heritage- Monica Umali, Philippines

11:58 Determining The Effectiveness Of An Expanded Granular Sludge Bed (EGSB) Reactor In The Treatment Of Poultry Slaughterhouse Wastewater- Yasheemah Williams, South Africa

12:01 Performance evaluation of down-flow expanded granular bed reactor (DEGBR) in poultry slaughterhouse wastewater treatment - Mahomet Njoya, South Africa

12:04 The Use Of Small-scale Constructed Wetlands To Treat Greywater In Residential Households For Use In Activities That Require Non-potable Water - Samanta Stelli, South Africa

12:07 Catchment Management Guidelines And Training - Louise Lodenkemper, South Africa

12:10 Urban Wetlands Are Overwhelmed By Stormwater Quality: The Case Of Princess Vlei, Cape Town - Laura Underhill, South Africa

12:13  Investigating treated effluent quality from various wastewater treatment works; can it directly augment the Western Cape's Drinking Water supply System - Sam Thandokazi, South Africa

12:17 Potential for Lake Bank Filtration at Lake Tissoe, Denmark -  F Køhn , Denmark

12:20 Tailoring the Photo-catalytic potential of Nanosized Magnetite throuhg Graphene Oxide Doping - A Novel approach to efficient pollutant's remediation in water streams -  M Zahid, Pakistan

12:23 Do size and surface coating influence adsorption of gold nanoparticles by aquatic higher plants? - N Mahaye, South Africa 

12:29 Acid Orange 52 Removal Using Immobilized Photocatalytic Baffled Reactor - B Ayati, Ireland

12:32 Evaluation And Management Of An Impact Of A Treated Sewage Waste Water On A Blesbok Spruit River And Wetland Water Quality - M Baloi, South Africa

12:35 How To Lift Lifespan Of Wastewater Treatment Plants Through A New Maintenance Regime? - F Filo, Albania

12:38 Statistical Cross Evaluation Of Faecal Sludge In Different Regions - P Jaenicke, South Africa

12:41 Closing

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Chair: Ashton Maherry

13:45 Introduction

13:50 An Investigation Of The Error Resulting From Linearly Upscaling The Performance Of A 'typical' Of Domestic Rainwater Harvesting System To The Catchment Scale - Lloyd Fisher-Jeffes, South Africa

13:53 Chemical Analysis Of The Protein, Lipid And Carbohydrate Composition Of Faecal Sludge From Urine Diversion Dry Toilets As A Feed Source For Black Soldier Fly Larvae - Dayna Hamilton, South Africa

13:56 Microalgae Cultivation Using Various Sources Of Organic Substrate For High Lipid Content - Hesam Kamyab, Malaysia

13:59 Application Of Multiple Regression Analysis In Projecting The Water Demand For The City Of Cape Town- Mirjam Lawens, South Africa

14:02 Biomonitoring Using A Female-specific Hormone Within Freshwater Crabs- Lloyd leach, South Africa

14:05 Effects Of Selected Wastewater Effluent Discharge On Environmental And Biological Conditions Of The Vygekraal And Kuils Rivers Downstream Of Athlone And Zandvliet WWTWs Respectively -Felicia Magutywa, South Africa

14:08 Determination Of Organic Pollutants In The Blesbokspruit, Gauteng - Khuliso Maphakela, South Africa

14:11 Human Faeces As A Potential Bio-refinery Feed-A Review -Eva Mary, South Africa

14:14 "Evaluation Of Salinity Risks To The River Ecosystem In Relation To Agriculture Practices And Domestic Wastewater Discharge In The Kat River- Ntombekhaya Mgaba, South Africa

14:17 Diversity And Dynamics Of The Bacterial Community Associated With A Water Distribution Network Receiving Limited Treated Ground Water - Kinosha Moodley, South Africa

