Water and Sanitation Planning and Resource Management

Live on-line training

Owing largely to the poor conditions of waste water treatment facilities, excessive amounts of raw sewage is contaminating water sources and severely affecting the quality of water. Added to this is the threat that acid mine drainage poses to water resources. The increase in pollutants means that water will need to be treated at even higher standards; however the state of most water treatment facilities is dismal. Rapid growth in population has led to a rise in water demand thus placing pressure on available supplies. Furthermore the recent drought has also emphasized the need to conserve water more effectively and change consumer behaviour. South Africa amongst other SADC countries has experienced large volumes of water loss, defined as non-revenue water, through physical leakages or commercial losses by billing errors and theft. While non-revenue water is largely a municipal issue, effective water demand management and conservation requires decisive leadership by the Department and cooperative governance with local government actors.

Do not miss out on this training workshop, which aims at demystifying major water and sanitation issues, uncovering solutions towards efficient resource management. Leak detection and reduction tools and techniques will also be discussed further in this training workshop. Delegates will also gain insight into regulations and standards applicable in water and sanitation planning, as well as governance on resource management. Simultaneously, the training will emphasize on compliance enforcement, focusing on the costs of non-compliance. It is also the aim of this training workshop to review factors to consider when designing, operating and or maintaining treatment plants. Waste water microbiology as well as sludge handling and disposal will also form part of this detailed training workshop.

Click here for the brochure: Water and sanitation planning and resource management