WOP: Vitens and Northern Umbrella for Water and Sanitation

WOP: Vitens and Northern Umbrella for Water and Sanitation

Nursiwan, SENursiwan, SE   December 03, 2013  
 

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This project aims to support local stakeholders, including 10 project towns

GENERAL WOP INFORMATION

April 01, 2012 - March 31, 2016
Was the code of conduct followed?
Yes link
Did the operators sign a formal partnership agreement?
Yes
Mentor motivations
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • New opportunities/challenges for employees
WOPs facilitator
Other

PARTNERS AND THEIR INPUTS

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

Other supporting organizations
Other local operators:
- Water Supply and Sewerage Board of Apac (recipient)
- Water Supply and Sewerage Board of Dokolo (recipient)
- Water Supply and Sewerage Board of Amolatar (recipient)
- Water Supply and Sewerage Board of Oyam (recipient)
- Water Supply and Sewerage Board of Adjumani (recipient)
- Water Supply and Sewerage Board of Moyo (recipient)
- Water Supply and Sewerage Board of Koboko (recipient)
- Water Supply and Sewerage Board of Kamdini (recipient)
- Water Supply and Sewerage Board of Nebbi (recipient)
- Water Supply and Sewerage Board of Pakwach (recipient)

Supporting organizations:
- Gesellschaft für Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
- Association of Private Operators (APWO)
- The Ministry of Water and Environment through its
- Directorate of Water and Sanitation Development Facility -North (WSDF-N)

Financial partners:
- ACP-EU Water Facility (65%)
- GIZ (16%)
- VEI (10%)
- National Water and Sewerage Corporation (2%)
- Ministry of Water and Environment (7%)
Total cost of WOP ($)
2,080,000.00

THEMES AND OBJECTIVES

Themes
  • Asset management
  • Billing and revenue collection
  • Business planning and financial management
  • Expanding services to low income households
  • Non Revenue Water (NRW) management

Objectives
The overall objective of the action is to contribute to better governance and management in the Ugandan water sector in small towns, and to sustainable development and maintenance of water infrastructure.
The specific objectives are:
1) To introduce accessible and reliable asset information systems for the selected 10 towns.
2) To develop capacity of local and regional organizations to ensure asset registration and asset management.
3) To share best practices introduced under the project with other small towns in Uganda through the Ministry of Water and Environment and other Water and Sanitation Development Facilities.
4) To revise the regulatory framework ensuring asset management in small towns.

WOPS ACTIVITIES

What types of activities were carried out to help develop operator capacity?
  • Classroom training
  • Joint planning or work
  • On the job training
  • Site visits

RESULTS

Describe the overall results
The project is still on-going. Initial result: Increased level of awareness on the importance of Asset Management.


Which factors impeded the success of your WOP?
Lack of financing for WOPs

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