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AMABHUBESI CONFERENCING pRESENtS

Water & Sanitation Conference 2009

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Providing an integrated & sustainable solution to Water and Sanitation challenges in Southern Africa

26th – 27th May 2009 • Cape Sun Hotel, Cape Town

Featured Speakers include:
Mike Muller, Visiting Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Public and Development Management Wits University (Former Director General, Dept of Water Affairs and Forestry- DWAF) Dr. Kevin Wall, Divisional Fellow & Principal Researcher, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Obonetse Masedi, Water and Sanitation Expert, SADC Water Programme Phera Ramoeli, Programme Director, SADC Water Programme Marlene Van Der Merwa Botha, Specialist: Water and Wastewater, WaterGroup (Former President Water Institute Of South Africa- WISA) Leonardo Manus, Deputy-Director Water Services Regulation, Dept of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF) Godfrey Mwiinga, Specialist on Water and Sanitation, Development Bank of Southern Africa Nokuzola Lujiza, Senior Professional Officer, City of Cape Town Water Pollution control Dr. Anthony Turton, Director, TouchStone Resources (Pty) Ltd Dr. Jo Barnes, Senior Lecturer: Dept of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Division of Community Health, Stellenbosch University Dr. Jaqui Goldin, Senior Research Fellow, Waternet Chair, University of the Western Cape Mariette Liefferink, CEO, Federation for a Sustainable Environment Martyn Foot, Research learning policy development Adviser, World Vision South Africa Isobel Frye, Director, Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute Gareth Morgan, DA Spokesperson, Environmental Affairs Prof. Roland Schulze, Professor Emeritus of Hydrology & Senior Research Associate School of Bio resources Engineering & Environmental Hydrology, University of KwaZulu-Natal Mandisa Kalako-Williams, Sec. General, The S.A. Red Cross Society Emilie Galley, HydroGeologist, Umvoto

“Water, thou hast no taste, no color, no odor; canst not be defined, art relished while ever mysterious. Not necessary to life, but rather life itself, thou fillest us with a gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses.”
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery, From Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939

Conference Overview
This conference will afford you the special privilege of interacting with decision makers, stakeholders and experts in the field of Water and Sanitation; as it brings together professionals to discuss ongoing developments and emerging solutions; providing integrated approach to sustainable water and sanitation development and exchange of knowledge on aspect of service delivery in Southern Africa • Presentation from world-class speakers • Presentation from SADC water Programme • Gain insights into emerging innovation and ideas for sustainable Water and Sanitation Development • Opportunity for plenary discussion and input into the conference action plan from all session

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Conference Background

The Service delivery challenges of communities and water professionals in emerging countries are unprecedented. It is a known fact that in meeting the millennium development goals (MDGs), effective water resources management and sanitation is central and of huge significance. Indeed the “Right to Water” has been recognized at global level, and particularly in South Africa, however, significant social injustice remains. Today, emerging countries are faced with a range of dynamic pressures including rapid population growth and urban sprawl, industrialization and de-industrialization and climate change. We produce massive streams of waste (solid, gaseous, liquid) contaminating soils, air and water and our ecological footprints is increasing rapidly through continued exploitation of available resources; not to mention the deteriorating water quality. Rural communities not only have to deal with poverty, unemployment, lack of shelter. Poor hygiene and sanitation, waterborne diseases and infections are fast becoming the way of life. A number of policies and programs have been put in place, with the aim of solving the many problems and challenges that faces us. In many ways, water defines our wealth as individuals, nation, and community. Water is critical to the regional growth, economic integration, and collective economic independence in an increasingly globalised world. However, the question we have to answer is, is our present conventional approach to water and sanitation adequate enough? Shall we continue to do different things or do things differently? How can we best manage and utilize our water resources in a sustainable manner? Seeing that these challenges are enormous and they are not to be in any way trivialized, the measures to meeting them must be dynamic, demand-led, holistic, integrated and highly sustainable. In meeting these challenges, we at Beaver and Beaver Management solution (Pty)Ltd, in association with Amabhubesi Conferencing and Training Johannesburg South Africa, have put together this conference to enable an avenue where knowledge and innovative ideas are pooled from which emerging solution and appropriate decision are made for a better future for all. This is essential if at all we are to meet the millennium development goals (MDGs). Our aim is to ensure that social, economic, environmental, and technical dimensions are fully taken into proper perspective in the approach to water and sanitation solutions. You cannot afford to miss this exclusive, knowledge driven and innovative Conference. Book now and join Amabhubesi to discover emerging solutions to the water and Sanitation Challenge in Southern Africa. Don’t miss this! Book your seat today! For more information: Ola Odejayi Conference Manager Amabhubesi Conferencing & Training T: +27 (0) 11 326 3458 E: ola@amabhubesi.com

