An Integrated Project Funded by the European Commission under the Sustainable Development, Global Change and Ecosystems Thematic Priority Area.
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Contract Number: 018320
Project Cordinator: Dr. Theo van den Hoven KIWA Water Research
Project Duration: 1st January 2006 to 31st December 2010

Training Seminar in Risk Assessment in Southern Africa

In Work Area 4 (WA 4) Risk Assessment and Risk Management (RA/RM) strategies for integrated risk management in Water Safety Plans (WSP) are developed together with guiding manuals and hands-on tools tailor-made to water utility personnel aiming at carry out integrated risk assessments

within water supply systems.


One tool in the TECHNEAU RA/RM Toolbox is the training seminars on risk assessment where knowledge acquired within WA 4 are disseminated in three different regions (North Europe, South Europe and Southern Africa). The first set of seminars are focusing on risk assessment and are held

during 2008. These seminars are designed as two-day workshops including lectures on risk assessment practice and hands-on training exercises. Experts from TECHNEAU (WA 4) are engaged together with local water experts and stakeholders. The seminars are aimed at operators, researchers, regulators and technology suppliers.


The first training seminar on risk assessment took place in Lisbon and the second one will be held in Oslo, Norway on November 17-18. This seminar, the third one, will be held in Pretoria, South Africa. The training seminar will highlight the water situation and risks in water supply systems in Southern Africa. The seminar will be run by Chalmers and organized by Water Research Commission (WRC) and Chris Swartz Water Utilisation Engineers, with support from the European Commission and Umgeni Water.


For more information please download the training seminar flyer.



Seminar Flyer Pretoria




26-27 November, 2008


08.30h-17.30h / 09.00h-16.15h


Safari Restaurant and Conference Centre


c/o Lynwood Road and Rubida Street


The Willows, Pretoria

Participation Fee

Rand 500, including lunch and dinner (appr. 40 €)



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Water Research Commission (WRC)

Pretoria, South Africa


Chris Swartz Water Utilisation Engineers

Mossel Bay, South Africa


Chalmers University of Technology

Dept. of Civil and Environmental Eng.

SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden

Phone: +46 31 772 2127


Local contact


Chris Swartz

Phone: +27 44 691 1242

Fax: +27 44 690 7960