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Water professionals to share expertise at SANCIAHS 2014

Great Usuthu River near Big Bend

Great Usuthu River near Big Bend

25 August 2014 - Aurecon is a sponsor of the 17th SANCIAHS (South African National Committee for the International Association of Hydrological Sciences) National Hydrology Symposium, which will be held in Cape Town on 1-3 September 2014.

“The event is a premier gathering of hydrologists, academics, government agencies, and water resources professionals to present and discuss their research, experiences and practical applications,” said Aurecon Hydrologist Louise Dobinson.

Topics that will be covered at the conference include catchment hydrology, ecohydrology and ecohydraulics, geohydrology, global change, hydrological observations, integrated water resources assessment and management, socio-hydrology, urban hydrology and municipal water, and water quality.

Aurecon water engineering experts will be presenting nine papers at the conference:

  • Links between flow and river bank lateral vegetation zones - Martin Kleynhans
  • Book-ending the potential climate change impacts on precipitation, runoff and irrigation demand across South Africa by 2050: A Hybrid Frequency Distribution (HFD) approach - James Cullis
  • Planning for desalination in the context of the Western Cape Water Supply System - Catherine Blersch
  • An overview of the Limpopo River Basin Monograph Study - Enoch Dlamini
  • Long-term surface water balance for the Limpopo River Basin - Nicholas Walker (paper by André Görgens)
  • An operational decision support system for the Western Cape Water Supply System - Verno Jonker
  • The Kagera River Basin: A framework for the sharing of resources - Erik van der Berg
  • Modernised design storm distributions for eThekwini Municipality - Colin Whittemore (paper by André Görgens)
  • Metolong Dam: Estimating the potential thermal impacts of water releases prior to construction of the dam - Nico Rossouw

Aurecon offers clients an integrative approach to finding sustainable technical and socio-economic solutions for sharing limited water resources between competing users on a local scale, while simultaneously addressing concerns at catchment, basin or, even, multi-country scales.

For further information on the conference visit the website:


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