The third day and final day of INDUTEC 2017 is host to a one-day conference focused on one the biggest issue in southern Africa: future water supply.

To ensure future investment in the country and the growth of the economy, it is vital that southern Africa offers a reliable water supply.

Drought has forced politicians to reassess the way supplies are maintained and while in South Africa, much of the country has recovered thanks to autumn rains, the west of the country is still in danger. In Cape Town, tough new restrictions are set to be introduced with weeks as dams serving the area fall as low 12 per cent of capacity and winter rains have not arrived.

And that is the focus for WaterTec on the final day in Johannesburg looking first at why a co-ordinated policy is vital to future growth running through the day to look at financing and sustainability.

The full final conference day programme at INDUTEC 2017, the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg is listed below.
Places are free to visitors but space is limited so it is first come first served.
You can still register for free entry to the final day of INDUTEC HERE

Water Tech 2017
Conference Programme

10:00 – 10:30 Keynote Address:
Why coordinated policy is vital (water, food, energy)
  • How to plan for the future, what’s in the pipeline
  • Keys to regional cooperation – the politics of water
  • Understanding the importance of water planning coordination with energy and food policies
  • Reserved: City of Johannesburg

10:30 – 11:00 Finance Corner: Where will the money come from?

  • How to attract investment, what are investors looking for?
  • Should the end-users bear some of the costs?
  • Why investment today will reap generational rewards
  • How does water affect investment decisions – Case Study Nyanza Light Project Set up
Donovan Chimhandamba, CEO, Nyanza Light Metals

11:00 – 11:30 Tea break and networking

11:30 – 12:00 Keynote Address: Sustainable solutions to water scarcity

The role of innovation in promoting sustainability
  • What do sustainable water solutions look like – key traits
  • How to stay ahead of the pack – understanding the dynamics and importance of sustainability
Dr Jaisheila Rajput, CEO, Tomorrow Matters Now

12:00 – 12:30 Understanding the link between water and security in South Africa and Africa
Can water really influence security?
The economics of water in Africa
Maureen Bandama - Project Consultant and Agriculture Expert, IQ Logistica Investments

12:30 – 13:00 Technology Corner: Wastewater Treatment and Plant and River Cleaning
How to “clean up the mess” – water purification options
Understanding the link between water and local economics – driving employement
Sally Hall, CEO, Hyson Cells

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch, networking and visiting of exhibition . Close of Conference