AquaDactics at Wisa 2016

World Water Academy newsletter item: AquaDactics at Wisa 2016

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Last May (from 15-19 May 2016) AquaDactics attended the Wisa (Waterinstitute of Southern Africa) 2016 Conference and Exhibition.
AquaDactics shared a stand with the Centre of Expertise (CoE), our stand was perfectly situated, just between the conference and restaurant area. So a lot of traffic was generated. Philani Cebani (CoE) represented our stand and enthusiastically provided the visitors with information.

This biennial  Wisa Conference and Exhibition took place at the Durban ICC. The 2000 participants  of all the ‘water' corners of South Africa could choose out of a wide range of topics, which were covered in a number of parallel sessions. There were more than 250 presentations, 29 workshops, 80 posters, the Wetskills challenge and the exhibition.

Aquadactics is a non-profit company in South Africa and focuses on training design and support. Training of trainers, training needs analyses  and the development of practice oriented curricula are the core business.

The Centre of Expertise aims to help the South African water utilities in facing their challenges by making Dutch, Innovative, technology accessible. The execution of so called showcases is the applied mechanism here. AquaDactics and the Centre of Expertise work together by disseminating the results of these showcases.

AquaDactics op Wisa 2016-Konanani Khorommbi en Adeshola OyawoyeAquaDactics op Wisa 2016-Jay Reddy-Agnes Maenhout-Mogale MatsebaAquaDactics op Wisa 2016-Wetskills group

AquaDactics participated in the workshop "Operating and Maintenance-Improving skills". We held an oral presentation on "Implementing Innovations in Practice" and presented the poster "Sustainable training for Wastewater works process controllers".

It was very nice to hear Janet Chunderduri of Ethekwini Water and Sanitation give a presentation full of enthusiasm on "The basics of Wastewater treatment course". Janet gave all credits to AquaDactics for the Training of Trainers she received and referred those who were interested to AquaDactics.

AquaDactics was also one of the supporters of the Wetskills.  A Wetskill group worked on a methode "Unlocking experiential knowledge, so they could give the for professionals, by professionals concept of AquaDactics more recognition. The title of their solution was "Tapping the untapped mind".

Wisa 2016, the place to be to strengthen existing relationships, to build new ones and to hear the state of the art.

More information: Agnes Maenhout, agnes.maenhout@worldwateracademy.nl or +31 30 60 69 405.

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Additional details about photos in the article:

  • Photo 1: AquaDactics at Wisa 2016-Konanani Khorommbi (acting CEO, CMA Vaal) and Wetskills member.
  • Photo 2: AquaDactics at Wisa 2016-Jay Reddy (Acting Chief Executive Officer, Pongola to Umzimkulu Proto CMA), Agnes Maenhout (managing director/CEO Wateropleidingen-World Water Academy), Mogale Matseba (CMA Vaal).
  • Photo 3: AquaDactics at Wisa 2016 - Wetskills group (vlnr: Jashan Gokal, Thobeka Dhladhia, Adeshola Oyawoye en Philani Cebani)
AquaDactics op Wisa 2016-Philani Cebani en Agnes Maenhout
AquaDactics op Wisa 2016-stand AquaDactics en Centre of Expertise