IFAT Environmental Technology Forum Africa
15 - 18 September 2015, Johannesburg

Messe München International is further expanding its international network for the environmental technology sector by introducing IFAT Environmental Technology Forum in South Africa. The first IFAT Environmental Technology Forum was co-located with BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA, International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles and took place from September 15 – 18, 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

On 4,500 square meters 116 exhibitors from 13 countries and over 2,000 visitors from 42 countries participated in this first edition.

The next IFAT Environmental Technology Forum Africa will take place in autumn 2017.

Technical-Scientific Conference Programme (TSCP)


Water Management in Mining Affected Areas
Dipl.-Geol. Gesa Amstutz, LINEG Linksniederrheinische Entwässerungs-Genossenschaft, Kamp-Lintfort, Germany 

Collective Action towards the Management of Mine-water in the Witbank Coalfields
S.T. Tracy Reddy, Principal, PEGASYS, Strategy and Development, Pretoria

Water Supply and Wastewater Disposal in Surface Mining – the model case Erftverband
Roland Knitschky, DWA Hennef, Germany

Groundwater - A Resource, but a Mining Nuisance
Professor Daniel Nkhuwa , University of Zambia

Improving Mine Water Management through Modelling to reduce Risk and mitigate Impacts
Douglas Graham, Principle engineer of Global Mining, DHI

Systems Analysis (modelling) as Part of the Planning considering the Integrated Vaal River System. Aspects of Modelling in the Upper and Middle Olifants River
Pieter van Rooyen, Director - WRP Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd

Qualification of Personnel for Water Treatment in Mining Industry
Hugo van Niekerk, Business Manager Training and Consulting, Festo Didactic Southern and Eastern Africa (Pty.) Ltd., Johannesburg, South Africa

Water Permits under the new Legal Framework on IWRM in Zambia
Paul C. Kapotwe, Director General of the Water Resources Management Authority WARMA, and Lemmy Namayanga, Director of Water Resources