Industries, agribusiness and commercial operations in and around Cape Town could soon face the prospect of operating a business without water.
ESI Africa is hosting a live free-to-attend webinar discussion on Thursday 8 March 2018, addressing the current water situation in Cape Town, as well as the available technologies, strategies and solutions available to help companies overcome the challenge.

“The looming Day Zero is not endemic to the City as other areas in South Africa and globally are experiencing drought conditions” says Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl, editor of ESI Africa. “What is unique is that if Cape Town does in fact reach Day Zero — the day when taps are turned off – it will be the first major city world-wide to have reached this unimaginable point of no return, the resulting economic impact as agri-business, construction industry, smelters and commercial concerns grind to a halt will be catastrophic.”

She adds: “it is imperative that we find alternative means to manage and replenish our water sources, whether this is from groundwater supplies or reducing waste of potable water in the reticulation system — suitable technologies must be explored.

“With the one-hour webinar on 8 March, we will gather large water consumers, water sector professionals, owners of businesses that use water as its main revenue driver, or public sector water professionals to share and gain greater insight into current plans to increase bulk water supply; and what technology solutions are available to implement in their businesses to support water best practice. It is also an opportunity to ask our expert presenters realtime questions.”

“Among the concerns raised are the impact this has on commerce and industry, and national plans going forward to better manage bulk water supply,” Pombo-van Zyl says, adding that through this webinar global cities and major industrial hubs can learn from Cape Town’s current predicament.

Webinar discussion points include:

* Desalination technology solutions;

* Temporary and permanent solutions;

* Impact of drought on commerce;

* Water-saving reticulation methods; and

* Strategy and the way forward.

People who should attend include large water consumers, professionals in the water sector, businesses that use water as their main revenue driver, or are public sector water professionals.