2014 Conference Presentations

19th Annual National Conference Presentations


WEDNESDAY, August 27,2014
7:30 - 9:00 Conference Registration
Session 1
9:00 - 11:00 Opening Plenary and Breakfast Session – Ms. Pam Yako
9:00 - 9:05 Programme Director Remarks – Ms. Pam Yako
9:05 – 9:15 Opening & Welcome – IAIAsa Gauteng Chair & LOC Chairperson Snowy Makhudu
9:15 – 9:20 Introduction of the Keynote Speaker - Pam Yako
9:20 - 9:50 Keynote Address by the Minister - Department Water & Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane
9:50 - 10:30 Panel discussion with the Minister Mokonyane lead by Nosipho Mbanja with the following Panelists: Patrick Sithole – IAIAsa President; Loyiso Mkwana – Chief Director GDARD; DMR; Urishanie Govender – GIBB GM Environmental Management; Audrey Tladi – BP Southern Africa; Nolwazi Cobbinah – Waste Specialist; NEDBANK & DEA; Flora Mokgohloa – Presidency
10:30 - 10:55 Q&A session – facilitated by Pam Yako
10:55 - 11:00 Summary by Minister Mokonyane
11:00 - 11:30 Tea
Session 2
11:30 - 12:40 Plenary Session (DEA and Movie) – Facilitator : Snowy Makhudu
11:30 - 11:40 Introduction of the Speakers Snowy Makhudu
11:40 - 12:00 National Environmental Impact Assessment and Management Strategy (EIAMS) Madeleine Oosthuize - IAIAsa Final EIAMS
12:00 - 12:20 Environmental Assessment Practitioners and the specification of tasks which may only be performed by a registered EAP, under Sections 24(5)(E), 24 (H) and 44 of the NEMA Chantal Engelbrecht
12:20 - 12:40 Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations and implementation implications for EAPs Amanda Britz Chantal Engelbrecht – Regulations in terms of Section 24 H of NEMA & Franz Scheepers- EIA Regulations

Franz Scheepers
12:40 - 13:40 Lunch
Session 3
13:30 - 16:00 Plenary Session (DEA) – Facilited by Robyn Luyt
13:40 - 14:00 Financial Provisioning Regulations Simon Moganetsi- IAIAsa Presentation on the Draft Financial Provisioning Regulations
14:00 - 14:40 Draft Standards for Dangerous Goods Betty Mdala- Standard-Storage or Storage and Handling of Dangerous Goods and Identification of Activities
14:40 - 15:00 2014 Draft National Appeal Regulations Ziyaad Hassam – National Appeal Regulations
15:30 - 16:00 Discussion
16:00 - 16:30 Tea
16:30 - 17:00 Closure & Summary – Dave Cox


THURSDAY, August 28,2014
8:30 - 9:00 Arrival
Session 4
9:00 - 10:00 World Bank
Session 5
10:00 - 11:30 Breakaway Sessions (Parallel Sessions)
  Water, Mining and Industry Water Conservation and Demand Management Water Resources, Tools
10:00 - 10:05 Introduction by the Facilitator, Lerato Ratsoenyane Introduction by the Facilitator, Aswin Seetal – RHDHV Water Resources, Tools
10:05 - 10:25 An Assessment of Compliance, Enforcement and the legal framework pertaining to acid mine drainage: the case of Grootvlei Gold Mine. Andrew Karam & Tracey McKay Presentation Water Management in a water scarce environment through an ESHIA. Nelius Scheepers Presentation Assessing the effectiveness of a role playing game as a stakeholder engagement tool for water resource management. Sian Oosthuizen Presentation
10:25 - 10:45 Evaluating the alignment of Social Labour Plan commitments with municipal IDP’s.Thobatsi Thobatsi & Carli Steenkamp Prestentation Moving from integrated water resources to integrated natural resources management. David Cox Presentation Dropping water into our cellphones – investigating smartphone app innovations for achieving water use efficiencies and reducing impact. Nicholas King Presentation
10:45 - 11:05 Is partial treatment of acid mine drainage in the Witwatersrand a worthwhile route under the prevailing circumstances? Sophia Tlale Presentation Using sustainable tourism indicators to manage scarce water resources in the Namibian Tourism Industry: the case of two wilderness safari camps in Namibia. Melissa Baker Presentation Electricty Infrastructure Strategic Environmental Assessment. Marshall Mabin Presentation
11:05 - 11:30 Discussion Discussion Discussion
11h30 – 11h45 Tea
Session 6
11:45 - 12:45 AGM – Facilitator: Sean O’BeirnePresident’s Report – Patrick Sithole In-coming President – Sue George
11h30 – 11h45 Lunch
Session 7
13:30 - 14:00 EAPASA Feedback & Way Forward – Facilitator: Janice Tooley
Session 8
14:00 – 14:30 Presentations – Awards Papers – Facilitator: Danielle Michel
Session 9
14:30 - 16:30 Breakaway Sessions
  Water efficiency Water Legislation and Licensing
14:30 - 14:35 Introduction by the Facilitator Brendon Steytler Introduction by the Facilitator Malcolm Roods – RHDHV
14:35 - 14:55 Water transfer: Enabling sustainability. Gwen Gosney Presentation Public Participation and Water Use Rights. Sibonelo Ndlovu Presentation
14:55 - 15:15 Water: What is the crisis? Richard Holden Presentation Review of the EIA Appeals within the coastal environment of the Western Cape Province, SA. Luxolo Kula Presentation
15:15 - 15:35 Running on empty – Assessing the sustainability of water in South Africa. Sean O’Beirne Presentation Can a rapid response to flood damaged transport infrastructure be effected within the parametres of the South African legislation? Claire Blanche & Kim White Presentation
15:35 - 15:55 The DEA special needs and skills development programme. Kelly Stroebel Presentation Mediation: The way to go if forward is the way. Aldine Armstrong Presentation
15:55 - 16:30 Discussion Discussion
16:30 - 17:00 Tea
18:30 - 20:00 Awards
18:30 - 18:45 Awards Presentations – Remarks
18:45 - 19:30 Cocktail evening and Awards IAIAsa – Dave CoxIAP2 – Louise Golden


