2015 Conference

NICOLA held their inaugural two day conference on 3 and 4 November 2015 at Norton Rose Fullbright, Sandton, Johannesburg.

The conference had the following keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Mpho Tshitangoni, Director: Contaminated Land, DEA;
  • Dr. Jon McStay, author and contributing developer of the Framework for the Management of Contaminated Land in South Africa;
  • Michael Pottinger, Vice-chairman of the NICOLA Steering Committee; and
  • A representative from Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa on legal aspects pertaining to contaminated land

During the conference the following topics were discussed:

  • Sector opportunities and challenges implementing Part 8 of NEMWA and the associated Regulations. Bank, early wins, learn and improve;
  • What does significant mean in the context of contamination? Developing a sector understanding; and
  • Developing generic groundwater screening values for contaminated sites in South Africa.