WOP: CINARA and FESAN
The aim of this partnership was to rehabilitate and improve the whole wastewater stabilization pond system in Maule
GENERAL WOP INFORMATION
May 01, 2010 - August 31, 2012
Was the code of conduct followed?
PARTNERS AND THEIR INPUTS
Other supporting organizations
The Government of Chile
THEMES AND OBJECTIVES
Please specify other theme(s)
The overall objective of this partnership was to rehabilitate and improve the whole wastewater stabilization pond system in Maule by implementing innovative technologies in the field of low-cost ecological sanitation, taking into consideration the whole integrated water cycle. The WOP focused on non-conventional technologies for wastewater treatment.
CINARA mentored FESAN and built their capacity in assessing various eco-sanitation alternatives and recommending the most viable technical solution for withstanding vulnerability to earthquakes. The WOP consisted of (a) assessing the damages caused by the quake, and (b) designing an action plan for system rehabilitation with appropriate low cost eco-sanitation solutions.
What types of activities were carried out to help develop operator capacity?
Describe WOPs activities
Capacity development in the field of eco-sanitation, delivered by the Instituto Cinara de la Universidad del Valle, Cali, CINARA, Colombia (May 2010).
Two exchange visits of FESAN and CINARA teams in 2010, leading to a technical diagnosis and an action plan for sanitation system rehabilitation.
Describe the overall results
Second Phase – Technical Design: Following the first phase WOP, the Government of Chile allocated 30,000 USD for a second phase WOP – in which FESAN became the mentor and Maule Cooperative Sanitation Operator became the mentee – to develop a final technical design to reconstruct its sanitation facilities with non-conventional technological solutions. This phase is still ongoing, expected to end in August 2012.
Third Phase – Implementation of rehabilitation plan: The Government of Chile already pledged to finance the rehabilitation of the sanitation system of Maule up to total amount of 200,000 USD for construction and rehabilitation works.
Which factors had a positive influence on the success of your WOP?
Accurate identification of capacity needs