Who Should Attend?
Technical specialists from both research and practice communities; from engineering and science disciplines (social and economic) National water and sanitation policy makers Water Boards/Corporations Ministries of Water Resources and Environment Water Providers For Communities, Hotels and Institutions Corporate Environmental Managers Consulting Engineers Environmental Scientists, Water Chemists and Microbiologists Manufacturers of Water Treatment Equipment Packaged/Bottled Water Suppliers and Producers Public Health Officials National, provincial, municipal and Local Regulators International Finance and Assistance Agencies Water Project Financing Organizations Researchers/Students Agricultural Extensions Officers

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In South Africa access to water has increased dramatically, but backlogs continue to create unsafe living conditions and environmental pollution. About 5 million people were still in need of adequate supplies in 2008, while about15 million people lacked basic sanitation. Local authorities in South Africa blame poor water quality and environmental pollution on a lack of resources and capacity that has put far too much strain on ageing infrastructure. There are also concerns about management skills at municipal level. In the presentation, the health consequences of the sanitation failures and looming water shortages will be explored. 09:55 - 10:35 Water Service delivery - the weakest link! Dr. Kevin Wall, Divisional Fellow & Principal Researcher, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research 10:35 - 10:45 10:45 - 11:25

Registration and Refreshments Chairperson’s opening address

Networking over Tea Progress report on the realization of the Millennium Development Goals through the lens of Water and Sanitation

08:40 - 09:15 Keynote Address by Mike Muller Visiting Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Public and Development Management Wits University (Former Director General, Dept of Water Affairs and Forestry- DWAF)

Isobel Frye, Director, Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute

Water for a happy, healthy and productive future - A vision for Southern Africa’s cities!
Water is a critical resource for all communities: • It is vital for people, their survival and health. • It is also an essential ingredient of almost all economic activity. • Yet water is part of the natural environment that must be sustained. The challenge of managing water is thus to find and maintain the right balance the social, economic and environmental demands on its use. This must ensure production, without which we perish in poverty, adequate services to keep us healthy and, importantly, support to maintain an environment in which we are happy to live. The presentation will discuss new approaches to achieving this balance, including the latest developments from the 5th World Water Forum which will be held in Istanbul in March. It will focus on the cities of the region since cities are both important users of water but also major impactors. It will illustrate this with examples from cities in the Southern African region, from Angola to Zambia and Zimbabwe concentrating on the challenges that they face in reaching the vision of happy, healthy, productive cities. Themes will include: • Technical challenges of meeting urban water needs, including • Climate change and • Water quality management • Organisation of water management and water supply and sanitation services • Funding of those activities • Ensuring that water users play their role. 09:15 - 09:55

South Africa committed to achieving the Millennium Development Goals and in fact committed to doing so a year earlier than the rest of the world. The 7th MDG commits the government to “halve, by 201(4)/15, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation”. Water is also a justifiable constitutional right in South Africa. Despite these undertakings, obligations and commitments on and by the state, many millions of people in South Africa are still vulnerable to disease and death arising from unsafe water and poor sanitation. Lack of access to water also adds time use strains to the time poverty of poor people, and especially poor women IN Southern Africa. SPII shall present the progress to date by the state in halving the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, and will explore the implications of lack of access for poor people. 11:25 - 12:05

