Water Utilities West Africa: Conference Program 2011

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Water Utilities West Africa

28 – 30 November 2011

Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday 28 November 2011

09h00 – 12h00

Water distribution & maintenance for better utility operations management
Harold Esseku, Director, Rapha Consult, Ghana

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday 29 November 2011

Session 1.0.1
General Opening Keynote Session

Unlocking West Africa’s Industrial Potential
Chairman: Engr. Joe Ndiagwalukwe, Executive Director: Systems Operations, Transmission Company of Nigeria, Nigeria

09h00 – 09h15

Welcome from Spintelligent
Michelle Fanus and Lindiwe Nkosi

09h15 – 09h45

Corporate keynote presentation: Attracting private investment to overcome the lack of sustainable service delivery
Abayomi McLeslie Ajagbonna, Chief Operating Officer, Cedar Technical Services Company, Nigeria

09h45 – 10h00

Uplifting West Africa’s Industrial sector through improved policies and Public Private Partnerships
Emmanuel M.K Amekor, Manager, Environment & Sustainable Development Department, Volta River Authority

10h00 – 11h30

Management Overview: Discussing the two important factors for Business Stability – Energy & Water Planning for Future Power Generation and Water Distribution

Panellists:

  • David Ige, Lead on Gas Master plan, NNPC & CEO Aggregate Gas Company of Nigeria
  • Akimwole Omoboriowo II, Chief Executive Office, Genesis Electricity Limited, Nigeria
  • Mohamed Salem, Power Generation PSPG Sub-regional BU Manager Egypt and Central Africa, ABB, Egypt
  • Harold Esseku, Director, Rapha Consulting, Ghana
  • Prince Keke Chima, Former General Manager, Imo State Water Corporation, Nigeria 

Session 1.1.1

Developing the water infrastructure for economic and business growth
Chairman: Hassan Kida, Sanitation Specialist, World Bank, Nigeria

13h30 – 14h30

How do you secure reliable deliverables on water supply – investigating the electricity problem: The Mini-Hydro/Hydro Option
Engr. Roseline Ada Chenge, Managing Director, Lower Benue River Basin Authority, Nigeria

14h30 – 16h00

Water Supply and Sanitation for Large Power Users – Business Security
Abayomi McLeslie Ajagbonna, Chief Operating Officer, Cedar Technical Services Company Limited, Nigeria

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 30 November 2011

Session 2.1.1

Urban water policy, planning and management Proactive planning for the rapidly changing urban environment
Chairman: Obinna Anozie, Fisheries Department, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, Nigeria

09h30 – 10h00

Addressing the challenges facing expansion planning and providing access to water
Harold Esseku, Director, Rapha Consult, Ghana

10h00 – 10h30

Managing and protecting the water resources of the Volta Lake – the Volta River Authority experience
Emmanuel M.K Amekor, Manager, Environment & Sustainable Development Department, Volta River Authority, Ghana

Session 2.1.2

Rural water policy, planning and management Agriculture and Sector innovations

11h30 – 12h30

Institutional strengthening and capacity building of present water sector agencies
Prince Keke Chima, Former General Manager, IMO State Water Corporation, Nigeria

Session 2.1.3

Water and waste water technologies
Chairman: Engr. J.B Anto, FCT Water Board, Nigeria

13h30 – 14h00

Cost-effective revenue generation and technologies
Peter Chukwuma, General Manager, Imo State Water Corporation

14h30 – 15h30

Panel discussion: Efficiently manage your most precious commodity, water, through smart water technologies

Panellists:

  • Prince Keke Chima, Former General Manager, IMO State Water Corporation, Nigeria
  • Emmanuel M.K Amekor, Manager, Environment & Sustainable Development Department, Volta River Authority
  • Abayomi McLeslie Ajagbonna, Chief Operating Officer, Cedar Technical Services Company, Nigeria

Session 2.1.4

General closing session
Moderator: Emmanuel M.K Amekor, Manager, Environment & Sustainable Development Department, Volta River Authority, Ghana

16h00 – 17h00

What is the potential for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in addressing the Electricity power and Water shortage in the West African region?

  • Aboubacry Mbodji, Executive Director, Civil Society Coordination for the Development of Senegal River Basin
  • Prince Keke Chima, Former General Manager, IMO State Water Corporation, Nigeria
  • Engineer Chidi Izuwah, Executive Director, PPP Resource Centre, The Presidency, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC)