The 86th IMESA Conference was held at the Boardwalk Hotel in Gqeberha (PE) on 25-27 October 2023 with the theme “Resilience is the Future”. This conference included an inspiring keynote speech by Dr Imtiaz Sooliman of Gift of the Givers, 17 papers covering a range of engineering related topics, technical tours and a panel discussion.
The conference brought together municipal staff, provincial authorities and national government representatives, consulting engineers and professional bodies to exchange knowledge and information on the latest developments and challenges in all aspects of infrastructure engineering.
IMESA would like to thank all who made the 2023 Conference such a huge success. We thank our Sponsors, Exhibitors, Speakers, Delegates and Service Providers. Conference highlights and photos will be loaded on our Social Media platforms.
2023 President’s Address
At this halfway mark for my term as IMESA President, it is encouraging to see that progress has been made in the objectives I set out to achieve, although there is still a lot of work to be done.
Click here to read the full address.
Papers presented at the 2023 IMESA Conference:
|Paper #1||Legal impediments to providing water services to informal settlements on private land||Nick Graham||PDF 243 kb|
|Paper #2||The new SA Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement (PICP) Guidelines||Neil Armitage||PDF 559 kb|
|Paper #3||Regional-scale planning for municipal water to support transformative adaptation||Andriëtte Combrinck & James Harvey-Ewusi||PDF 966 kb|
|Paper #4||Next Generation Sanitation Technologies, a solution for in informal settlements||Ednah Mamakoa||PDF 683 kb|
|Paper #5||An early warning approach for droughts, using the Standardise Precipitation Index||Professor JA du Plessis||PDF 480 kb|
|Paper #6||How to get a realistic Operations and Maintenance budget in place to prioritise essential maintenance of water and sanitation infrastructure||Johan Bester||PDF 680 kb|
|Paper #7||Emerging Micro Enterprise (EME) Engagement: Insights through Practical Experience||Jean-Pierre Blignault||PDF 509 kb|
|Paper #8||A case for trenchless technology – Mahatma Gandhi Trunk Sewer Rehabilitation Phase 2||Reudebaker Nel||PDF 1.3 mb|
|Paper #9||Advancing Water Supply and Sanitation System resilience through improved Risk Management Approaches||Phillip de Souza &
|PDF 879 kb|
|Paper #10||The impact of environmental legislation and social responsibility on the infrastructure maintenance||Langeriwa Mthombeni &
|PDF 896 kb|
|Paper #11||Faecal Sludge Management – What do you need to know?||David Still||PDF 617 kb|
|Paper #12||Data Modelling and Infrastructure Profiling in Local Municipalities||Christopher Chinonge||PDF 492 kb|
|Paper #13||Causes of leaks and leakage management in water distribution network||Khothatso Hlalele &
T. D. Ilunga
|PDF 320 kb|
|Paper #14||Improved Municipal asset data capture and management using GIS applications||Matt Braune &
|PDF 764 kb|
|Paper #15||Revising the Municipal Infrastructure Grant to Improve Expenditure Outcomes||Luntu Ndalasi &
|PDF 435 kb|
|Paper #16||The Bulk water supply journey||Chandre Barnard||PDF 716 kb|
|Paper #17||How to Become Mentally Resilient in a World of Disruption – Relying on the Work of Steve Peters||Gerhard Fritz||PDF 644 kb|