FRIDAY, August 29,2014
8:30 - 9:00 Tea
Session 10
9:00 - 11:00 Breakaway Sessions
  Climate Change Impact on Water and Communities
9:00 - 9:05 Introduction by the Facilitator: Lebo Molefe – CoJ Introduction by the Facilitator: Ntsako Baloyi
9:05 - 9:25 Decision-making in an uncertain world – interpreting the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report in terms of implications for water resources management and impact assessment in SA. Nicholas King Presentation Emergency Preparedness Plan for the Metolong Dam, Lesotho. Leon Ramatekoa Presentation
9:25 - 9:45 How is climate change incorporated into EIAs in SA? Abdulhakim Aljareo Presentation The impact of large scale water infrastructure development: addressing social insecurity and involuntary resettlement through applicable sustainability model incorporating effective community participation. Karien Erasmus Presentation S Rampath
9:45 - 10:05 International lessons for the incorporation of climate change considerations into environmental assessment in SA. Mari De Villiers Presentation The King Sabata Dalinyebo Municipality (KSDM) Presidential Intervention Project – Lessons learnt from the management of multiple EAPs on a large scale bulk infrastructure project. Alecia Barnard Elisabeth Nortje Presentation
10:05 - 10:25 Consideration of climate change risks and opportunities in EIA’s. Maxwell Denga & Carli Steenkamp Presentation Social externalities of bulk water infrastructure implementation projects: The Olifants River Water Resource Development Project – Phase 2 C case study. Mpumi Msezane Presentation
10:25 - 11:00 Discussion Discussion
10:25 - 11:00 Tea
Session 11
11:30 - 13:00 Breakaway Sessions
  Water and Biodiversity Water Resources Infrastructure Development Water filtration and treatment and Coastal Management
11:30 - 11:35 Introduction by the Facilitator: Carli Steenkamp Introduction by the Facilitator: Loyiso Mkwana – GDARD Introduction by the Facilitator : John Richardson
11:35 - 11:55 The Development of a Detailed Wetland Management Guideline for the Halfway House Granite Dome. Johan van der Waals Presentation Poor Waste Management Practices as a major source of water pollution and threat to sustainable development.UJ Env Health Students – Funcuza Mnqweno Presentation; Lethukuthula Masondo & Nyakallo Mohapi Performance of the pilot-scale mulch tower system in treatment of greywater from a low-cost housing development in Buffalo City. Shafick Hoossein Presentation
11:55 - 12:15 An investigation of ecological stakeholders of freshwater and its impacts on the management of the Berg River, SA. Rirhandzu Marivate Presentation State of dam water quality in KZN, SA: a case study of Albert Falls, Inanda, Midmar and Nagle Dams. Mendy Shozi Presentation The effluent discharge quality of wastewater treatment works along the West Coast: In comparison to the international best practice. Safhaan Abrahams
12:15 - 12:35 A critical evaluation of the quality of biodiversity inputs to EIAs in areas with high biodiversity value – experience from the Cape Floristic Region. Trevor Hallatt Presentation Water Pipelines: Aspects Activities and Receiving Environments. Gwen Gosney Presentation Outeniqua Sensitive Coastal Areas (OSCA). Andre Oosthuizen Presentation
12:35 - 12:55 The value and the future of the South African ECO Industry. Jan-Albert Wessels Implementation of EHS systems in water supply industry in Lesotho. Roland David Presentation The delineation of coastal setback / management lines and overlay zones in the West Coast Districk, Western Cape. Ieptieshaam Bekko Presentation
12:55 - 13:15 Discussion Discussion Discussion
Session 12
13:15 - 13:30 Closing Remarks– Incoming IAIAsa President, Sue George
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch