President’s Welcome & message from LOC chairperson

IMESA President – Mr Duncan Daries

President’s address: It gives me great pleasure to, once again, welcome all special guests, delegates, and sponsors to the 79th annual IMESA Conference here in Cape Town. The local organizing committee (LOC) has chosen a theme for this conference that is very appropriate for engineering practitioners active in the national, provincial and municipal environment – be it as infrastructure asset owners, developers, or service providers. “Changing the face of the municipal engineer” …

2 MBPresident Welcome & LOC Address Full

LOC Chairperson’s Welcome: It gives me great pleasure to extend to you all a very warm welcome on behalf of IMESA Western Cape local organising committee. We are truly grateful to all our attending special guests, sponsors, exhibitors, and delegates who have accepted our inviĀ­tation to attend the 79th AnĀ­nual IMESA Conference…

LOC Chairperson – Ms Jeanine du Preez

Conference CD

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3 MBExhibitors 2015


Opening Function – GrandWest Arena

Golf Day – Bellville Golf Course

Companion Tour

Technical Tours

Gala Evening – Shimmy Beach Club

Speaker Profiles

4 MBSpeaker Profiles 2015


127 kBAbstracts 2015
226 kBIndex of Papers 2015516 kBPaper 1: Development charges in South Africa – Current thinking and areas of contestation – Nick Graham1 MBPaper 2: Creating eco efficient township infrastructure projects with the use of green engineering solutions and sustainability criteria – Shian Saroop483 kBPaper 3: The municipal engineer as the caring parent – Duty to manage risk of damage and injury – Louis Roodt3 MBPaper 4: Developing alternative water sources – Kevin Meier4 MBPaper 5: Lessons learned from the 2013 floods on the Lourens River, Somerset West – Prof Kobus du Plessis & Franz Von Molkte4 MBPaper 6: Innovative ways to deal with metal theft – Hilton Scholtz3 MBPaper 7: The use of wastewater influent characterisation for the comparative cost evaluation of surface vs fine bubble diffused aeration – Ian Pollard212 kBPaper 8: Value of assessing outfall sewer conditions – Alaster Goyns700 kBPaper 9: The face of the municipal engineer in a community orientated project – Luchelle Damons3 MBPaper 10: Trenchless solutions for wewer networks and sea outfalls – Frank Stevens2 MBPaper 11: Development of a flood early warning system – Getting ahead of disasters – Clinton Chrystal2 MBPaper 12: All towns water recon strategies in the Western & Eastern Cape – Isa Thompson2 MBPaper 13: Innovative steps towards achieving universally accessible transport – Safiyyah Aboo & Lionel Daniels4 MBPaper 14: Biological filtration for sustainable treatment of groundwater with high iron content – Geoff du Toit211 kBPaper 15: Mismanagement of Stormwater Management – A Case Study – Peter Allen6 MBPaper 16: Cape flats aquifer and false bay – Opportunities to change – Rowena Hay1 MBPaper 17: Capacity building guidelines in urban & regional planning for municipal engineers – Ilana Jansen Van Rensburg & Prof Callie Schoeman

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