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PMSA Western Cape Event, 'Beyond Day Zero: The New Normal'
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2018-03-13 to 2018-04-10
When: Begins Tuesday, 13th March 2018
17:30 for 18:00
Where: Lesedi Nuclear Services
Edison Way
Century City
Cape Town, Western Cape  7441
South Africa
Presenter: Peter Richards
Contact: Adrienne Taylor
072 904 5997


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ABOUT THE EVENT

Part 4: The Business Case, 10th April 2018

The water crisis in Cape Town has resulted in the requirement for a completely new paradigm as South Africa looks towards the future management of its limited water resources in a sustainable manner. 

To this end PMSA Western Cape have decided to host a series of talks on this topic presented by leading experts in the field. The purpose is to assist project managers in all industries gain a holistic understanding of the extent of the challenge we face, the policies and procedures that need to be put in place, and the economic principles to be applied in the future management of our valuable resource. 

The final session in this 4-part series will be held on Tuesday, 10th April concludes with a business case following talks by Nicola Robins, 'How shared value changes everything' and David Farrell 'Re-imagining agriculture and food production in a future of chronic water scarcity' 

Presentation 1: 'How shared value changes everything', Nicola Robbins

During this talk Nicola Robbins explores the following topics:

• Using crisis as opportunity
• Using shared value to innovate
• Using organisations to deliver
• Using networks to scale
• Examples from SA and beyond of how organisations are shaping the future in a more useful way

Nicola Robins is a coach and shared value advisor. Her favourite work connects passionate people with opportunities to scale positive social
impact through their organisations. As a coach, she helps change-makers do what they do without burning out. As an advisor, she helps organisations make a difference without shrinking the balance sheet. She has worked with corporations, public sector and civil society organisations in more than 15 countries, with a focus on emerging markets. Recent engagements include TFG (retail, SA), Ayala Group (diversified, Philippines), GIZ (government agency, Germany) and Action Volunteers Africa (NPO, SA). A certified shared value practitioner, constellations facilitator and Yale graduate, Nicola lectures at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and UCT Graduate School of Business. Her personal and transpersonal coaching work is informed by systems and complexity theory, indigenous traditions and martial arts practice.

Presentation 2: 'Reimagining agriculture and food production in a future of chronic water scarcity', David Farrell 

In this session David Farrell will examine current models of food production and the inherent dependencies on water within such systems, what the impacts of water scarcity are and how farms are responding currently, and then, looking to the future, how can and should agriculture be reimagined to ensure it can flourish in spite of a future of chronic water scarcity

David is a founding partner of Blue North Sustainability (Pty) Ltd (www.bluenorth.co.za), a Stellenbosch-based consulting practice specialised in supporting food system
s, from farmer to retailer, in the integration of sustainability programs and practices into business strategies and operations. Blue North’s project portfolio includes the development of the content and tools for WWF-SA's Sustainable Fruit Initiative , the management of the Confronting Climate Change (CCC) Initiative on behalf of South Africa's Fruit & Wine industries and the development of a multi-commodity sustainability program for one of the UK’s big-four retailers. Blue North has developed and will soon launch an online farm management system - Sherpa - that provides farmers with an integrated tool to identify strategic risks and manage proactive change towards more resilient and sustainable modes of farming. David is a Senior Associate and faculty member of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

The talk will examine current models of food production and the inherent dependencies on water within such systems, what the impacts of water scarcity are and how farms are responding currently, and then, looking to the future, how can and should agriculture be reimagined to ensure it can flourish in spite of a future of chronic water scarcity

CONTACT HOURS

Earn one and a half (1.5) contact hours for attending each session of this event series. This is a dedicated knowledge sharing event designed to help you accumulate professional development points in your respective industries, as well as with PMSA

COST

Members
Online registration: Free of charge

Non-members
When booking the series (all 4 sessions)
: R300 incl VAT
Per session
: R100 incl VAT

REGISTRATION

Please register for each session that you will be attending. If you are a non-member attending all 4 sessions please enter the discount code WaterSeries2018 to be eligible for a 25% discount.

Kindly note that online registration is essential and payment confirms your booking. Proof of payment must be received by the event coordinator at least 24 hours prior to the event. Please follow the prompt above to register

CANCELLATION POLICY

Please be aware that a 100% cancellation fee will be incurred for cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to the event

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