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The current state and future priorities of brine research in South Africa: Workshop proceedings
Expanded Title:The Water Research Commission Brine Workshop on the state of brine research in South Africa was held on 22- 23 January 2014 at the ESKOM Academy of Learning Midrand, Gauteng Province. The workshop was hosted by ESKOM in collaboration with the Water Research Commission (WRC), and was facilitated by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). A variety of stakeholders participated in this workshop; including representatives from industry, academics and science councils and government departments. The aim of the workshop was to provide, a sector perspective of the current state of brine research in South Africa and the gaps that will define the future research portfolio and the priorities that the partners can pursue over the next 10 years. This should enable the sector to consolidate, focus, support and drive relevant research initiatives with the aim of realising “real” solutions to the current and future brine challenges. The structure of the workshop was designed to facilitate participation; interaction and networking between stakeholders to collectively discuss and formulate innovative solutions to the challenges associated with brine research in South Africa. Prior to the workshop a blog was created to enable participants to submit inputs to the topic under discussion. The workshop was divided into different sessions; Session One of the workshop was on the future desired state of brine in South Africa. Session Two took the form of introductory presentations from different experts working with brine research. Workshop Session Three took the form of group discussions and feedback from the different groups in plenary. Participants were continuously encouraged to continue engaging each other in the blog and to also submit additional inputs on the topics discussed during the day. Day Two of the Workshop started off with reflections on Day 1 proceedings and proceeded to Session Four of the workshop which was setting out the research priorities in terms of probing what needs to be done. The last session of the workshop entailed crafting a road map on how should we do in the short and long term. Dr Valerie Naidoo gave a parting message at the end of the workshop and thanked the participants for attending the workshop. The proceedings outline the inputs from the participants in the following 3 main areas: 1. The Future Desired State and the gaps that need to be met to achieve a 5 to 10 year vision 2. The Research priorities areas 3. The practical steps that could be taken (roadmap)
Date Published:01/04/2015
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Wastewater Management - Industrial, R & D - Water and Energy
Document Keywords:Technology, Water Quality
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Technical
WRC Report No:KV 338/15
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0670-4
Authors:Claassen M; Masangane W
Project No:K8/1052
Originator:WRC
Organizations:CSIR
Document Size:3 510 KB
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