2019 President’s Address:

It gives me great pleasure in welcoming you to our 83rd IMESA Conference held at Durban’s award winning International Convention Centre. I have no doubt that this year’s conference will live up to the standards and expectations of all our delegates, exhibitors and sponsors. The theme for our 2019 IMESA Conference is “Conquering Municipal Challenges” and I think that this is very relevant given the challenges that the public sector is currently facing in delivering speedy and cost effective services.

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President’s Address: Randeer Kasserchun (IMESA President)
Co-host Representative: Eric Apelgren
(eThekwini Head: International and Governance Relations) 


Welcome Address: eThekwini Metro – Mayor Cllr Mxolisi Kaunda
Conference Address: SALGA – Mr Lance Joel
Keynote Speaker: Mr Neil Macleod
Keynote Address: Diamond Sponsor, Umgeni Water – Mr Thami Hlongwa, CE


Pupils from schools in Kwazulu-Natal were introduced to municipal engineering at a special plenary session on Thursday, 3 October 2019 

BEST PAPER presented by an IMESA member:
PAPER 5 – Prof JA du Plessis & Ms E Braune

BEST PAPER presented by a Non IMESA Member:
PAPER 11 – Ms S Nxumalo


Paper # Title Presenter/Author(s) Click to Download
Paper 1 Water-less Sanitation Solutions, why they are important Alan Hall PDF 260 Kb
Paper 2 Rapid Response Engineering: An overview of technological developments and its application in the municipal infrastructure space Jean-Pierre Rousseau &
Tumi Lebeya
PDF 183 Kb
Paper 3 Improving our state of water resilience: A private sector perspective Hanine van Deventer PDF 196 Kb
Paper 4 A new look on attenuating storm water runoff…Do we really need to store all this water? Johannes Pieter (JP) Calitz PDF 363 Kb
Paper 5 Conquering Municipal water resource challenges with a stochastic daily time-step conjunctive water use model Prof JA du Plessis &
Erika Braune
PDF 245 Kb
Paper 6 Reducing the risk from the increasing use of electronics in the field of municipal water and wastewater engineering Peter Fischer PDF 202 Kb
Paper 7 Integrated Asset Management – An effective way of increasing service reliability and overall business performance Dr. Dinos Constantinides PDF 312 Kb
Paper 8 eThekwini Municipality’s GO! Durban BRT Programme Santhani Pillay PDF 219 Kb
Paper 9 Critical analysis of the legal compliance requirements of waste water management within environmental legislation in the municipal sphere Dr. Mathys Vosloo PDF 230 Kb
Paper 10 Forecast Early Warning System – Operational Engineering To Manage Disasters Natasha Ramdass PDF 184 Kb
Paper 11 Rethinking Wastewater Treatment Augmentation Sibusisiwe Nxumalo PDF 386 Kb
Paper 12 Operating and Maintaining a forgotten system: The story of NMBM’s Bulk water maintenance Chandre Barnard PDF 438 Kb
Paper 13 Advantages of two-dimensional hydraulic modelling for quantifying flood risk in complex urban drainage systems Mike Wiese PDF 289 Kb
Paper 14 The augmentation upgrade of the 2km 1000mm dia long markman sewer Thomas Jachens PDF 378 Kb
Paper 15 Energy Saving and Environmentally Friendly Desalination Technology, Remix Water Sydney Masha PDF 563 Kb
Paper 16 Latest achievements in Microtunnelling: Progress by experience and innovation and the benefits to the Municipal Engineer Swen Weiner PDF 432 Kb
Standby 1 Tackling the preferential procurement regulations, 2017 SMME subcontracting challenge Lize Smit PDF 97 Kb
Standby 2 Bicycle sharing scheme feasibility study T Mangane, NJW Van Zyl,
S Leeuw and J Rambuda
PDF 400 Kb
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