Nobel Peace Prize winner to speak at forthcoming WISA Mine Water Division Symposium

 The WISA Mine Water Division is delighted to announce that registration for its forthcoming Annual Symposium is open, and this year's theme is Management Options for Mine Water.

Come and hear Nobel Peace Prize winner Prof. Coleen Vogel, among other leading speakers, in Pretoria in November!


Prof. Coleen Vogel of the University of the Witwatersand, Johannesburg is a climatologist by training but has increasingly worked in the social dimensions of climate change adaptation. She has chaired and been vice chair of global environmental change scientific committees, groups that preceded the current Future Earth developments. She serves on international boards including the African science committee of Future Earth. She has assisted several government-related development activities in South Africa and was a contributor to the Disaster Management Act process. She was one of the chapter lead authors of the Fourth IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Africa Chapter and part of the final synthesis author panel of that report, and was a chapter author of the 5th Assessment of the IPCC. A Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the author team together with Al Gore for the efforts made in compiling the 4th assessment report.



The Serious Water Game will be played and demonstrated in the symposium. There will be free fast WiFi in the venue, so bring your Windows OS laptop or tablet if you would like to join in!

Aqua Republica – the serious (water) game - was developed in collaboration with the UNEP-DHI Centre, and it served as the basis for the 2014 South Africa Water Game Challenge.


Registration rates

·         Conference Fees (for attendance of both 9th&10th Nov.) : non-member R 3500, WISA member R3300, student R1900

·         Field trip Fees (11th Nov.): non-member R 700, WISA Member R600, student R400

·         Training Session / Discussion Group Fees (11th Nov.): non-member R 1000, WISA Member R800, student R400.




Mr Jaco Seaman

Events Manager

Water Institute of Southern Africa

Tel no.: 011 805 3537

Fax no.: 011 315 1258

Email: events [at] wisa [dot] org [dot] za

Ms Blanché Postma

Chairlady, Mine Water Division

Email: chair [at] wisa-mwd [dot] org

Mr Richard Garner

Symposium Organising Committee Chairman

Email: richard [dot] david [dot] garner1 [at] gmail [dot] com


Kind Regards,

Jo Burgess


Mine Water Division

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