Awards

2018

The Division also presents a number of awards on an annual basis for best articles in the Civil Engineering magazine and best journals in the SAICE Journals. The following individuals are the winners of the various categories and were presented with their awards at the breakfast lecture event held on 14 February 2018.

Best articles
2015 – Modelling of composite type variation of the Crump weir by A Maritz, P Wessels & F van Vuuren P36 – P45 (August 2015).

2016 – Design of a new permanent wharf at Rupert’s Bay, St Helena Island by W Donaldson & S Patel P27 – P34 (May 2016).

Best Journal papers

2015 – Vol 57 (1) March
Review of current methods for estimating areal reduction factors applied to South African design point rainfall and preliminary identification of new methods. JP J Pietersen, O J Gericke, J C Smithers & Y E Woyess. P16 – P30.

2016 – Vol 58 (1) March
Are estimates of catchment response time inconsistent as used in current flood hydrology practice in South Africa? O J Gericke & J C Smithers. P2 – P15.

 

2016

 

At the breakfast lecture held on 10 March 2016, the division presented a number of awards. Pictured here, back row from left: Dr Chris Herold – SAICE President 2016, Ross Mahaffey, Nandha Govender – guest speaker, Marco van Dijk – Chairperson SAICE Water Engineering Division. Front row from left: Ione Loots – award recipient, Debbie Besseling – SAICE Technical Divisional Administrator.

Ione Loots was awarded the Best Water Engineering Journal Paper for 2013 – 2014, for the entry entitled: Conduit-Hydropower potential in the City of Tshwane water distribution system: A discussion of potential application, financial and other benefits. Published in: Vol 56 (3) – 2014 October.

Ross Mahaffey was awarded the Best Water Engineering Journal Paper for 2013 – 2014, for the entry entitled: Review of pump suction reducer selection: Eccentric or concentric reducers. Published in: Vol 56 (3) – 2014 October.

Not present at the event:

Dr Quentin Shaw was awarded the Best Water Engineering Magazine Article for 2013, for the entry entitled: Constructing dams globally. Published in: Civil Engineering magazine – June 2013.

Masupha Letsie was awarded the Best Water Engineering Magazine Article for 2014, for the entry entitled: Physical modelling and design of a floating concrete breakwater in Richards Bay Harbour. Published in: Civil Engineering magazine – July 2014.

 

2015

Division of the year award – 2015

Eskom Expo for Young Scientists Awards – 2015

 

2013

Division of the year award – 2013

 

 2012

SAICE WED awards Eskom Young Scientists Expo 2012

At a function held by SAICE’s Water Engineering Division, Tara Schwulst, a primary school learner from East London, was presented with a Gold Medal in the Special Category of Water Engineering for her project Every Drop Counts, exhibited at the 2012 Expo for Young Scientists. She tested Every Drop Counts, a game to improve learners’ knowledge of water in four different schools, resulting in a very positive outcome
Cameron Lovemore of Grey Junior School (Port Elizabeth) was awarded a silver medal in the Special Category of Water Engineering, for his project entitled:  Tidal Current Energy at the 2012 Expo for Young Scientists.
Mericia Els and Miné van der Walt of Hoërskool Waterkloof were awarded a bronze medal in the Special Category of Water Engineering, for their project entitled: The effect of estrogen in water on reproduction at the 2012 Expo for Young Scientists.

Michaela Steele of Egerton Primary School (Ladysmith) was awarded a bronze medal in the Special Category of Water Engineering, for her project entitled:  Acid Mine Drainage: There is a Solution at the 2012 Expo for Young Scientists.
Ayanda Tsitsa of Byletts Combined School (East London) was awarded a bronze medal in the Special Category of Water Engineering, for his project entitled: Evolution of water access and usage at the 2012 Expo for Young Scientists.

 

 

2011

SAICE’s Water Engineering Division Chairman’s awards – 2011

The Water Engineering Division is pleased to announce the following awards for best paper in the SAICE journal and best article in the SAICE magazine.

The Water Engineering Division Best Paper Award 2010:

Jan Nortje, Vol 52 No 2, 2010. Estimation of extreme flood peaks by selective statistical analyses of relevant flood peak data within similar hydrological regions.

The Water Engineering Division Best Article Award 2010:

Chris Seddon, July 2010. The cause of failure of the Massingir Dam Bottom Outlet Works – lessons to be learned for designers of reinforced concrete pressure conduits or penstocks.

Click here to view the article in SAICE magazine