01 - 31 Dec 2023 - Online

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09 - 10 May 2024 - East London

Conference – “Challenges & Innovations in Waste Management”

This conference has moved from February to May 2024

VENUE: East London International Convention Centre.

The conference aims to facilitate the sharing of experiences related to challenges and innovations within the waste management sector.
It provides a platform for industry experts to exchange knowledge and ideas while also fostering the development of sustainable projects in our communities, which are intended to have a meaningful impact.

E-mail: easterncape@iwmsa.co.za or  iwmsa@iwmsa.co.za

For full details of the conference click HERE

Nkosiphayo Ndwandwe, IWMSA EC Branch Administrator: Tel: 011 675 3462
Nicolle de Bruyn IWMSA Executive Officer: Tel: 011 675 3462


20 - 21 Feb 2024 - Online

Hydrogeological Investigation in Urban Land Development Projects_2024

On-line zoom

ALSO on these dates:

PUBLIC TRAINING:

Dates:     28th – 29th February 2024  Venue: The Capital On The Park, Sandton, South Africa

Dates:   7th – 8th March 2024  Venue:  The Capital Hotel, 15 on Orange Street, Cape Town, South Africa

Course Description:

In general, the main objective of a hydrogeological study/investigation is to evaluate whether the proposed application (i.e. land development) is likely to result in adverse/negative impacts on the aquifer, existing groundwater users or natural functions of the ecosystem relying on groundwater. The expected content of a hydrogeological assessment is broken out into three sections: Existing Conditions;

Impact Assessment; and any hydrogeological study/investigation will require both a desktop review of information and data and field work for baseline characterization of the subsurface environment, such as groundwater flow and aquifer hydraulic properties and infiltration.

The fieldwork will include the installation of monitoring wells, groundwater elevation measurements, as hydraulic conductivity testing (e.g. slug test). Upon completion of the existing condition characterization, the impact of the proposed development on the aquifer, surrounding groundwater uses and other environmental components interacting with the subject aquifer is determined.

Water balance in pre and post-development conditions is also calculated, and deficiencies in water infiltration and aquifer recharge are calculated.

Construction and long-term dewatering of groundwater will also be reviewed in accordance with applicable regulatory frame works..

After participating in the course, you will be able to:

Understand the context, regulatory framework and guidelines of hydrogeological investigation in urban land development.

Understand basic principles of hydrogeology, soil and aquifer hydraulic properties, groundwater flow and physiography and groundwater flow characterization.

Understand the fieldwork methodologies for the completion of hydrogeological investigation, including but not limited to monitoring wells and hydraulic conductivity tests.

Understand and apply water balance calculation methodologies to pre and post-development scenarios.

Understand and develop short-term and long-term dewatering scenarios and calculations.

Understand the concept and methodologies of water taking and regulatory requirements of Permit to Take Water.

Email: comm@bbs-events.co.za

To see the brochure click here: Hydrogeological Investigation in Urban Land Development Projects_2024

Contact: Fatima Dace : Tel: 065 60 99 627
Fax: 086 293 7740:

blueeventsgroup@outlook.com | info@bbs-events.co.za | More Information Here

20 - 23 Feb 2024 - Online

Blue Drop, Green Drop and No Drop Water Management Systems Workshop

On-line.

This workshop will tackle and confront the critical challenges surrounding our water management systems and the urgency of enhancing water security. Your participation can make a meaningful impact on shaping sustainable solutions for a water-resilient future.
The recent Blue Drop and No Drop reports highlight a decline in the quality of drinking water and a rise in non-revenue water since the issuance of the last reports in 2014. Additionally, the Green Drop Progress Assessment Report signals a degradation in the effectiveness of municipal wastewater treatment systems. As per the Blue Drop Report of 2023 released by the Dept of Water and Sanitation; “Twenty-six water supply systems scored more than 95% and qualified for the prestigious Blue Drop Certification. In 2014, 44 WSS were awarded Blue Drop status. This indicates an overall decline in excellence between 2014 and 2023. Of the 958 WSS, 277 (29%) located in 62 WSAs were identified to be in a critical state of performance. In 2014, 174 WSS in 33 WSAs were found to be in a critical state of performance. This indicates that there has been an overall increase in the number of systems in a critical state of performance between 2014 and 2023”.

To see the brochure click here:- Blue Drop, Green Drop and No Drop

Contact: D Pillay Global Prospectus Development Institute (Pty) Ltd College of Excellence: Tel: 011 781 6222 / 011 781 6044
 086 518 8160:

dp@gpdi.co.za | More Information Here

21 - 23 Feb 2024 - Cape Town

Africa’s Green Economy Summit

VENUE:– Cape Town.

Connect Global and African Projects.

For full details of the conference click HERE


20 - 20 Feb 2024 - Online

Introduction to Waste Management

On-line.

