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Up and coming Engineers

Meet some of our emerging Engineers - Jul‘17

What discipline do you work in? What do you enjoy about this discipline? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

What are your best WC projects? What were your highlights?

What are your thoughts about where the industry needs to further develop as a local and global competitor?
Any other comments?

Upcoming Events

18 October: Snape Memorial Lecture

Topic: Some Opportunities and Challenges for Urban Wastewater Treatment – separation of urine at source and sea water toilet flushing
Presenter: Prof George Ekama
Date: Wednesday 18 October 2017
Time: 17h00 for 17h30
Venue: Athenaeum, Newlands
Two urban water management strategies to conserve fresh water quality and quantity are considered: (1) source separation of urine for improved water quality and (2) saline (e.g. sea) water toilet flushing for reduced fresh water consumption in coastal and mining cities – revolutionary ideas with a host of benefits beyond the most obvious.
Prof. Ekama has 35 years research experience into activated sludge systems at the University of Cape Town, where some of the original biological N and P removal kinetic simulation modelling research was done in the 1980s, which found its way into activated sludge models No. 1 and 2. Over the years he has been at the forefront of developments in BNR activated sludge systems modelling, filamentous bulking, secondary settling tank design and modelling.

15 November: AGM followed by lecture on desalination

Branch News

Visit our News Page for details of past events and what you may have missed out on.

Visit our CPD/ Documentation page for recent uploads including:

ECSA Registration for the Millennial Professional
Civil Talk: VAs vs ECSA discussion
2016/17 CPD Point codes - Apr 2017
Greening Municipal Infrastructure - Feb 2016
SAICE Presidential Address - Jan 2016

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The Western Cape Branch is phasing out its printed newsletter and will send electronic newsletters and reminders to inform members about events. If you would like to be on the e-flash email address list, send us an email with the heading SAICE e-flash.

2017 SAICE Calendar of Courses

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