President’s Welcome & message from LOC Chairman

It is with much pride that I, as your incoming President, have the honor of welcoming you to the 76th IMESA conference, which is being held here in the beautiful town of George with its magnificent surroundings.

Our conferences seem to reach higher standards year-after-year and are usually held in the larger cities around the country, and the Southern Cape / Karoo Branch is thus to be admired for bravely taking on the task of organizing the 2012 conference, “Municipal Engineer in a Changing Environment”, could hardly be more appropriate given the ongoing challenges and difficulties being faced by municipalities and their technical staff throughout Southern Africa…

667 kBPresident’s Welcome – Full

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Opening Function

Special Helpers from Emmaus

7 MBExhibitors

Golf day

Companions Tour

Gala Evening

4 MBSpeaker Profiles
89 kBIndex of Papers
5 MBWater and Sewer Master planning in the dynamic George Environment – Harold Basson George Municipality553 kBHow to reduce storm water ingress into sewers – Peter Silbernagl – PD Naidoo & Ass3 MBPVC Piping in water and wastewater systems – Mr Bruce Hollands – Chairman of the USA PVC Pipe Ass4 MBNew waterborne Sanitation guidelines – Prof Marco van Dyk – University of Pta3 MBWater Memory – JJ van der Walt – Bigen4 MBTowards water sensitive urban settlements – Prof Armitage – UCT Urban Water Management Group744 kBConduit hydropower potential in a city’s water distribution system – Prof Marco van Dyk – University of Pta2 MBHigh accuracy 3D mobile mapping for road design – Altus Strydom – Global Geomatics6 MBUltra Thin Reinforced Cencrete Pavements – Rassie Otte Royal HaskoningDHV & Pieter Myburgh Mossel Bay Municipality2 MBSustainable Infrastructure Asset Management Computerised Systems – Roger Byrne & Leon Naude4 MBCompilation of a Storm Water Master plan – Jannie Koegelenberg – Royal HaskoningDHV826 kBCity of Cape Town’s Transportation reporting system – Reggie Springleer – City of Cape Town & Neil Slingers – Vela VKE4 MBBRT Infrastructure coming to a road near you – Andre Frieslaar – HHO Africa Infrastructure Eng460 kBDevelopment of guidelines for public transport facilities within the eThekwini Municipality – Sekadi Phayane – Vela VKE444 kBWagging the Dog: How Service delivery can lose its way in the procurement maze – Kevin Wall – CSIR & Dr Ron Watermeyer – Soderlund & Schutte394 kBAddressing operations and maintenance challenges in smaller municipalities – Johan van der Mescht – Vela VKE364 kBWater Research Commission Project – Investigation into the Cost and Water Quality Aspects of SA Desalination and Re-use – Paul Gaydon

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