SAAFoST Northern Branch Water Safety and Quality Workshop

Dear SAAFoST Members and Friends

"More people die from unsafe water than from all forms of violence.."
(Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, World Water Day, 2010)

SAAFoST Northern Branch is presenting an exciting workshop where critical issues relating to the management, utilisation and safety of water will be discussed. Leading experts from academia and industry will be presenting the latest information on these issues. Make sure that you do not miss this opportunity to be informed of the latest research as well as a perspective on these issues as presented by experts from industry.

Regards,
Amanda Minnaar
(Chair: SAAFoST Northern Branch Committee)

Details & Registration

Date

Friday, 8 July 2011

Venue

3M South Africa, Woodmead - auditorium B, ground floor.

Address: 146a, Kelvin Drive, Woodmead

Directions: see notes below or click here for details and map.

WARNING - prepare for heavy morning traffic in this area by setting out 30 to 40 minutes earlier than usual.

Provisional Program

Time Topic Speaker Organisation
08:00-09:00 Registration    
09:00-09:05 Welcome: Prof Amanda Minnaar (Chair: SAAFoST Northern Branch Committee)
09:05-09:30 Current situation and challenges in water quality and safety in South Africa Dr Rivka Kfir Previously CEO of Water Research Commission (WRC)
Session 1: Water research in South Africa: Linking irrigation water quality to safety of fresh produce
Chair: Prof Amanda Minnaar
09:30-10:00 The occurrence of food pathogens in irrigation water and fresh produce/ Prevalence of Cryptosporidium in irrigation water and effect of processing Prof Elna Buys Department of Food Science, University of Pretoria
10:00-10:30 The occurrence of viruses in irrigation water and fresh produce Prof Maureen Taylor Department of Virology, University of Pretoria
10:30-11:00 Tea    
Session 2: Importance of quality and safety of water for the food industry
Chair: Dr Lucia Anelich (Anelich Consulting)
11:00-11:30 Water quality and safety from the perspective of processors Dr Frieda Dehrmann Central Office QA Manager
SAB
11:30-12:00 Use of water in Unilever RSA factories Ms Raymonde de Vries National QA manager for Unilever SA
12:00-12:30 Water quality and safety from the perspective of retailers Ms Rose Fekken RF Consulting
(Previously Technical manager - Fresh Produce Division, Pick 'n Pay)
12:30-13:30 Lunch    
Session 3: Potential health risks to the environment and consumer
Chair: Dr Louise Mare (3 M)
13:30-14:00 "Safe" water…..or is it? Prof Riana Bornman Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Pretoria
14:00-14:30 Update on test methodologies Dr Natalie Anech-Hahn Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Pretoria
14:30-15:00 Tea    
Session 4: Solutions to water quality and safety challenges
Chairperson: Prof Piet Jooste (Tshwane University of Technology)
15:00-15:30 Water management to improve the safety of produce and processed foods Prof Maggie Momba Department of Environmental, Water and Earth Sciences at Tshwane University of Technology.
15:30-16:00 Implementation of management systems to holistically manage the effect of water quality during the food production chain Dr Graham Campbell G2lobal Quality Management Systems
16:00 Closing    

Registration Fee

Includes lunch and teas
R650-00 (Includes VAT) - for all payments received not later than 6 July 2011.
R250-00 (Includes VAT) - for retired members and bona fide FS&T students registering through their departments

Booking Procedure

  1. Kindly provide all of the information below and forward it to Romy Hochfeld (rhochfeld@anchor.co.za)
  2. Romy will respond immediately with an invoice which must please be paid asap - see bank details below.
  3. Proof of payment to be sent to Romy at: rhochfeld@anchor.co.za or fax: +27 (11) 248 8413
  4. Registration will take place on receipt of proof of payment by Romy and will be confirmed by her.
  5. No confirmation within two days means no registration - kindly follow up.
Thank you for attending carefully to this detail - it saves a lot of bank time and frustration later on!

Details Required by Romy for Registration:

  1. Names of all attendees:
  2. Name of Organisation / Company:
  3. Contact Telephone No:
  4. Contact fax number:
  5. Contact e-mail address:
  6. Organisation VAT number:
  7. Organisation Postal Address:

Bank Bank Deposit Details for when you receive your invoice

Use only this bank account please:
Account Name: SAAFoST
Bank: ABSA Brooklyn
Account No: 920 582 0197
Branch Code: 632 005
Deposit Reference: your SAAFoST invoice number or attendee and company name and 8-7-11.

Cancellation

If you cannot make it, please cancel by Wednesday 6 July or preferably, send someone in your place.
Registration fees will not be refunded to delegates who do not cancel or who do not arrive on the day.

Directions:

From Johannesburg International Airport

  • Take R24 highway to Johannesburg
  • At Gilloolys interchange take N3 to Pretoria
  • Take N1 North - keep left
  • Take the Woodmead offramp
  • Turn right - you will cross over highway into Woodmead Drive (Makro and Pro-Shop on your right-hand side)
  • Turn left at first set of traffic lights into Woodlands Drive
  • At the bottom of Woodlands Drive turn left into Kelvin Drive
  • 3M South Africa is the first building in Kelvin Drive on your left-hand side
From Sandton (Katherine Street)

  • Follow Katherine Street towards Wendywood
  • Katherine Street becomes Bowling Avenue as you cross over South Road
  • Turn right at the intersection of Bowling Avenue and Kelvin Drive
  • 3M South Africa is at the corner of Woodlands Drive and Kelvin Drive. The entrance is in Kelvin Drive.
  • From Sandton (Rivonia Road)

  • Follow Rivonia Road, heading towards the Concrete Highway
  • Turn right into Kelvin Drive (Just after Fordsdicks BMW, at the Pavilion Shopping Centre)
  • Pass MorningGlen Shopping Centre, cross over Bowling Avenue.
  • 3M South Africa is at the corner of Woodlands Drive and Kelvin Drive. The entrance is in Kelvin Drive.
  • From Pretoria

  • From Pretoria, take the N1 South
  • At the N1/M1 split (after the Allandale Road offramp) take the M1 towards Johannesburg
  • Take the Woodmead offramp
  • Turn right - you will cross over highway into Woodmead Drive (Makro and Pro-Shop on your right-hand side)
  • Turn left at first set of traffic lights into Woodlands Drive
  • Turn left at first set of traffic lights into Woodlands Drive
  • At the bottom of Woodlands Drive turn left into Kelvin Drive
  • 3M South Africa is the first building in Kelvin Drive on your left-hand side