President’s Welcome & Message from LOC Chairman

It is with much pleasure that I, as President of IMESA, welcome you to the 2013 IMESA Conference. Given the multitude of chal­lenges faced by municipal engineers as part of their daily tasks, I’m sure that delegates will agree that the choice of the conference theme ‘Municipal Engineering: Meeting Peo­ple’s Needs’ is indeed appropriate.

Anyone who watches Master Chef South Africa (or Australia) will know how crucial it is to gather the correct ingredients be­fore creating a great dish…

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525 kBIndex of Papers

257 kBPaper 1 – Quality Service Delivery for the Community by the Community – Dr Kevin Wall10 MBPaper 2 – The South African Water Sector Skills Audit as pertaining to Municipalities – Adrienne Vienings3 MBPaper 3 – Capacity Assessment as a Catalyst for Performance Improvement of the Engineering Functions at SA Municipalities – Sarel van Baalen557 kBPaper 4 – Key Consederations in the Planning and Implementation of a Public Transport Service in Smaller Municipalities – Lindsay Mooiman and R Esson66 kBPaper 5 – Innovative Remedial Stormwater Management – Leon Hellberg and Randeer Kasserchun5 MBPaper 6 – The use of Geosynthetics in Pavements – Edoardo Zannoni2 MBPaper 7 – An Economic Investigation into the applications of LBS and Hot Mix Asphalt in Low Volume Roads – John Daniels5 MBPaper 8 – Emergency Stormwater Upgrade in the Virginia Airport Area- Clint Crystal, Godfrey Vella and Randeer Kasserchun1,020 kBPaper 9 -Benchmarking of Water Services – A Panacea to Sustainable Municipal Revolution – Simon Musere and Z Hoko6 MBPaper 10 – Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Non Revenue Water Programme – David Raymer and Dugald Ross2 MBPaper 11 – Lifetime cost of Pipelines – Dr Mike Shand176 kBPaper 12 – The Centre or Expertise – Assisting the SA Water Utilities to help each other – Leo Meijer and Simon Scruton, Speedy Moodliar, Dhevan Govender2 MBPaper 13 – Refurbishment of Large Diameter Prestressed Concrete Pipelines – Godfrey Maumela and Kirk Canary3 MBPaper 14 – The Structural Rehab of the Fish Water Flats WWTW in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality – Venance da Silva and Dup van Renen6 MBPaper 15 – Thermally Fused PVC Pipe helps accelerate adoption of Trenchless Pipe Installation Techniques – Andrew Seidel and Bob Walker3 MBPaper 16 – Empowerment from the Rural Roads Asset Management Scheme – Roger Purchase and Pat Dorkin882 kBPaper 17 – Simple Tool for Annual Infrastructure Valuations based on Construction Price Adjustment Factor – Dr Hal Belmonte929 kBPaper 18 – Water Services Asset Management Strategy – Into and Guideline on developing an Asset Management Plan – Mark Bannister and Tenda Rasikhanya5 MBPaper 19 – Outcomes from a Sewer Backlog Study – Morne Pienaar5 MBPaper 20 – The Impact Membrane Bio Reactor at the Malmesbury WWTW – Mpho Ramphao, BR Theunissen, PC Du Preez and L Zikman705 kBPaper 21 – A New look at Sanitation in a Developing Country City – Neil Macleod37 kBPaper 22 – Innovative Approach for the Operation and Maintenance of Zeerust Waste Water Treatment Workds – Casper Coetzer and Hendrik Honey