Water as a Business Risk and Opportunity in light of Day Zero

The City of Cape Town recently announced that Day Zero has been pushed back to 9 July 2018.

If and when Day Zero does arrive, the people of Cape Town will face a disaster that has been described as 'bigger than 9/11'. Dr Anthony Turton, one of SA's most formidable water resource experts and panel update us on the current measures in place to try and avert Day Zero, the economic implications that will be felt nationally if the crisis is not adverted and possible solutions and opportunity that arise from crisis.


  • Dr Anthony Turton, environmental advisor and water resource expert;
  • ​Amit Lev, Trade and Investment Consul at Israel's Trade and Economic Mission; and 
  • Kevin James, Founder and CEO of GCX (previously Global Carbon Exchange)

Additional Info:

  • Registration: 17:45
  • Starts: 18:00
  • Ends: 19:30 (A light dinner will be served after the event).

Want to attend but can't afford to? email Nkawus@gibs.co.za for one of the limited free seats.

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  • Marius Oosthuizen

    ​Marius Oosthuizen is a member of faculty at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa. He teaches leadership, strategy and ethics, and heads up the Future of Business Project that uses strategic foresight methods to explore the future of South Africa, Africa and BRICS.


    Marius is a previous participant of the Oxford Scenarios Programme at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK. He holds a Masters in Strategic Foresight from Regent University, Virginia Beach, USA. He is currently writing a PhD proposal on Integrative Public Leadership, and completing a Masters in Applied Social and Political Ethics.


    Marius has worked with business leaders, policy makers and civil society activists using his expertise in stakeholder dialogue, scenario planning, strategic foresight and systems thinking to create future-orientated strategy. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Association of Professional Futurists and recent participant in the London-based School of International Futures, as well as a recent contributor to the European Strategy and Policy System, the foresight think tank of the European Parliament.


    In his capacity as a consultant, Marius has worked within the following sectors; IT, financial services, insurance, agriculture, manufacturing (chemicals), warehousing and logistics, oil and gas, international relations, social development, tourism, city and regional planning and mining engineering.

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