The first course will be hosted by the KZN Branch live online and is ideal for those entering into the waste management space. It will provide you with all the terminology, legislation and handling guidance required to commence operations within the waste management sector.

Topics to be covered:
– What is Waste?
– Impacts of Waste
– Waste Legislation
– Waste Hierarchy and Circular Economy
– Waste as a Resource
– Handling of Waste Throughout the Lifecycle

REGISTER HERE

Contact: Heather Sheard IWMSA KwaZulu-Natal Branch:

kzn@iwmsa.co.za

22 - 23 Feb 2024 - Johannesburg

Reverse Osmosis Desalination Training Master Class 2024

22 – 23 Feb 2024  Johannesburg

Our planet’s water reserves are becoming more and more of a scarce resource. Water use for a series of domestic and industrial applications is governed by regulatory compliance requirements and numerous Health & Safety and Environmental (HSE) considerations. At the same time, disposal rules are also becoming increasingly stringent and pose demanding requirements which often require and dictate water treatment. On the other hand, water is priceless and irreplaceable.

Every single drop needs to be managed carefully and sustainably. Drinking water reserves are being depleted faster than the respective replacement and/or regeneration. This is another critical sector that needs careful management and raises once more the need for treatment.

Reverse Osmosis (RO) Desalination provides answers to all the above challenges. The areas covered in this Reverse Osmosis Desalination training courses are the use of RO desalination in drinking water production, dialysis water production, landfill leachates treatment, production of ultrapure water in the pharmaceutical industry, polishing of water used in the cosmetics and detergents manufacturing industry, etc.

For more information click here:- REVERSE OSMOSIS DESALINATION

Call: +27 067 173 7913/+27 64 045 8286: Whatsapp Line : +27 671737913

admin@cskba.co.za

28 - 01 Mar 2024 - Johannesburg

3 Days Training program- ISO 14001:2018 Environmental Management System

VENUE: Capital Empire Hotel, Sandton.

This training course has been developed to help your business to:

  • Demonstrate green credentials
  • Reduce costs, overheads, and wastage
  • Focus on proactive management
  • Impress existing clients
  • Employee engagement
  • Improve your reputation
  • Ensure legislative awareness and compliance
  • Win more business

ISO 14001:2018 is intended for use by an organization seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability. ISO 14001:2018 helps an organization achieve the intended outcomes of its environmental management system, which provide value for the environment, the organization itself and interested parties.

Contact: Goodwill Mamba at MB Quip Communications: Tel: 069 409 5580 / 010 8224365

admin@mbquipcommunication.co.za

07 - 08 Mar 2024 - Durban

Reverse Osmosis Desalination Training Master Class 2024 

VENUE: Durban

Our planet’s water reserves are becoming more and more of a scarce resource. Water use for a series of domestic and industrial applications is governed by regulatory compliance requirements and numerous Health & Safety and Environmental (HSE) considerations. At the same time, disposal rules are also becoming increasingly stringent and pose demanding requirements which often require and dictate water treatment. On the other hand, water is priceless and irreplaceable.

Every single drop needs to be managed carefully and sustainably. Drinking water reserves are being depleted faster than the respective replacement and/or regeneration. This is another critical sector that needs careful management and raises once more the need for treatment.

Reverse Osmosis (RO) Desalination provides answers to all the above challenges. The areas covered in this Reverse Osmosis Desalination training courses are the use of RO desalination in drinking water production, dialysis water production, landfill leachates treatment, production of ultrapure water in the pharmaceutical industry, polishing of water used in the cosmetics and detergents manufacturing industry, etc.

Click here for more information: REVERSE OSMOSIS DESALINATION

Call: 067 173 7913 / 064 045 8286: Whatsapp Line : 067 173 7913

admin@cskba.co.za

28 - 29 Feb 2024 - Johannesburg

2nd Annual Conference on Environmental Impact Assessment for Infrastructure Projects

The Intelligence Transfer Centre is proud to host the 2nd Annual Conference on Environmental Impact Assessment for Infrastructure Projects

VENUE: Hilton Hotel, Sandton

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is South Africa’s main regulatory tool. It is use to reduce and manage negative effects of new projects and activities that have the potential to affect the right to safe and healthy environment. EIA is regarded as one of the procedures that actively encourages or guarantees sustainable development.  However, EIA is occasionally cited as a major impediment to growth due to its requirements for rigorous participatory processes and scientific inquiry which are sometimes seen as time-consuming and expensive. Concerns have also been raised about the EIA process’s uniform application to all developments. Nonetheless, this flaw in the overall environmental impact management regime has been acknowledged, and new, more suitable and efficient impact management technologies are being adopted. Thus, the EIA continues to be crucial to South Africa’s environmental impact management system.

