WOP: Provincial Waterworks Authority Thailand (PWA) and Water Corporation
July 03, 2014
The Provincial Waterworks Authority of Thailand (PWA) seeks with this WOP practical tools and approaches to better understand the climate-change related impacts to their operations, to better achieve its goals of providing climate-resilient and safe water supply, addressing as well water quality constraints.
GENERAL WOP INFORMATION
December 05, 2014 - March 05, 2015
Was the code of conduct followed?
Did the operators sign a formal partnership agreement?
- New opportunities/challenges for employees
- Solidarity principles
PARTNERS AND THEIR INPUTS
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Type of support
Total cost of WOP ($)
THEMES AND OBJECTIVES
- Energy efficiency
- Non Revenue Water (NRW) management
- Waste water collection and treatment
- Water quality management
The overall objective of the intended WOP is to improve PWA’s operational efficiencies that contribute to its climate resilient operations by
(1) reducing NRW in Udon Thani through a water meter replacement program
(2) optimizing water treatment and distribution processes in Chiang Rai
(3) demonstrating innovative water treatment technologies for potential adoption in Rangsit. PWA will also scale-up the technical interventions shared by Water Corporation throughout its network of waterworks.
(4) Improve water quality management practices (high turbidity and manganese levels)
(5) Introduce energy efficiency management in water service provision
What types of activities were carried out to help develop operator capacity?
- Joint planning or work
- Online training
- Site visits
Describe WOPs activities
-Initiate partnership with high-level visit by PWA to Water Corporation
-Assess PWA operations by Water Corporation through a diagnostic visit to the three waterworks
-Finalize diagnostic report joint work plan outlining detailed activities, recommendations and initial investment requirements for Udon Thani and Chiang Rai
-Draft joint work plan based on diagnostic report and sign WOP agreement
-Implement joint work plan activities
-Replication events and discussion of WOP results
Describe the overall results
-Improved operational efficiencies to deliver water services for at least 15,000 households in Udon Thani and/or Chiang Rai and to contribute to climate resiliency.
-Key practical recommendations and materials (operating procedures) from Water Corporation to assist PWA in building its climate resiliency and improving operational efficiencies.
-Adoption of procedures and other applicable solutions by PWA to deliver safe water supply services and strengthen climate adaptive capacities.
-Cost-sharing by WOP partners to implement activities such as by PWA to fund necessary infrastructure improvements and by Water Corporation to provide necessary expertise/resources.
-Dissemination of good practices with other PWA waterworks
At the technical Level:
•Developed and adopted a new protocol for water quality management that addressed high turbidity and manganese levels
•Developed and implemented a water meter replacement program to address NRW management
•Introduced energy efficiency program to achieve energy efficient operations
•Trained a total of 100 PWA personnel on water quality management and energy efficiency
•Formed an Energy Efficiency Core Team to carry out provincial‐wide EE training
Which factors had a positive influence on the success of your WOP?
- Financing for WOPs
- Relationship of individuals
- Suitable partnership design
Which factors impeded the success of your WOP?