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Water Confluence: Conference Bridging the Divide for Water Management

Date: Tuesday 11 July | 8:30 - 16:30

Venue: KnightsBridge Office Park, 33 Sloane Street, Bryanston

Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa

The Water Management & Sustainable Energy conference intends to gather industry leaders, discipline experts in their fields, senior government representatives and decision makers, to discuss possible approaches to improve the current situation of South Africa's management of water and its infrastructure and its sustainability thereof.

This is an opportunity to gather big companies related to the water and infrastructure to network and deepen relationships with both South African and Italian, Spanish, Israeli and Belgian operators, CEOs and executive teams that will be in attendance.

The conference will add significant value in terms of the President's vision in driving a far-reaching economic reform agenda for South Africa's energy and water sectors.

To register as an attendee or exhibitor, please send an email to stating:

  • your full name

  • your company's name


  • Members of the participating Chambers: R 1500,00 p/p

  • Non-members: R 2650 p/p

  • Exhibitors - indoor stand: R 2800,00

  • Exhibitors- outdoor stand: R 1950,00

Timeline of the event

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration / Coffee & light snacks

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Welcome & Introduction

Marcos Pelegrin - President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce RSA and CEO of LaLiga Africa

H.E. Mr. Eli Belotsercovsky - Ambassador of Israel in the Republic of South Africa

9:15 AM - 9:55 AM

Session 1 - Overview from the Department of Water and Sanitation

Dr. Sean Philips, Director General of the Department of Water and Sanitation


9:55 AM - 10:35 AM

Session 2 - Overview from the Israeli water security industry

Yechezkel Lifshitz, Director General and Chairman of the Board of the Governmental Authority for Water and Sewage of Israel


10:35 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee break and networking session

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Session 3 - Overview from the Spanish water security industry

Luis Blanco - Managing Director - Almar Water South Africa


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Impact on investment: State of Water Infrastructure in South Africa

Chris Hattingh - Centre for Risk Analysis (CRA)


12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Session 5 - Overview from Spanish investment expert

Saul Pretel - Acció Catalonia Trade & Investment (Overview of sector in Catalonia)

Q & A

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Session 5 - Overview of a South African expert

Cobs Pillay - Deputy Director Investment Promotion (TISA)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch and networking session

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Bridging the Divide for Water Security and Resilient Infrastructure for a Sustainable Future

Luis Blanco (Alvar Water) - Spain

Lauretz Devers (Waterleau South Africa) - Belgium

Yechezkel Lifshitz (Board of the Governmental Authority for Water and Sewage of Israel) - Israel

Chris Hatting (Centre for Risk Analysis (CRA)) - South Africa

South African Panelist (Randwater) tbc

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Refreshment break and networking session

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

Breakaway Session

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM

Recap of the day

4:00 PM - 4:10 PM

Closing remarks & Vote of thanks

Mr Marcos Pelegrin - President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce RSA

4:10 PM - 4:30 PM

Networking Reception

We look forward to welcoming you to the event!

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