Water Demand Management Scheme

The action taken took the form of a comprehensive water demand management program with six goals in mind: reduce the high percentage of non-revenue water, reduce high static water pressures, reduce average daily demand, increase total revenue, provide constant and efficient service to consumers, and conserve water that was becoming increasingly scarce. At a project [...]

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Reducing Business Risk through Municipal Leakage Reduction

The intervention to improve conditions involves a public-private partnership between several key players (industry, local government and funding agencies), and their attempt to reduce water risks, stress and costs, while increasing water supply to the municipality. This requires a high of buy-in from stakeholders, education and capacity building, repairs and reinvestment of audited ring-fenced savings [...]

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Pressure Management in Municipalities

To tackle the problem, a pressure management system was installed to control the pressure of the incoming bulk water, allowing for a reduction of supplied water to Sebokeng and Evaton during off-peak periods with a consequent reduction in leakage. The project was constructed using labor-based methods and a high level of stakeholder consultation to ensure [...]

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Wastewater Reclamation to Meet Potable Water Demand

Part of a larger comprehensive program decades in the making to ensure water security for the city, direct potable water reuse in Windhoek actually started back in 1968. The scheme, in an effort to update and become more efficient, received an upgrade in 2002 in the form of a new plant designed to provide a [...]

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Leakage Reduction in Primary Schools

The significance of the project is in its simplicity and cost-effectiveness, if only because it can be easily replicated at thousands of other schools and public buildings leading to huge water savings. More significantly, much of the “wasted” water that was targeted by this type of project would otherwise be lost to evaporation and evapotranspiration [...]

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Metering of Non-Revenue Water

?In 2010 EMM launched, as a result of the significant gap, a campaign to consolidate multiple connections into single metered supplies. While the replacement of meters was the main feature of the project, other important components included identifying illegal connections and repairing leaks. The project ended up being the overall winner of the South African [...]

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Irrigation Scheduling in Grape Farming

In order to minimize water use Shelanu Farm, a small but highly intensive farm  using modern technology, optimized its water irrigation scheduling based on data automatically received from soil moisture (capacitance) probes and analysis using a sophisticated computerized monitoring and management system. Soils around the farm vary considerably and the automated system allows variable irrigation [...]

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Irrigation Optimization

Since there are no realistic opportunities for the introduction of lucrative cash crops, efforts have been directed towards getting the best results out of the crops traditionally grown such as maize, wheat, dry bean and lucerne through a combination of approaches. These include both the implementation of the latest equipment, effective irrigation systems, and the [...]

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Irrigation Management

The main crops that grow in the area - lucerne, potato, groundnut, maize, oats and barley - are difficult to grow profitably, hence the negative perception. Changes needed to be made, to ensure the financial survival of the farmers in the Upper Orange River Catchment through increased productivity as well as reduce the amount of [...]

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Improved Water Distribution Management

?The Water Use Association (WUA) in the Lower Vaal area manages the distribution of irrigation water to hundreds of farmers over 1,120km of ageing canals and 1,873 abstraction points. The process needed to make it more efficient required difficult institutional reform combined with critical self-examination of operation and management practices. Coupled with a lack of [...]

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