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Launch of the Bloemwater Conduit Hydropower Plant Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
South Africa2015/03/312015/03/31
Ms Nomvula Mokonyane will be  launching of one of South Africa’s first ever conduit hydropower facilities, at the Bloemwater Brandkop Reservoir in Bloemfontein on the 31st March from 17:00 – 19:00.
South Africa is facing an energy crisis which places additional importance on harvesting all available feasible renewable energies. While the country is not particularly well endowed with hydropower conditions, large quantities of raw and potable water are conveyed daily under either pressurised or gravity conditions over large distances and elevations.
The University of Pretoria, supported by the Water Research Commission and collaborating organisations such as the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Bloem Water and the eThekwini Municipality, is engaged in a research project to investigate and demonstrate the potential of extracting the available energy from existing and newly installed water supply and distribution systems.  The Caledon–Bloemfontein potable water supply system supplies the majority of the water demand in Bloemfontein. The water is supplied to the Brandkop Reservoir, which is where the Bloem Water head office is located. Excess energy is dissipated through pressure control valves before being discharged into the reservoir.  The benefit of this hydropower-generating application is that minimal civil works are required. There are virtually no negative environmental or social effects requiring mitigation and the anticipated lead times are short.
RSVP: Please complete the attached registration form and email to Ms Mmatsie Masekwa [mmatsiem@wrc.org.za] by 24 March 2015.
Location: Brandkop, Bloemfontein
Attachments: Attachment
SASS5 Aquatic Biomonitoring Training Course Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
South Africa2015/05/042015/05/07
 Delegates wishing to attend the course must send their registrations to admin@groundtruth.co.za  or fax to 0865992300 no later than 12 April 2015.  See the attachment for more information on the course.
Location:  Albany Museum , Rhodes University, Grahamstown
Attachments: Attachment
SASAQS Conference 2015Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
South Africa2015/06/282015/07/03
The theme of this year's conference of the Southern African Society of Aquatic Scientists (SASAQS) is 'Water Resource Research, Policy and People'. The conference aims to facilitate discussions between aquatic scientists involved in the development of the local aquatic ecosystem knowledge base, water resource managers who use this information and the people who are affected by their decisions. Contact Mrs Petrie Vogel (Conference Secretariat) at Email: petrie@savetcon.co.za for more information.
Location: Champagne Sports Resort, Drakensberg
SANCOLD Annual Conference 2015Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
South Africa2015/09/012015/09/04
The South African National Committee on Large Dams is having its annual conference with the theme 'Dam safety, maintenance and rehabilitation in southern Africa'. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 28 February 2015. Email: secretariat@sancold2015.org.za or www.sancold.org.za for more information.
Location: Lagoon Beach Hotel, Milnerton, Cape Town
Attachments: Attachment
Groundwater: From theory to actionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
South Africa2015/09/212015/09/24
The 14th Biennial Groundwater Division Conference is taking place with the theme 'Groundwater: From Theory to Action'. Email: info@gwd.org.za or Visit: www.gwd.org.za for more information.
Location: Muldersdrift, Gauteng
4th Biennial SA Young Water Professionals ConferenceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
South Africa2015/11/162015/11/19
The theme for this year's YWP conference is 'Stop talking, start doing!'. The themes challenges young water professionals to bring their skills and knowledge to the water sector 'work bench' in order to implement practical and relevant solutions to shared challenges. Visit: www.ywp-za.org
Location: Pretoria

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