A pre-conference workshop on Prepayment for water DSM will be presented ahead of Metering, Billing/CRM Africa 2008.

The workshop, which will be presented by Nico Singh, Etienne Hugo and Enoch Mudau from Johannesburg Water, will discuss prepayment as a solution for water DSM, coupled with recent technology advancements in water prepayment technology. Highlights in this workshop will include Johannesburg Water’s implementation strategy towards water demand management and metering as tool for demand side management. Operation Gcin’amanzi – progress and challenges and the development of the Johannesburg Water’s Prepayment Common Distribution System in Soweto will feature as a separate case study.

Metering, Billing/CRM Africa 2008 forms part of the 4th African Utility Week taking place in Cape Town, South Africa from May 20-23, 2008. Other co-located events include Generation Africa and Transmission & Distribution Africa, and a comprehensive exhibition will feature the latest technologies for Africa’s power sector.

For more information about the workshop, please contact Nico Loretz: nicolaas.loretz@spintelligent.com, Phone +27 21 700 3555, or visit www.african-utility-week.com