African Utility Week to focus on meeting the continent’s water demand

AUWAfrican Utility Week is going to be held in Cape Town from 15-17 May 2018, focusing on partnerships, financial models and latest technological advances that are making major impact in Africa's water demand

The 18th annual conference is expected to attract more than 7000 decision makers from about 80 countries to discuss the challenges, solutions and successes in the power, energy and water sectors on the continent. The conference programme will address the latest challenges, developments and opportunities in the power and water sectors, ranging from generation, T&D, metering, technology and water.

“We want utilities to start thinking out of the box on water solutions, capabilities and solutions,” said Gerardt P Viljoen, managing director of Sensus SA and GM for Sensus in Africa, an event sponsor and one of the expert speakers at the water conference at African Utility Week.

He continued, “Increasing storing capabilities, reviewing traditional catchment areas and weather pattern changes, recycling of water and waste water treatment, network infrastructure maintenance and demand side management should all be top national priorities going forward.”

“As a major event in the City, African Utility Week plays a crucial role in contributing towards the in-ward bound travel market,” according to event director Evan Schiff.

He added, “Working together, we have ensured that each responsible party is doing what it can to ensure water savings and keeping events water-neutral. To this end, African Utility Week has engaged the city, venue, suppliers and all surrounding hotels to ensure that every opportunity has been taken to reduce water use and guarantee that attendees will have access to water.”

The expo will hold an extensive CPD-accredited technical workshop programme that will provide hands-on presentations and discuss practical, day-to-day technical topics and product solutions which businesses, large power users and utilities can implement in their daily operations.

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