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NEW – Rustenburg Innovative Financing Arrangements

The water services provider, Rustenburg Municipality, was rated as the 3rd most distressed in South Africa and thus unable to raise the finance required to address the problems. To address this challenge, a joint initiative was undertaken between the mines and the municipality to establish a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) with a 22-year concession to [...]

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NEW – Active Supply Chain Management in the Textile Industry

As part of China’s 5 year plan launched in 2011, all of China’s textile manufacturers must cut energy and water use by 16% and 30% respectively by 2015 or face a penalty fine or closure. Yuyue is a supplier of the global furniture chain IKEA. Upon encouragement from IKEA, the factory joined the IFC China [...]

By |2016-02-06T11:47:16+00:00February 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NEW – Active Supply Chain Management in the Textile Industry

NEW – Effluent treatment and aquifer storage for agricultural use

The Shafdan Wastewater Treatment Facility is Israel’s largest wastewater treatment and reuse facility. The facility is located south of Tel Aviv, close to the coast and supplies approximately 140 000 000 m3 per year of reclaimed water to the Negev Desert in the south of Israel for agricultural use on 50 000 acres of irrigated [...]

By |2016-02-06T16:18:40+00:00February 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NEW – Effluent treatment and aquifer storage for agricultural use

NEW – Innovative public-private partnership to improve water quality and availability

A forward-thinking public-private partnership (PPP) deal between the Hindustan Zinc and the local government (Udaipur Municipal Corporation and Rajasthan State-Owned Urban Improvement Trust) was formed in May 2012 to develop the city`s first Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) which addressed both stakeholders objectives.

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NEW – Corporate water efficiency targets in the mining industry

WETT, forecasts the projected business-as-usual (BAU) water demand of individual operations and establish a register of cost effective water efficiency interventions. It then links the two to identify future performance targets. By the end of 2014, the WETT program had achieved the corporate water reduction target originally set for 2020 (a 13.9% reduction on projected [...]

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NEW – Reducing water use in fish and seafood processing

The Pakyurek seafood processing plant located in Adana primarily produces canned marinated anchovy. The groundwater aquifer, from which the plant is abstracting fresh water for its operations, has been recognised as extremely vulnerable to climate change. The company was selected to participate in the UN Joint Programme “MDG-F 1680 Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to [...]

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NEW – Zero liquid discharge and water reuse at a coal power plant

With annual precipitation of 1 000–1 500mm, Lake Taihu gets fair amount of rain but not enough to meet the growing demands of industries located on the lake (chemical, metal, printing, dying industries) and the rapidly growing population. Since the last major algae bloom in April 2007, licence to operate has only been given to [...]

By |2016-02-06T15:37:44+00:00February 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NEW – Zero liquid discharge and water reuse at a coal power plant

NEW – Public private partnership to address regional water issues

Activities have included raising of the Flag Boshielo Dam and the construction of the De Hoop dam together with associated delivery infrastructure. Half of the new infrastructure capacity is reserved for 800 000 domestic users, with the rest targeted towards economic growth. The initial phase of the intervention was completely funded by the mining sector [...]

By |2016-02-06T15:27:28+00:00February 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NEW – Public private partnership to address regional water issues

NEW – Adapting to Water Scarcity at Farm Level

Located on the Pacific coast in the Ica Valley desert, it has ideal, sunny weather conditions for growing crops all-year-round, but is impacted by water scarcity. With an annual rainfall of only 3mm per year, the main water source for the farm has been the underground aquifer. However, with agriculture farms booming and more farmers [...]

By |2016-02-06T15:19:13+00:00February 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NEW – Adapting to Water Scarcity at Farm Level

NEW – Community implemented aquifer recharge scheme

SamSamWater Foundation in collaboration with NGO Chamavita and the community in Kwemakame in Tanzania successfully implemented a small scale aquifer recharge scheme capturing the rainwater runoff from the rocky steep slopes of the local Usambara mountain range. The area suffers from reduced rate of infiltration due to deforestation, resulting in higher runoff from exposed bedrock [...]

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