The 75th IMESA Conference and Golden Jubilee was celebrated in Gauteng from 26th to 28th October 2011, with Northern Provinces as the host province. The theme “yesterday, today and tomorrow” was carried through by looking back at the achievements of the past, marking the moment in time at the conference, and then planning and looking forward to the future of municipal engineering in Southern Africa.

This conference brought together IFME members, past presidents of IMESA, everyone who is currently associated with IMESA, as well as Mayors, Councillors and anyone who has participated, currently participates and those who wish to engage in this market into the future.

The IMESA Conference was held at Birchwood, near to OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg, which accommodated the vast spectrum of interaction from keynotes and high level presentations and debate, to relaxed interaction during the breaks and free periods as well as the special gala event over the days of the conference.

Conference information

1 MBSponsors
1 MBConference Programme
2 MBExhibitors
6 MBSpeaker profiles & Abstracts
121 kBIndex of Papers

1 MBPaper 1: Improving Municipal Water Services Provision through the National Benchmarking Initiative – Mr William Moraka796 kBPaper 3: Sustainability Through Integrated Decision-Making in WDM – Mr Kobus Du Plessis2 MBPaper 4: Sustainable Low-cost Sanitation: Past, Present and Future: Dr Johan van der Walt & Mr Max Pawandiwa437 kBPaper 5: Innovative Procurement in a Municipal Environment to Achieve Elimination of Sanitation Backlogs – Mr Peter Allen445 kBPaper 6: Beaufort West – First Direct Water Reclamation (Toilet to tap)Plant in South Africa – Mr Pierre Marais337 kBPaper 7: An Integrated Solution to Solid Wate Handling and Service Delivery in Rustenburg – Mr Darryl van der Merwe2 MBPaper 8: Determination of Additional Resources to Manage Pollution in Stormwater and River Systems – Mrs Nicole Nel340 kBPaper 9: Generally Acceptable Minimum Standards for Road Design and Maintenance Procedures – Prof Wynand Steyn2 MBPaper 12: The Proposed South African National Guidelines for Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) – Prof Neil Armitage1 MBPaper 13: Stormwater Systems Modelling, CCTV Inspection and Data Capturing Project for eThekwini Municipality’s Coastal Stormwater – Mr Colin Whittemore1 MBPaper 14: A Stormwater Management System for Ekhuruleni Metro Municipality – Ms Loudene Roelofsz869 kBPaper 15: The Application of Integrated Rapid Public Transport Networks (IRPTNS) in Smaller Cities – Ms Pauline Froschauer752 kBPaper 17: Financial Sustainability and Management of Public Infrastructure – Mr Chris Champion450 kBPaper 18: Neighborhood Development Partnership Grant: Technical Assistance to Emfuleni Local Municipality – Mr Richard Kruger871 kBPaper 19: Challenges of Global Urbanization – Advantages of Trenchless Microtunnelling – Mr Udo Gerstmann and Mr Swen Weiner913 kBPaper 20: The Engineering Profession – Regulation and Strategy – Mr Christopher Campbell