WOP: KIWASCO-NWSC and MUWSSA

WOP: KIWASCO-NWSC and MUWSSA

N.I. WickramasingheN.I. Wickramasinghe   October 01, 2013  
 

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The aim of this WOP id the implementation of Water Safety Plans (WSPs)

GENERAL WOP INFORMATION

December 04, 2012 - July 09, 2014
Was the code of conduct followed?
Yes link
Did the operators sign a formal partnership agreement?
Yes
WOPs facilitator
Other

PARTNERS AND THEIR INPUTS

Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company - Mentor and recipient

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

Other supporting organizations
United States - Environmental Protection Agency

THEMES AND OBJECTIVES

Themes
Water quality management

Objectives
1. To produce a fully-developed WSP for each partner that will include an upgrade / improvement plan.

2. To realise the involvement of the 3 utilities in issues of the Lake Victoria catchment through decision making in as far as management and activities within the catchment go.

WOPS ACTIVITIES

What types of activities were carried out to help develop operator capacity?
  • Academic courses
  • Joint planning or work
  • Site visits

Describe WOPs activities
Staff nominated by the respective partner utilities were facilitated by the IWA to attend the ‘Water Safety Plans as Effective Water Quality Management Tools for Utilities’ training in order to build the utilities' capacity in developing and implementing the WSPs.

Site visits are also carried out on a routine basis, hosted by each respective utility. During the site visit, the entire water production and supply system of the respective utility is visited after which visiting staff join host staff to critique their WSP document in order to improve its quality as per what has been observed in the field. During these visits, planning and other related discussions are carried out.

RESULTS

Describe the overall results
The development of the WSP documents is yet to be completed and implementation of activities is just beginning. It is therefore early to post results.

Which factors had a positive influence on the success of your WOP?
  • Appropriate partner selection
  • Contractual requirements
  • Financing for WOPs
  • Leadership
  • Participation of external actors
  • Relationship of individuals
  • Training

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