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Invitation - Unconventional Gas symposium from WISA MWD and GSSA GWDUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
South Africa2014/08/182014/08/20

Tight gas, shale gas and coal bed methane are called "unconventional" gas due to their atypical reservoirs. While chemically identical to conventional natural gas, they are found in highly compact rock or coalbeds and require a specific set of production techniques.
The exploitation of unconventional gas sources using methods such as hydraulic fracturing, horizontal wells, and reducing coal seam pressure is relatively new in the region and not without controversy.
We take pleasure in inviting you to a thought-leading symposium on the potential advantages and disadvantages of using unconventional gas in southern Africa. The aims of the symposium are to unpack the challenges associated with operation and closure, and to learn from current projects here and overseas.
This symposium will provide factual presentations from the viewpoints of the regulatory bodies, industrial organisations, non-governmental organisations, and academic researchers to enable delegates to become more familiar with the topic and able to make better-informed decisions.
After the presentations, an expert panel consisting of a range of stakeholders including civil society, mining organisations, and regulators will be facilitated to produce a position paper by the WISA Mine Water Division and GSSA Ground Water Division for further use.

REGISTRATION
Register online at: www.wisa.org.za/Event_Details.aspx?Section_ID=Nw==&Event_ID=Mjk=. The registration fees are R2000 excl. VAT per WISA or GWD member*; and R2600 excl. VAT for non-WISA or GWD members for attendance of the two-day symposium.

*NB: Students can join WISA or GWD free of charge (only a small admission fee applies), to qualify for the member discount.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The symposium will carry two CPD points, accredited by ECSA and IMESA.  Certificates will be available at the venue.

CORRESPONDENCE AND ENQUIRIES
Mr Jaco Seaman
Events Manager
Water Institute of Southern Africa Tel no.: 011 805 3537
Fax no.: 011 315 1258
Email: events@wisa.org.za

 

 

Location: Pretoria
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4th Regional African Water Leakage Summit 2014Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
South Africa2014/08/192014/08/20
WRP Consulting Engineers is pleased to announce the dates for the 2014 annual Water Leakage Summit which will be held at the DBSA Vulindlela Auditorium in Midrand on 19 and 20 August 2014. Places for the Summit will be limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Please diarise the dates and ensure that you book your place at this year's event.
Tim Waldron from Australia, who is the chairperson of the International Water Association’s Water Losses Specialist Group and former CEO of Wide Bay Water Corporation, will present a key-note paper at the event on a CEO’s Guide for creating a sustainable Water Utility.
Feedback from the 2013 Summit was extremely positive thanks to the tremendous support from DWA, WRC, City of Cape Town, Rand Water, DBSA, SASOL and the City of Tshwane and the numerous specialists who kindly presented. The event is aimed at municipal personnel and those in government organisations who have an interest in the latest developments in water loss management.
The summit will carry 2 CPD points.
The cost of this year's event will again be held at the 2010 rates namely R3420 (including VAT) per person for the 2-day event. All WISA and International Water Association members attending the summit will receive a discount on the summit. (Discounted rates for IWA/WISA members: R2736 (including VAT).
For further information and to register your interest in attending this event as a delegate, sponsor or exhibitor, please email: constancem@wrp.co.za or call + 27 (12)346 3496 (Constance Makola).
Location: DBSA Vulindlela Auditorium , Midrand on 19 and 20 August 2014.
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17th SANCIAHS National Hydrology SymposiumUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
South Africa2014/09/012014/09/04
The 17th SANCIAHS symmposium will be held with the theme 'Hydrology in the Anthropocene: Navigating our future research by building on more than 30 years of SANCIAHS achievements'. For more information, contact Louise Dobinson at Louise@Dobinson@aurecongroup.com
Location: University of the Western Cape, Belville
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41st IAH International CongressUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Africa2014/09/152014/09/20
The 41st International Congress of the International Association of Hydrogeologists will take place with the theme 'Groundwater: Challenges and Strategies'. Visit: www.iah2014.org for more information.
Location: Marrakech, Morocco
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IWA World Congress & ExhibitionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
International2014/09/212014/09/27
The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition takes place in Lisbon, Portugal. The Call for Papers opens 10 June, 2013 and closes 30 September, 2013.  Visit: http://www.iwa2014lisbon.org/
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
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Gender , Water and Development Conference 3-7 November 2014, East London, South AfricaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
South Africa2014/11/032014/11/07
The new conference dates which have been confirmed by the Minister of Water Affairs and Sanitation are as follows:
 
Mon 3 November 2014 :  Pre-conference workshops, training courses and meetings
 
Tuesday 4 – Friday ,7 November 2014 : Conference (two days of plenaries, formal presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and one and a half days of Open Space)
 
The conference programme will follow the same format as before. Please check the programme page for updates from time to time.
 
The Secretariat will assist with visa applications
Glaudin Kruger
Conference Secretariat
Gender Water & Development Conference
co Kruger & Associates
Tel 00 27 28 316 2905 / 4658
Email: kruger@krugerassociate.com
 
Location: East London
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SANCOLD Annual Conference 2014Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
South Africa2014/11/052014/11/08
The annual conference of the South African National Committee on Large Dams will be held with the theme 'Towards sustainable dams in southern Africa'. Enquiries: Lerato Miyen, Tel: 011 676 3464; Email: secretariat@sancold2014.org.za or visit www.sancold.org.za
Location: Birchwood, Gauteng
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2nd Annual Eskom System Dynamics Conference Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
South Africa2014/11/122014/12/12
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 27 March 2014
 
Location: Midrand, Ian McRae Auditorium
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2nd International Conference on NutritionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
International2014/11/192014/11/22
The Second International Conference on Nutrition is hosted by the WHO and FAO in Rome, Italy. The conference will focus on how to address major nutritional challenges over the coming decades. It will be the first high-level intergovernmental conference on nutrition to be held since the First International Conference on Nutrition, held in 1992. Visit: http://www2.kenes.com/nutrition-growth/pages/home.aspx for more information.
Location: Rome, Italy
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WISA Process Controller WorkshopUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
South Africa2014/11/272014/11/28
WISA and the Western Cape Process Controllers Division cordially invites all water and wastewater process controllers to attend the fifth Process Controller Workshop. Email: gavin.williams@sbm.gov.za or Visit: www.wisa.org.za
Location: Saldanha Bay Wastewater Treatment Works
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Faecal Sludge Management Conference 2015Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
International2015/01/182015/01/23
Faecal sludge is one of the biggest problems in developing countries. The urban environment ends up awash in untreated human waste, with severe public health and environmental consequences. The third Faecal Sludge Management Conference (FSM3) aims to present practical innovative solutions that can be applied in the world's rapidly growing cities. Visit: www.fsm3.org
Location: Hanoi Vietnam
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