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 [...]

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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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NEW – Institutional capacity building approach to managing industrial water use

The ongoing water scarcity crisis poses a major threat to the economic stability of the industrial sector and Jordan as a whole.  The USAID Water Reuse and Environmental Conservation Programme ran from 2010-2015. Two of its four major tasks focused on institutional capacity building and pollution prevention for industry. The project team worked with the [...]

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NEW – Integrated water resource management in Agriculture

In 1988, under pressure from environmental and conservation groups, the government initiated a series of legislative changes in an attempt to restore the wetlands and better regulate aquifer withdrawal. Implementation has proved to be challenging, with local farmers in particular concerned that restrictions on abstraction would impact on their livelihood. The 2008 Upper Guardiana Basin [...]

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NEW – New water from fog catching

The project was delivered in the Bellavista community in Villa del Triunfo settlement after consideration of the geographical suitability of the location and the community eagerness to participate.

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NEW – Creation of ‘New Water’ from saline aquifer

Concurrently, the price of water in Melbourne rose from $0.91 per m3 in 2007 to $2.57 per m3 in 2015. The VRC responded to these events by seeking cost effective opportunities to reduce the Racecourse’s dependence on fresh water. VRC invested in a new borehole based desalination technology, extracting water from a brackish aquifer. This [...]

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NEW – Water Free Milk Powder Factory

The project achieved a reduction in water abstraction from the initial 2 000 m3 per day to 0 m3 per day by treating the condensate to a potable level and re-using it in the manufacturing process. Residual wastewater is treated and utilised for cooling and cleaning. The project was driven by the need to protect [...]

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NEW – Emergency Response to Drought Crisis

The company also launched an incentive discount scheme to reduce domestic water use. Overall, these actions reduced use in the Metropolitan area by 38%, amounting to 545 573 000 m3. The majority of investment required was provided by Sabesp with some loan financing provided by Federal Government and the World Bank.

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Water Use Reduction Strategy in the Food Sector

The project involved the implementation of a water use reduction strategy, which included actions such as an active monitoring of water use, engineering interventions to enable condensate reuse, retrofitting low flow plumbing fixtures, and active employee participation. At a cost of US$145,000, fully financed by Nestle, the strategy was successful in reducing the plant’s water [...]

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Water Reuse in the Textile Sector

To address the matter, the Indian High Court mandated zero liquid discharge from the textile industry. As a result of the decision, nine existing effluent treatment plants were upgraded with a combined reverse osmosis and thermal evaporation system, enabling 96% of the effluent to be treated and returned as freshwater.  At a cost of US$84,000,000, [...]

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