Address: CSIR ICC, Meiring Naude Rd, Brummeria, Pretoria, 0001

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WATER SEMINAR: Converting scarcity into opportunity 

SESSION 1: Paradigm shift: Planning for long-term water resilience

09:00 - 09:15

WELCOMING 

(City of Tshwane)

09:15 - 09:35

PRESENTATION:
“Hydropocalypse 101: the nature of the catastrophe and what action can and must be taken now”

Dr Anthony Turton

09:35 - 09:55

PRESENTATION:
“Drought-resilient city planning: a long-term approach”

Mike Mulcahy, CEO, GreenCape*

09:55 - 10:15

PRESENTATION:
“Natural selection: boosting resilience and reducing risk with green infrastructure”

Bonani Madikizela, Research Manager, Water Research Council

10:15 - 10:35

PRESENTATION:
“Adapting to change: building resilience through flexible, adaptive governance” 

Cameron Harrington, Postdoctoral Fellow, Global Risk Governance Programme, University of Cape Town*

10:35 - 11:00

TEA

SESSION 2: The role of private companies and citizens in promoting water resilience 

11:00 - 11:20

PRESENTATION:
“The new water landscape: a market viewpoint”

Benoît Le Roy, CEO of Water Shortage South Africa

11:20 - 11:40

PRESENTATION:
“Corporate water stewardship”

David Grant, Head of Sustainable Development: Africa Zone, AB InBev

11:40 - 12:00

PRESENTATION:
“Construction time: Trends in African water infrastructure” 

George de Sousa, Inyatsi

12:30 - 12:50

DIALOGUE WITH THE AUDIENCE:
What is your city currently doing to convert water scarcity into opportunity? What are your opinions on what a water-resilient city should look like?

Garth Barnes

SESSION 3: Advice for leaders 

12:30 - 13:00

PANEL DISCUSSION:
“How will the water market have to be regulated in order to promote water stewardship and ensure sustainable usage in the long term?”

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