Prof. Roland Schulze, Professor Emeritus of Hydrology & Senior Research Associate School of Bio resources Engineering & Environmental Hydrology, University of KwaZulu-Natal Any Change in rain fall is amplified in water. The challenge of climate change is that certain areas will be considered dry and others wet. We have to adapt to this new condition in our planning in terms of Water quality, water quantity and coping with extreme events such as flood and drought. This presentation will present emerging solutions for developing appropriate adaptation strategies 12:05 - 12:45

Impending Challenges of climate change on Water Resources and People

Dr. Jo Barnes, Senior Lecturer, Dept of interdisciplinary health Sciences, Division of Community Health Stellenbosch University

The Global Water and Sanitation Challenges and a Snapshot of the Southern Africa situation

Nokuzola Lujiza, Senior Professional Officer - City of Cape Town Water Pollution control • • Infrastructure strain and Pollution in rivers and watercourses Meeting the Face 2013 water Shortage challenge

Intensification of Infrastructure Development and Water Management programs

The global challenges regarding water and sanitation are daunting. Some 1.1 billion people don’t have access to safe drinking water. Another 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation, i.e. a toilet. By 2025, some 3.5 billion people will live in places where water is scarce or becoming scarce, according to World Water Council data. Safe water supplies, hygienic sanitation and good water management are fundamental to global health. According to the World Health Organization, almost one tenth of the global disease burden could be prevented by increasing access to safe drinking water; improving sanitation and hygiene; and improving water management to reduce risks of water-borne infectious diseases and accidental drowning. Annually, safer water could prevent: 1.4 million child deaths from diarrhea, 500 000 deaths from malaria and 860 000 child deaths from malnutrition.

12:45 - 13:25

Lunch

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Prof Roland Schulze, Professor Emeritus of Hydrology & Senior Research Associate School of Bio resources Engineering & Environmental Hydrology University of KwaZulu-Natal Dual economy exists in South Africa (and other emerging country) with a first world and third world living side by side. This introduces huge challenges in Water management, nationally, regionally and locally. These issues will be addressed in this presentation. 14:05 – 14:45

Integrated Water Resource Management: What does it mean in a dual economy country?

08:00 - 08:30 08:30 - 08:40 08:40 - 09:15

Registration and Refreshments Chairperson’s opening address Water as a limiting Factor to future economic Development!

Dr. Anthony Turton, Director, TouchStone Resources (Pty) Ltd South Africa is a water constrained country. The National Water Resource Strategy of 2004, which is the official government planning document, has indicated that around 98% of the national water resource had been allocated at a high assurance of supply level by that date. This means that future economic growth will be curtailed unless we introduce drastic new thinking into our developmental planning. There is around 38 billion cubic meters a year that makes up the national water stock available at a high assurance of supply, and South Africa is currently on that threshold. Research conducted at the CSIR has indicated that by 2025 and additional 28 billion cubic meters will be required if moderate economic growth is to be assured. This opens the debate to water as a stock versus water as a flux. The presentation will focus on this debate by explaining how the management of water as a flux will easily generate those “missing” 28 billion cubic meters, provided that all stakeholders understand and adopt this new management paradigm”. 9:15 - 9:55

Phera Ramoeli, Programme Director, SADC Water Programme 14:45 – 15:25

SADC Shared Watercourse Systems Protocol - Towards joint strategic management & development Case Study Ground Water Management – Protecting Groundwater as a Sustainable Resource: West Rand

Mariette Liefferink, CEO, Federation for a Sustainable Environment Waste from gold mines constitutes the largest single source of waste and pollution in South Africa. Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) is responsible for the most costly environmental and socio-economic impacts. Production of AMD may continue for many years after mines are closed and tailings dams decommissioned. AMD is not only associated with surface and groundwater pollution, degradation of soil quality, for harming aquatic sediments and fauna, and for allowing heavy metals to seep into the environment. Long-term exposure to AMD polluted drinking water may lead to increased rates of cancer, decreased cognitive function and appearance of skin lesions. Heavy metals in drinking water could compromise the neural development of the fetus which can result in mental retardation. If indeed the extent of “… problems related to mining waste may be rated as second only to global warming and stratospheric ozone depletion in terms of ecological risk” (EEB, 2000), then the Witwatersrand gold mining area of SA is at serious risk. 15:25 – 15:35 15:35 – 16:15

