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					International Erosion Control Association
Southern Africa Chapter (IECA-SA)
IECA-SA Annual National Conference
24 - 27 August 2009

Invitation
IECA-SA cordially invites
organisations and individuals to
attend the IECA-SA Annual
National Conference
in August 2009.



Theme
Synergism in erosion control

Venue
Dome Mountain Park/Thabela Thabeng, Vredefort Dome (near Parys)
North West Province

Date
24 - 27 August 2009
Arrival – Monday, 24 August 2009, from 14:00 pm
Departure – Thursday, 27 August 2009, 10:00 am


Key issues to be addressed at the conference
1 What is the status quo of soil erosion and sediment control in South Africa?
	 (Defining	SA’s	unique	problems)	
2		Government	policy,	programme	and	project	interventions	
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3			 ow	do	we	monitor	and	respond	to	South	Africa’s	unique	soil	erosion	problems?	
4		The	impact	of	new	technology	and	erosion	control	products	on	soil	conservation	
   and sediment control
5		The	latest	research	findings,	technology	transfer	and	adoption	of	best	practices
6		Projects,	case	studies	and	success	stories	pertaining	to	erosion	and	sediment	control
7 Quo vadis?

Who should attend?
There	are	currently	several	role-players	in	South	Africa	actively	promoting	the	benefits	of	soil	
conservation	and	working	towards	the	protection	of	soil	as	a	natural	resource.	These	role-players	
include,	amongst	others:

   •	   Non-governmental	and	community-based	organisations
   •	   National	government	
   •	   Provincial	government	
   •	   District	and	municipal	authorities
   •	   Academic	institutions	such	as	universities	and	universities	of	technology
   •	   Research	councils	and	research	institutions	
   •	   Organised	agriculture	and	forestry
   •	   Agricultural	organisations	and	co-operations
   •	   Conservation	bodies	and	landcare	groups	
   •	   Private	sector	service	providers,	e.g.	building/engineering	industry,	
   	    mining	industry,	forestry	companies,	etc.	
   •	   Land	users	and	soil	conservation	practitioners

Conference package – Cost
Conference packages are quoted per delegate for 3 nights

1				Accommodation	(Mountain	Chalets	and	Lodge	–	single	accommodation)	                             	       R1	500.00	
						Catering			     	     	     	     	     	    	      	   	      	                              		      			R750.00
						Registration	and	venue	fee	 	     	     	    	      	   	      	                              	       			R650.00
      Total for conference package (Single accommodation)                                                   R2 900.00

2				Accommodation	(Mountain	Chalets	and	Lodge	–	shared	accommodation)	                             	       			R750.00	
						Catering			     	     	     	    	     	    	      	    	     	                               	       			R750.00
						Registration	and	venue	fee	 	    	     	    	      	    	     	                               	       			R650.00
      Total for conference package (Shared accommodation)                                                   R2 100.00

3				Student	Accommodation	(Youth	Hostel)	    																																																																				R300.00	
						Catering			     	     	     	     	     	          	          	         	          	          				       			R750.00
						Registration	and	venue	fee	 	     	     	          	          	         	          	          	          			R650.00
      Total for conference package - Student/Youth Hostel                                                      R1 700.00


RSVP
Please RSVP by 15 July 2009

Contact	Samantha	Winson,	Natural	Bridge	Communications	for	a	conference	booking	form,	pay-
ment	information	and	any	other	relevant	information.	More	information	about	the	programme	will	
be	distributed	in	July.	

Tel:		(012)	460	7818
Fax:	(012)	460	7821
Email:	Samantha@naturalbridge.co.za

				
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