Phyto Cappings for Landfills seminar

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Central Branch

Region: Midrand


IWMSA Members: R 100.00 (Excl. VAT)
IWMSA Non-Members: R 200.00 (Excl. VAT)

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Dr Melissa Salt 
Mr Albert van Zyl 

Cancellation policy for training and events:
Please note no refunds will be given within the two weeks preceding the course. Your options in the instance of a cancellation are:

  • you can send someone to attend in your place, or 
  • you can attend the next training

More information:

"Evapotranspiration Covers for Waste Disposal Facilities" seminar 

The IWMSA's Central Branch invites you to our afternoon seminar on Evapotranspiration Covers for Waste Disposal Facilities.

Capping requirements for waste disposal facilities are prescribed in the Minimum Requirements for Waste Disposal by Landfill developed by the Department of Water Affairs in 1998, while some new conventional systems are currently contemplated. These conventional capping systems may pose challenges in terms of construction and maintenance.

Alternative capping systems, the so-called phytocaps may pose some advantages and the Waste Management Association of Australia, together with others, have developed a guideline document for the usage of phytocaps in Australia. 

Dr Melissa Salt of Australia will share her experiences on phytocaps, while  Mr Albert van Zyl will talk about his research project on the development of alternative covers for coal discard dumps and backfilled open mined pits for South Africa.

The day's discussions will enlighten the attendees on Phyto cappings for landfills.

Seminar topics: 

  • Dr Melissa Salt of Tonkin Consulting (Australia) will be presenting on: Landfill Capping in Australia – eight years on from the Australian Alternative Cover Assessment Program.
  • Mr. Albert van Zyl of Terrasim Earth Technologies will be presenting on: Developing Technical Guidelines for the Design, Construction and Care and Maintenance of Soil Covers as Alternative Covers to limit Acid Rock Drainage Seepage from Coal Discard Dumps and Backfilled Pits.