“Equity and efficiency in allocating water in South Africa
- Challenging attitudes, changing behaviours”

08h30 – 17h00, 28 July 2017

LT 2B, Snape Building, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town

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Follow up: Ulrike Rivett reflects on lessons learnt at the Symposium

Reflections on the Symposium Roundtable discussions (pdf, 300KB)

Schedule: Morning session.

PRESENTATION SESSIONS: Lecture Theatre 2B, Snape Building

Time Topic Presenter/Facilitator
08:00 REGISTRATION: Foyer, New Engineering Building  
08:30 Welcome Prof Sue Harrison: Director: Future Water, UCT
08:35 Introduction Prof Alison Lewis – Dean: EBE, UCT
08:45 Opening Address Prof Loretta Feris: DVC: Transformation, UCT
09:10 The role of Future Water as an interdisciplinary research institute at UCT Dr Kirsty Carden: Research Coordinator: Future Water, UCT
  PRESENTATION SESSIONS: Lecture Theatre 2B, Snape Building
09:30 The River Multiple: Ontologies of fluid relationships with water    

Ms Nikiwe Solomon: African Centre for a Green Economy; Anthropology, UCT

09:50 Behavioural interventions for saving water, Experimental evidence from the City of Cape Town     Prof Martine Visser: School of Economics, UCT
10:10 Do toilets and the internet have anything in common?    Prof Ulrike Rivett: Information Systems, UCT
10:30 MORNING TEA: Foyer, New Engineering Building  

Water affordability and equity: Assessing the invisible burdens for the poor

A/Prof Horman Chitonge: Centre for African Studies, UCT
11:20 Life after mining – a brighter future   Ms Vicki Shaw – Programme Manager: Mine Water Coordinating Body, hosted by Nepad Business Foundation
11:40 Overcoming water scarcity for good? Querying the adoption of desalination technology in the Knysna Local Municipality Dr Suraya Scheba – Environmental & Geographical Science, UCT
12:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Lecture Theatre 2B, Snape Building   
12:45 LUNCH: Foyer, New Engineering Building  

The conversations that occurred in the round table sessions will be available in due course.

13:30 ROUND TABLE SESSIONS: Garnet Room, New Engineering Building



Garnet Room, New Engineering Building
Table 1 Creating liveable neighbourhoods Dr Tom Sanya: Architecture & Planning, UCT
Table 2 To sewer or not to sewer / Resource recovery – value to community, or protecting the environment?     Bernelle Verster: Chemical Engineering, UCT
Table 3 Practical ways in which businesses can reduce their water demand     Prof Neil Armitage: Civil Engineering, UCT
Table 4 What is the minimum amount of water needed to keep the city green and appealing to tourists and investors alike?     Dr Kirsty Carden: Civil Engineering, UCT
Table 5 Changing the tipping point – trading off the need to save with the need to perform     Dr Tony Colman
Table 6 Basins of the Future: Keeping rivers flowing     Dr Kevin Winter: Environmental & Geographical Science, UCT
Table 7  Repurposing water – fit for what purpose? Prof Sue Harrison – Chemical Engineering
15:00 AFTERNOON TEA Foyer, New Engineering Building

Report back from roundtable discussion

Table Raconteurs*
16:15 Concluding remarks Dr Kevin Winter: Environmental & Geographical Science
16:30 COCKTAIL FUNCTION AND NETWORKING Foyer, New Engineering Building

* Rui Hugman, Callies Selala, Juarez Amaral Filho, Fadzai Kadzinga, John Okedi, Deanna Polic, Tynan Marais