Water Research , Development  and Innovation Roadmap

Water Research , Development and Innovation Roadmap

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Description: Henry Roman presents this presentations for water research, fresh water issues and energy innovation and development. We concern these topics in this presentations are The DST, National System of Innovation, Environmental Services and Technologies, Science & Technology for Water Security. DST stands for Department of Science and Technology and their vision is create a prosperous society that derives enduring and equitable benefits from science and technology.

develop, coordinate and manage a National System of Innovation (NSI) that will bring about maximum human capital, sustainable economic. Growth and improved quality of life for all.A 10 year plan to guide the investment in waste RDI in SA. Road map is focus on Product, process & organisational innovation Funding requirements Skills development.

More pressure on sewage treatment systems, water distribution networks and food security. By 2025 South Africans will experience a more effective and responsive Water Sector due to a more streamlined water technology innovation cycle that is able to bridge the divide between research and research products reaching the market. Achieved by Playing an information brokering role by being informed of national and international developments as well as offering strategic advice around water technology issues.

 
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Contents:
Wa t e r R e s e a r c h , D ev e l o p m e n t
and Innovati on R oadmap

Prepared by: Henry Roman (DST)
Occasion: EUREKA ACQUEAU “Water Beyond
Europe” South Africa Workshop
Date:

20 February 2014

Presentation Outline






The DST
National System of Innovation
Environmental Services and Technologies
Science & Technology for Water Security

www.dst.gov.za

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The DST

Presentation
www.dst.gov.za

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Department of Science and
Technology
• Vision
– To create a prosperous society that derives
enduring and equitable benefits from science
and technology.
• Mission
– To develop, coordinate and manage a National
System of Innovation (NSI) that will bring about
maximum human capital, sustainable economic
growth and improved quality of life for all.

Presentation
www.dst.gov.za

4

Environmental Services &
Technologies
Socio-Economic
Partnerships

Sector Innovation & Green
Economy

Corporate
Services
Technology Localisation
& GovScience and Technology
and Advanced
Manufacturing

for Social Impact

Research
Development
Science and Technology
Investment
& Innovation

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE:
SocioSector and Local
To identify, grow and sustain a portfolio of
Innovation
Economic
high-potential science, technology and
Partnership innovation capabilities for sustainable
development and the greening of society and
ICT and Service
the economy
International
Industries
Cooperation
Human
& Resources
Capital &
Environmental Services
Knowledge
and Technologies
Systems

Presentation
www.dst.gov.za

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The National System of
Innovation (NSI)

Presentation
www.dst.gov.za

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National System of Innovation

Basic
Research
idea
HEIs

Technical /
economic
feasibility

Commercial
production
/ diffusion

Industry

Presentation
www.dst.gov.za

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Global Change Grand Challenge

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Environmental Services and
Technologies

Presentation
www.dst.gov.za

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Green Economy

Green economy
is one of 10 jobs
drivers

By 2030, South Africa’s
transition to a low carbon,
resilient economy and just
society is well under way

Government,
business and labour

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DST response to the transition


Established the Environmental Services and

Technologies Unit in 2011


Waste Research, Development and Innovation

Roadmap


Water Research, Development and Innovation

Roadmap

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Waste RDI Roadmap
• South African Waste Research, Development
and Innovation Roadmap
– A 10 year plan to guide the investment in waste RDI
in SA

• The Roadmap will focus on – Product, process & organisational innovation
– Funding requirements
– Skills development

• www.wasteroadmap.co.za

Presentation
www.dst.gov.za

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Science and Technology for
Water Security

Presentation
www.dst.gov.za

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Science
70% urbanised

19% increase by
2050






More pressure on sewage treatment systems, water distribution networks and food
security
Increased pollution leading to water quality challenges
Contributors to poor water quality
– Mining: acidity and metals
– Urban development: salinity, nutrients and microbiological
– Industry: chemicals and toxins
– Agriculture: sediment, nutrients, agro-chemicals, and salinity through irrigation
return flows
Inefficient use of water resources
– Non-revenue water is 36.8% on average across the country (global average is
36.2%)
– Water losses estimated to be 25%
– Loss in revenue amounts to R7 billion per year
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Possible technological
interventions
• Improving water quality
– Impacts of mine water (Acid Rock Drainage)
• Salinity, acidity and metal content

– Urban development
• Improved WWTW
• Reduction of NRW

– Industry
• On-site treatment prior to discharge

– Agriculture
• More efficient irrigation methods
• Improved farming practice to reduce sediment run-off
• Less chemical intensive farming with similar or better
yields

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Water Research, Development
and Innovation Roadmap


Many technologies available ‘off the shelf’


Are they appropriate to the SA context?



Technologies in development phase require demonstration



Developing Decision Support Tools for Municipalities



DST in collaboration with the Water Research Commission
(WRC) will develop a Water Research, Development and
Innovation Roadmap to align with the strategic objectives of the

Department of Water Affairs (DWA)


Will include a component looking at skills development in the sector

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Water Technology Development
By 2025 South Africans will experience a more effective and responsive Water Sector due to a more streamlined water
technology innovation cycle that is able to bridge the divide between research and research products reaching the
market

Achieved by

Encouraging multi-sectoral
partnerships and
interactions between a broad
range of actors

Performing water technology
demonstrations to provide proof
of concept to the market

Playing an information brokering
role by being informed of national
and international developments
as well as offering strategic
advice around water technology
issues

Presentation
www.dst.gov.za

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Conclusion

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Smart Integrated resource
management
=
sustainable development

Presentation
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www.dst.gov.za

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Contact details
• Dr Henry Roman
Director: Environmental Services and Technologies
E-mail: henry.roman@dst.gov.za
• Ms Magamase Mange

Deputy Director: Environmental Technologies
E-mail: magamase.mange@dst.gov.za
• Ms Shanna Nienaber
Deputy Director: Environmental Services
E-mail: shanna.neinaber@dst.gov.za
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