WISA Sustainability and Carbon Online Training

Thursday 16 September, 2021
8:30am – 4:30pm



About the event

To register for this course contact Anita Pillay at training@wisa.org.za. The course fee is R3500 (ex. VAT) per person.

The Big Picture

Sustainability is an often repeated and overused term but overlooked and when it comes to implementing into designs and changing behaviors to achieve lasting change. The course centers around understanding what aspects of sustainability are relevant to our industries and within our respective industries of water, construction and power sectors can proactively respond in order to reduce the impact of global warming through our own schemes, both personal and professional.

Course Delivery and Context

This course has been designed for live on-line e-classroom delivery via Zoom, for interactive learning, in order to increase the learner’s awareness in specialist subject matter areas. It is part of the wider training Programme for Water Professionals facilitated by Isle.

Who is this course for?

The course is designed to empower and provoke individuals to take action, based on scientific evidence, best practice and social impacts within their respective fields and organizations; in order to enable and support strategic and systemic sustainable thinking. To change behaviours and create sustainability champions and advocates, who have sufficient information, evidence and knowledge to converse, negotiate and contribute to positive changes within their environments.

It also recommended for all members involved within the wate community levels of staff from site operatives to site managers, to construction teams to senior managers, directors, design teams, quantity surveyors, engineers and consultant. Thus, ensuring disciplines have sufficient general awareness and understanding in order to question, converse or perhaps further explore the possibilities and advantages of utilising sustainable development concepts within their work streams.

Course Outcomes

This course sets the scene for all the courses to follow under Sustainability and Communication stream of learning and is a required pre-requisite. Commencing with a discussion to critique and differentiate between the often-interchanged terminology of “sustainability” vs “environment” and determining their respective definitions within the context of the science, regulations and the media. It will provide a base level of knowledge and understanding of the following sustainability concepts, which together form the broad themes of sustainability and sustainable development.

The following outcomes will be conveyed through interactivities, case studies, discussions and teaching.

• Ability to distinguish between tangible sustainable benefits offered by a company/product vs greenwashing.

• Conversational understanding of various aspects under the umbrella of sustainability and the ability to challenge their relevance/absence within a project.

• Ability to understand and undertake high level Sustainability Optioneering.

• Ability to reach a group consensus through strategic and systemic sustainable thinking.

Delegate Course Requirements and Expectations

Training Platform: Zoom. Please ensure that you are able to access Zoom ahead of time. We will be happy to help you test this prior to the course.

Equipment: Laptop, with audio and visual capabilities (webcam enabled), smart phone and pen and paper

Assumed knowledge: A basic understanding of the water sector is assumed, and satisfactory equivalent of English and Maths capability is required to proceed.

Differently abled learners: At present we are sadly unable to offer courses that are suited for those who are vision impaired or suffer from hearing loss. We are working towards improving our service.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD): The course syllabus will include a mandatory pre-reading list and optional post-reading. It will conclude with an online live test, and a Certificate of Attendance which can be used to claim ONE (1) CPD-points from WISA, SACNASP and ECSA will be awarded to successful learners.

Course fees and registration

Course fee is R3500 (ex. VAT) per person.

Discounts of 10% are available for WISA members and bona fide full time students, multiple course participation and group registrations (3 or more learners from the same organisation).

To register for this course contact Anita Pillay at training@wisa.org.za.

This course is open to all water professionals living and working in any of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries.

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