Jeeten Nathoo, Chief Technology Engineer, of Nuwater Global explained the process of desalination in depth. He covered aspects of osmosis, reverse osmosis, and emerging technologies, as well as an energy comparison between desalination versus traditional water treatment. Download the full presentation here.

Jeeten

Colin Deiner, Head of the Provincial Disaster Managerment Centre in the Western Cape, explains the Western Cape fire-fighting strategy in the current water scarce climate. Wildfire response, recent fire disasters and learnings from Imizamo Yethu, the Swartland Hospital fire, and the Garden Route fire, as well as general strategic response and incident management. 

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Collin Deiner

Susan Walls, Head of Insurance Fire Risk, of the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) digs deeper into how fires impact insurers and the accompanying socio-economic devastation that ensues within the communities affected.

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Susan Walls

Trevor Williams, a well reknowned fire engineer in SA, unpacked the concerns of fire engineers when designing fire protection systems. In light of global warming and the corresponding negative impact on water availabilty, Trevor highlighted key focus areas from an engineers perspective. Download the presentation here. 

Trevor Williams

 

John Cato, Executive Head of Policy Development at the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), explained the registration process for all Fire Protection System Practitioners (FPSP). This process applies to those in the field of sprinklers, gas suppression and detection. This topic was particularly interesting to insurers since it means that the Engineering Council will now start regulating the field. Registrations will open in June for select categories. 

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Mr. Lenny Naidoo, Chief Fire Officer, of Engen Petroleum Company was gracious enough to present to the enthusiastic crowd at FPASA's annual InFIReS Seminar 2018 on the merits of using sea water for fire fighting. Engen has for many years perfected its state of the art sea water reticulation system dedicated to fire fighting and shared a high level overview of what such a system would entail. 

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