14:20 The Evaluation Of The Variation In Flow And Cod Over A 24-Hour Period At A Wastewater Plant, Presenting A Possible Opportunity To Minimise Total Use Of Energy - Lelentle Motaung, South Africa

14:23 Modelling the impact of LID measures on reduction of CSO of the New Maelbeek - Sandra Muhirirwe, Uganda

14:27 Preliminary Mass Balance At A Black Soldier Fly Larvae Faecal Sludge Treatment Facility In Durban, South Africa - Ellen Mutsakatira, South Africa

14:30 Vertical Constructed Wetlands Performance Improvement -comparison Of Different Media Grade Curves - Rennia Mwenje ,South Africa

14:33 Analysis Of Groundwater Historical Data To Determine The Trends Of Lead, Manganese And Iron: A Case Study Of Brooklands, Simon's Town - Shane Nethenzheni, South Africa

14:36 Participation And Learning In Water Quality Management: A Case Of Mpophomeni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa- Tinashe Rimau, South Africa

14:39 Development Of An Algorithm To Improve Water And Sanitation Data Collection In Dispersed Rural Communities In Mexico Using R Software- Julio Rios Hernandez, Spain

14:42 The Configuration Of The East Rand Basin Surface Runoff Model Used For Source Apportionment Studies- Andries Van Schalkwyk, South Africa

14:45 Are high flows accurately measured in South African rivers?- Ashley Maritz, South Africa

14:48 Spatial Variability Of Arsenic Concentrations And Groundwater Resources Vulnerability In Gold Mining Fields Of Lake Victoria Basin, Northern Tanzania - J Ijumulana, Tanzania

14:51 High Flux And Antifouling Properties Of PES/GO-(MOF-2) Composite Membranes For Dye Rejection - T Makhetha , South Africa

14:54 Break

14:57 Adsorption Of Cyanide In Simulated Wastewater By Quaternized Polymeric Adsorbents - T Masinga, South Africa

15:00 Removal Of Heavy Metal Ions From Industrial Effluent Using Adsorbent Resins - Lufuno Nemadodzi, South Africa

15:03 Expanded Polystyrene In Water Softening Technologies -  Liudmyla Odud, Ukraine

15:06 Schaakle Shuffle ensemble method for rainfall post processes forecast -  Amoo Taiwo, South Africa

15:09 Illegal Wastewater Discharge And The Plight Of Sewer Workers: A Case Study Of Nairobi City Water And Sewerage Company - Paul Olali, Kenya

15:12 Stormwater For Urban Use By Microfiltration And Ultrafiltration Treatment - Abby Ortega Sandoval, Brazil

15:15 Communication And Marketing Tools Used To Improve Service Performance-a Case Of NCWSC - Zainabu Sugale, Kenya

15:18 Closing

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2017-12-13 15:30:00 2017-12-13 16:45:00Africa/JohannesburgClosing CeremonyClosing CeremonyAuditorium 2IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 1.60

Chairs: Vanessa Weber and Henry Roman

09:00 Introduction

09:05 Core Aspects Of International Water Supply And Wastewater Disposal With A Focus On Developing Countries - Mirjam Lawens, Germany

09:18 Perspectives On Water Security In The South African Context - Nikki Funke, South Africa

09:31 The National Groundwater Strategy- Sivashni Naicker, South Africa

09:44 Improving Urban Water Management: WetsNext?! Involving Young Talents For Roll-out The City Blueprint Approach To Cities Worldwide- Biopela Madonsela, Netherlands

09:57 David And Goliath: Strengthening The Voice Of The 'little Guy' In Deepening Democratic Water Governance- Matthew Weaver, South Africa

10:11 Investigating Water Wastage Awareness In Urban And Rural Communities, A Case Study Of Limpopo Province, South Africa - Prince Njoku, South Africa

10:24 Public Awareness On Water Conservation Issues - Ediola Osman, Albania

10:37 The Lock-in To Infrastructural Solutions In Jakarta's Flooding Institutions: A Reflection From The Past 400 Years - Thanti Octavianti, United Kingdom

10:50 Closing

2017-12-13 09:00:00 2017-12-13 10:45:00Africa/JohannesburgWater GovernanceWater GovernanceRoom 1.60IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chairs: Mlu Mnguni and Lindelani Sibiya

11:20 Introduction

11:25 Proposal For A Scheme To Prevent Sewer Blockages: Using EThekwini Municipality (South Africa) As Case Study -Surabhi Srivastava , South Africa

11:39 Rapid Diagnostic Tool For Detecting Blockages In Sewer System: An Experience Of EThekwini Municipality (South Africa) - Surabhi Srivastava, South Africa

11:53 Removal of Pollutants From Waste Water Samples Using a Novel Nanosponge Biopolymer Composite - Anny Leudjo Taka, South Africa

12:07 Overcoming Stringent Environmental Hurdle: Upgrade Strategy For Metro Manila's Largest Wastewater Treatment System - Romulo Jr. Samia, Philippines

12:21 Performance Assessment Of A Demonstration Vertical Flow Constructed Wetland Purifying Anaerobically Treated Domestic Wastewater -Preyan Arumugam, South Africa

12:39 Poultry Wastewater Treatment Using A Static Granular Bed Reactor - Zainab Rinquest, South Africa

12:43 Closing Summary

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Chairs: Preyan Arumugam-Nanoolal and Christian Loderer 

13:45 Introduction

13:50 The Treatment Of Biodiesel Wastewater Using An Integrated Electrochemical And Adsorption Process - Dirk Myburgh, South Africa

14:04 Adsorption Of Chromium Species From Industrial Effluents Using Mechanochemically Modified Cryptocrystalline Magnesite-bentonite Clay Nanocomposite - Fentswe Tjia, South Africa

14:18 Seasonal Variations Of Endocrine Disrupting Contaminants (EDCs) In South African Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTWs) - Edward Archer, South Africa

14:32 Potential Effects Of Nanopollutans On Biological Wastewater Treatment - Pabel Cervantes, Mexico

14:46 Advanced Monitoring And Computer Simulation For Cost Effective WWTP- Jakub Drewnowski, Poland

15:00 Panel and Closing summary

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Room 2.61-2.63

Organisers: Aurecon group

How to work across the silo and communicate with the public? All too often water professionals work in “silos”, providing inappropriate solutions not accounting for public needs. As the water sector’s future leaders, YWPs need to develop and manage water infrastructure in a way that encourages public ownership. This session aims to capacitate YWPs with the tools and problem solving skills to effectively consider and engage the public without technical jargon and intimidating communicating techniques. Aurecon has been using Design Led Thinking as a tool to design with the end user in mind. The tools and communication techniques are a useful way to work across silos and design for public needs.

2017-12-13 09:00:00 2017-12-13 10:45:00Africa/JohannesburgSkills to work across silos and communicate with the publicSkills to work across silos and communicate with the publicRoom 2.61-2.63IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Organisers: CSIR, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Chuo University

How to practically apply joint use of qualitative and quantitative data analysis? 

Proper information, robust data analysis and relevant evidence-based decision-making support tools are key to effective decisions, interventions and policy design in the water sector, especially in situations of political and scientific uncertainty. This workshop aims to promote the joint use of qualitative and quantitative data analysis in the context of decision-making to promote effective agricultural water use in a case study in the Maruleng Local Municipal area in South Africa. Through a World Café participants will practice the presented qualitative and quantitative methods.

2017-12-13 11:15:00 2017-12-13 12:45:00Africa/JohannesburgPractical application of qualitative & quantitative research methods Practical application of qualitative & quantitative research methods Room 2.61-2.63IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Room 2.64-2.66
2017-12-13 13:45:00 2017-12-13 15:30:00Africa/Johannesburg Room 2.64-2.66IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

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