WATER AND SANITATION
THE 10TH IWA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WATER RECLAMATION AND REUSE, HARBIN, CHINA
ACSVI nominated Staff to participate in the 10th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse, Harbin, China held from July 5th – July 9th, 2015 at the Harbin University of Technology.
The opening ceremony and keynote speech chairs by Yu Tian &JorgDrewes and the opening ceremony conference chair by Yu Tian. The University President,Nanqi Ren, China, IWA President, HelmutKroiss, Austria, IWA WRSG Chair,Jorg E.Drewes, Germany, Governor, China.
The conference featured the following topics:
Water Reuse Management
- Government policies, water reuse planning and economics
- Risk management and regulations in water reuse
- Water reuse and its mitigate climate change impacts
- The role of water reuse for an integrated water resources management in China
Water Reuse Application
- Water and food irrigation (agricultural irrigation, landscape and recreation use)
- Urban reuse
- Industrial reuse
- New paradigms in potable reuse and groundwater replenishment
- Reuse in developing countries
Innovation in Water Reuse Technologies
- YWP – Water Reuse and reclamation research session
- Water and energy in water reuse
- Emerging technologies for water reuse
Three days were used in discussing the three topics in details and the last day was used for a 90 minute technical tour of the Taiping Municipal Waste Water Plant, located in Harbin, China.
WATER AND SANITATION PROJECTS
ACSVI has carried out Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) projects in Lagos, Rivers, Abia, Imo, Enugu, Ebonyi, Ondo and Ekiti States, holding 50 sessions on a mass sensitization campaign to educate rural dwellers on the dangers of drinking water from open wells and other unreliable sources, the dangers of defecating in open fields and the need to imbibe safe hygienic practices in the consumption of clean and safe drinking water and the use of hygienic sanitary facilities amongst others.It was observed in most of these communities that lack of funds has been a major challenge to them as the cost of accessing clean and safe water is a little expensive. ACSVI in collaboration with donors were able to help such communities in installing hand pumped boreholes. Other communities were however provided with emergency toilets that are below modern standards. A toilet constructed by ACSVI during an emergency sanitation programme.There is a need to replace this sanitary facility with a modern toilet in this community that is used by 56 families.