Read more here:  EIAbooklet.pdf (dffe.gov.za)

This conference is aimed at giving attendees an understanding of the EIA laws and the procedures involved in requesting an environmental authorization. Delegates will have an understanding of the usefulness of the EIA process in providing a solid basis for wise decision-making by adhering to all applicable legal and regulatory obligations

For more information click here:- EIA_Infrastructure

Contact: Amrita Ramlucken: Tel:   011 326 2501
Fax:   011 326 2960: Mobile: 084 359 4527 

amrita@intelligencetransferc.co.za

05 - 06 Mar 2024 - Pretoria

2 Day Environmental Management System ISO 14001 transition awareness Workshop

VENUE: The Manhattan Hotel in Pretoria

Also on 07th-08th of March 2024 Virtually Zoom

Overview

Environmental management system standards (ISO 14001) experienced a major review and were fully updated and published in September 2015. This workshop will therefore help delegates understand what changes have been made on ISO 14001. It will further uncover the different and best ways of implementing these changes to the organizational EMS. At the end of this workshop, the delegates will be able to differentiate between ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 14001 2015 and how best they can work on an Action Plan in order to fully and efficiently implement the new changes. The transition in ISO 14001 brought with it some changes to the companies’ Environmental Management Systems (EMS). To understand and meet the new requirements and ensure a smooth transition from the older version of ISO 14001 certification, companies need to make certain that they keep on top of the latest developments and are aware of the changes made to the ISO 14001 as well as how these changes will affect their organizational EMS.

Benefits

-Gaining a good overview of the development and progression of the new IS0 14001 Standard

-Achieving successful transition through sound based principals

-risk-based approach through leadership and process management

– Establishing how to implement and maintain processes for internal and external communication

– Highlighting the positive outcomes of risk based thinking

For more information click here:- ISO 14001 Transition Awareness Training – Leon (1) (1) (1)

Contact: Wessel Mckop – Ithala Consulting: Tel: 065 1009 005

wessel@ithalaconsulting.co.za

06 - 06 Mar 2024 - Online

“Circular Economy – Introduction to Systems that are Beyond Waste”

This is  a  virtual training session to enable attendees to rethink the waste management sector and envision a materials management system that is regenerative and restorative in its design.

Topics to be covered:
– The problem with “Waste”
– Back to the Basics of “Why”
– An introduction to “Systems” and “Systems Thinking”
– Circular economy thinking
– The bigger picture of “Pollution and Waste” and going beyond, causes, symptoms and arising problems and consequences
– System design optimisation tools & learning from the best: Original thought from global visionaries
– Circular economy in action: international and local case studies

The programme can be downloaded HERE

Registration closing date: 29 February 2024

For more information: Linda Campbell IWMSA Central Branch:

westerncape@iwmsa.co.za

26 - 28 Feb 2024 - Johannesburg

Water Treatment Workshop, Advanced Design, Operations, Maintenance and Troubleshooting

 VENUE: Premier Hotel, OR Tambo, JHB

ALSO ON: Date: 04-06 March 2024 Venue: Premier Hotel, Sea Point, Cape Town

The design of water and wastewater treatment facilities requires careful planning, clear understanding of legal implications, future expansion considerations, and operation and maintenance requirements. The objectives of this short courses is designed to present recent developments in the design of municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities.

By attending this Course the participants will amongst other things get knowledge of:

  • How to design or check the existing plant Design and validate.
  • How to design : Clarifiers, Sand and Activated carbon filters, Ion
  • Exchange Cation/Anion/Mixed bed Units and Reverse Osmosis Units
  • Best practices in Maintenance and troubleshooting procedures
  • Benchmark on recent developments and technologies in Water treatment

See the brochure here:- Water & Waste Water Treatment Workshop. (1)

Contact: Fredrick at Hatching Consulting: Tel: 060 523 2370

fred@hatching.co.za | info@hatching.co.za | More Information Here

12 - 14 Mar 2024 - Pretoria

Water Governance in South Africa

VENUE: Oppiehoek Guesthouse, 196 Blake Street, Riviera, Pretoria.

Water is a finite renewable resource, and life on earth as we know it would not be possible without water.  Water Governance refers to the political, social, economic, legislative and administrative systems in place that influence the use and management of water. CBSS has partnered with the Water Institute of South Africa (WISA), to present a three-day Training Course in Water Governance, and 3 CPD points will be awarded to attendees on completion of the course assessment, which can be claimed through SACNASP or ECSA.

This three-day course has been designed to facilitate understanding of the principles of Water Governance from a Human Rights perspective, as well as of concepts such as Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in the broader context of human rights, environmental management legislation and the National Water Resource Strategy (NWRS).  It facilitates understanding of water use authorisation and the circumstances under which a WUL is required, as well as of the process to apply for (and amend) a WUL.

For full details click HERE

Contact: Carin Bosman at CBSS (Carin Bosman Sustainable Solutions):

info@cbss.co.za