Godfrey Mwiinga, Specialist on Water and Sanitation with Development Bank of Southern Africa It is widely acknowledged that the financing of water projects is not easy. Preparation of water sector projects to bankability level is understood to take long. Still when they are finally financed, revenues for both financial and profit sustainability are comparatively low. Water cuts across all spheres of society, therefore many stakeholders and bringing them to one table for a single social-economic goal has often become a daunting task. Often, because of complicated nature of water sector projects and their high social Water has in recent years been receiving its due attention as an economic good that could be provided commercially. Hence, many developing countries are now acknowledging the relevance of providing water commercially in order to ensure quality and sustainable services to its consumers. This development is seen to be slowly easing the challenges of cost-recovery in many water projects. It is becoming clear that additional funding is not the panacea to sustainability of water services. With the benefit of hindsight of recent knowledge and practices in water sector financing, his presentation will focus on financing issues for sustainable water and sanitation development.

Finance for Sustainable Water and Sanitation Development

Networking over Tea The status of wastewater treatment in SA: Raising performance through a risk-based, regulatory driven approach

Marlene Van Der Merwa Botha, WaterGroup Specialist: Water and Wastewater & Leonardo Manus, Deputy-Director Water Services Regulation, Dept of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF) 16:15

Chairman’s Closing Remarks

End of Conference Day One!

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John Rocha, Project Manager, NEPAD Business Foundation 14:05 - 14:45

Leveraging Capacity from Private Sector participation in Sustainable Water and Sanitation Development

Martyn Foot, Research learning policy development Adviser, World Vision South Africa.

NGO Partnerships in providing sustainable water & sanitation in Rural Southern Africa

09:55 - 10:35

Gareth Morgan, MP, DA Spokesperson on Environmental Affairs • • •

Improving accountability & leadership for water Supply, sanitation, and hygiene

World Vision will provide insight and exchange knowledge on work with Government and communities in providing sustainable water and Sanitation. 14:45 - 15:25

Defining clear roles and responsibilities at all levels Policy development and Implementation for Water and Sanitation Ensuring Coordination mechanisms for greater policy coherence and donor harmonization

Emilie Galley, HydroGeologist, Umvoto (earth-water-science-life) • • • • Technical options Capacity and peer learning - water operators’ partnerships New research and technology development agenda Applying local knowledge to water and sanitation provision

Case Study Water and Sanitation: Towards Innovation and Change

10:35 - 10:45 10:45 - 11:25

Networking over Tea Water: A filter for human freedom and development

Dr. Jacqui Goldin, Senior Research Fellow, Waternet Chair, University of the Western Cape Improved delivery is about enhancing choices and the human freedom to live well. It is about providing opportunities for citizens to take control over their environment and to participate in decisions to improve the quality of their lives and to maintain ecosystem equilibrium for future generations. Water and sanitation delivery can be a powerful conduit for social development and well-being. The paper examines achievements in this domain with reference to Amartya Sen’s notions of development and human freedom 11:25 - 12:05

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Networking over Tea Summary Discussion: Water and Sanitation-Towards Strategic planning and Action Plan... (Providing a way forward) Chairman’s Closing Remarks

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Obonetse Masedi, Water and Sanitation Expert- SADC Water Programme • • Emerging issues in water and infectious disease in Southern Africa… Dynamic and emerging solutions…

Meeting the Sanitation Challenges in Southern Africa: Towards a Holistic Approach

End of Conference Day Two!

12:05 - 12:45

Mandisa Kalako-Williams, Sec. Gen South African Red Cross Society • • Calling for community participation…. Skills for behavioral change to sanitation and hygiene

Case Study Towards a Community driven approach to improving sanitation and hygiene

12:45 - 13:25

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