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  • The below-mentioned events, courses and training may include paid-for options and you are welcome to approach these service providers directly.  The information below is intended to assist in identifying potentially valuable events, training or courses relevant to the green economy, climate change and sustainable development.
  • The service providers offering the events, courses or training listed have not been vetted or accredited by the Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town and/or GreenCape. This is published for information purposes only and does not in any way represent or constitute an endorsement of any particular supplier, product and/or service by the Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town and/or GreenCape.
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Events/Training below is listed in the order of newest first to oldest last:

IWRA Online Conference: Addressing Groundwater Resilience under Climate Change

This IWRA Online Conference will address these challenges and priorities in order to manage resiliently groundwater resources under climate change. This conference’s main goal is to, ultimately, promote the sharing and exchange of state-of-the-art scientific and policy knowledge on the links between an increased resilience of groundwater resources and climate change for the sustainable governance, use and management of these resources in all regions of the world

Currently, climate change has become an undeniable major pressure on the world’s freshwater resources. Yet, the effects of climate change on groundwater, the most significant freshwater resource on Earth, are still poorly understood. Somewhat neglected by policymakers and ignored by the public, groundwater management, governance and monitoring are less developed compared to surface water, globally. 

Dates: 28th to 30th October 2020

Find more information on the conference here: 

Register for free here:




DAY 1 | 28 September 2020 | 14:00 – 16:30

DAY 2 | 29 September 2020 | 10:00 – 13:00

PLATFORM | Zoom Webinar


At the Water Research Commission (WRC), key innovation programmes are run to support the demonstration, scale up and deployment of innovative water and sanitation solutions. These include the Water Technologies Demonstration Programme (WADER) and the South African Sanitation Technology Enterprise Programme (SASTEP). Approximately 50 innovations have been/are being piloted through these platforms.

The proposed Technology and Innovation Forum (TIF), a partnership between SALGA and the WRC, will provide a collaborative platform for Municipal partners to share their innovation needs, mobilise partnerships to jointly conceptualise programmes, projects and funding.

The TIF launch will be rolled-out in 2 phases over a period of 2 days. Day 1 will be the formal, ceremonial launch and Day 2 will be the Innovation Showcase component of the TIF launch broken down into two parts on Day 2 of the event.

You are welcome to indicate your interest to attend to, so that further information can be shared.

SA INNOVATION SUMMIT 16 - 18 September 2020, CAPE TOWN
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2020 sees our team in pursuit of JOY! We will blissfully start new ideas and implement new solutions to solve Africa’s greatest challenges. We do this through connecting and growing scalable enterprises across South Africa and the continent. Once a year we convene the early stage start-ups, smme's, investors and the market that scales them at the SA Innovation Summit to connect all across borders Read more

Get on board! Help us change the narrative from Africa to the World! Showcase, Connect, Inspire and Grow this talent with us by running a competition, showcasing your top talent, sharing your expertise, sponsoring a start-up or buying your Super Saver ticket. We HAVE to do this with you. The work is too much! You are invited. Have fun with us.

IFAT Webinar: Addressing key constraints and discovering opportunities in transitioning Africa into a Circular Economy


IFAT Africa will be hosting a session on Addressing key constraints and discovering opportunities in transitioning Africa into a Circular Economy as part of the virtual WACEE conference. The high level session will take place this Friday 4 September from 13:00 – 14:00.  Please see attached invitation and registration details below that you may please share with your network:

To participate, attendees should first register for the WACEE conference(it is a free to attend_ event 

WACEE: West Africa Clean Energy and Environment Conference – September 1 – 4, 2020:

To join the Circular Economy session on the day, please go:

ORASA Webinar: Food Waste Recycling

Webinar: Food Waste Recycling

The Organics Recycling Association of South Africa would like to invite you to our upcoming educational webinar on food waste recycling to be held on the 25th of August 2020 at 2:30pm
We are pleased to have Reg Barichievy from Smart Waste presenting on his experience of handling food waste from a retailer and industry perspective.

"When asked where do the chicken pieces come from most people will point to a supermarket shelf. Very few consider the steps beforehand, hatching the chick, growing and slaughtering it. Then getting it weighed, cut into pieces, packed and put on the shelf.

Even fewer people think about what happens when the chicken passes its sell by date and is no longer fit for human or animal consumption. How does one reverse the process and where does the former chicken end up?"

Come and hear how to get the chicken off the shelf and back into the soil from whence it came.

The webinar is free and you are welcome to forward the invitation to anyone you feel may be interested, please register below to receive the link to the event. 

Date: Tuesday 25th August 2020
Event Time: 2:30pm
Venue: ZOOM



WISA - Water Governance Training Courses
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During 2019, our Water Governance Training Courses (qualify for 3 CPD-points, which can be claimed through WISA, SACNASP and ECSA), were extremely popular, and delegates said it was among the best training they have ever attended in the water sector. We have therefore scheduled more dates for 2020, at additional venues, as follows:

  • Registration closes 25 February 2020
  • Only SEVEN (7) seats still available
  • Registration closes 3 March 2020
  • Early bird payment before 11 February 2020
  • Registration closes 20 April 2020
  • Early bird payment before 31 March 2020
  • Registration closes 23 June 2020
  • Early bird payment before 15 June 2020

Course costs differ, depending on the city, and can be found here.
Discounts are available for Early Bird payments, bona fide students, WISA members, and group registrations.

Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis, seating is limited to 25 delegates per course. If you would like secure your seat, please complete our registration form without delay..  Also please distribute this notice to your colleagues who may benefit from attending this course.
Register today

Cape Town Biodegradable Fest
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We are just two weeks away from one of the most important Energy, Water and Waste engagement session for this year. We will be covering carbon neutral commitments, how to design carbon neutral buildings from the ground up, review spatial planning examples that optimise resource efficiency and look at precincts and portfolios that are going green. Following the forum meeting will be a short workshop on Cape Town’s climate action and how businesses can thrive in a carbon neutral future.. We will unpack, the challenges and opportunities as well as how companies can be part of this journey. There is no charge for attendance, but seats are limited.

To view programme click here to download

Venue:  West Presentation Room, Old Mutual Head Office, Pinelands.

View directions to the venue

Time:  08:30 for 09:00 - 13:30 followed by the operational workshop 13:30 - 15:30

RSVP: Book online by Tuesday, 25 February 2020 if you would like to attend this event


For more info contact Pholela Mcata at 021 400-1092 or

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This competition aims to acknowledge products that are made from recycled materials, thereby encouraging brand owners, retailers and industrial designers to consider recycled plastics as a material of choice

The Awards event will be hosted on 4 November 2019, 18h00 for 18h30, at Workshop 17, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

Programme of activities include:

  • Pre-drinks with networking and entrant exhibition (Workshop 17)
  • Awards ceremony (Workshop 17)
  • Dinner with entertainment* (Cape Town Comedy Club)

*Including a 60 min show - MC: Mel Jones and Comedy Line-up: Khanyiso Kenqa, Yaaseen Barnes, Phil de Lange, Lindy Johnson, Lungelo Ndlovu Headliner: Mel Jones, Carl Weber, Tracy Klass, KG, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Dalin Oliver)


October 2019


The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) will be hosting a series of one-day Finance and Training workshops for SMEs to raise awareness of funding mechanisms that promote mainstreaming of resource-efficient and cleaner production (RECP) in their enterprises.  

Benefits of attending the workshop will include:

·         Awareness of funding mechanisms for RECP initiatives

·         Training to improve applications for financing

·         Technical support to SMEs in developing bankable projects

·         An opportunity to engage with banks and funding institutions at the workshop

For more information on training dates and venues, click here.





Water Conservation is becoming one of the most important issues facing the world and the provision of safe drinking water, taken for granted in most developed countries; is clearly a luxury in many parts of the developing world. The challenge of providing safe drinking water to everyone around the globe is unlikely to be achieved in the near future, however, it is possible to maximise the benefit of the available water resources by ensuring that all water is used effectively and leakage from the distribution systems is reduced where possible. Water Conservation is, therefore, one of the key focus areas worldwide and is one of the specialist services offered by Ian and Mike Consulting. Access to clean water is one of the critical environmental issues of the 21st century. Obtain an understanding of water management and conservation with practical knowledge and skills as well as an insight into water recycling and industrial applications.

Course description

This course provides Water Service Institutions with the knowledge, skills and on-going support to:

  • Achieve a reduction in real water losses by applying water balances and related intervention methods.
  • Achieve and then maintain “No-Drop” Status through a partnership.
  • Maintain the water quality within the reticulation system by applying accepted reticulation system repair and maintenance methods.
  • Explain the importance of water in the world and the reasons for its sustainable conservation and management.
  • Explain the importance of water conservation and methods to save water at the workplace.
  • Explain the importance of water conservation and methods to save water at home.
  • Explain water flow and quality control.
  • Explain water audits and water management plans.
  • Explain the importance of water conservation and methods to save water in Horticulture.
  • Explain the importance of water conservation and methods to save water in Agriculture.
  • Explain the importance of water conservation and methods to save water in the Services Industry.
  • Explain the importance of water conservation and methods to save water in the Health Industry and allied services.
  • Explain the importance of water conservation and methods to save water in other occupations.
  • Explain water sanitation and wastewater treatment methods and the difference between water reuse and recycling.


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Course information

1 & 2-day and expert (EnMS & RECP) training courses 
Register during the month of August for all courses scheduled until 31 March 2020 to qualify for the complimentary seat

Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth

To sign up for our special offer, women must complete the pre-registration form on the NCPC-SA
website and select the training courses they are interested in. All women who register will receive communication on the scheduled dates and venues.

Training courses benefit people with an academic background in engineering, natural and environmental sciences.

For more information on this course, click here. 

9th International Conference on Environment and Climate Change

November 18th-19th, 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa


ME Conference warmly welcome each one of the individuals over the globe to take part in the International Conference on Environment and Climate (Climate Change Congress 2019) during November 18th-19th, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa which incorporates keynote speeches, Oral talks, Poster presentations and opportunity for B2B meetings on the most recent improvements in the field of Environmental Science, Ecology, Climatology, Renewable Energy, Trade and Policies, Risk, Pollution Control, Mitigation Natural Resources and many more... by specialists from both Scholastic and Commerce foundation.

Environment and Climate Change conference 2019 is arranged with the theme "Save the Only one Earth" covering a wide extent of critically vital sessions of Environmental Science and Climate Change equally. Environmental Science section will cover all the major and minor topics like ecology, plant science, zoology, mineralogy, oceanology, soil science, geology and physical geography, atmospheric science and more for brief discussion and highlight the solution of environmental problems (Air Pollution, Water Pollution, Soil Pollution, Noise Pollution, Thermal Pollution, Radioactive Pollution, Light Pollution). We will also cover the technology section which plays an important role to maintain a sustainable development the Future Technology, Renewable Energy like Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Wave Energy, Geothermal power, and more.

For more information click here.