WOP: SIAAP and INRH
November 19, 2013
The aim of this WOP is to revitalise the sewerage network
GENERAL WOP INFORMATION
November 19, 1997 -
Was the code of conduct followed?
Did the operators sign a formal partnership agreement?
- Corporate social responsibility
- New opportunities/challenges for employees
PARTNERS AND THEIR INPUTS
Total number of water operator professionals/staff involved in WOP (from all participating operators)
Percent at managerial level
Other supporting organizations
Association Cuba Coopération France
Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) and Centre d’enseignement et de Recherche Eau Ville Environnement (CEREVE),
THEMES AND OBJECTIVES
- Waste water collection and treatment
- Water quality management
Help cuban administration to project and organize
What types of activities were carried out to help develop operator capacity?
- Classroom training
- Joint planning or work
- On the job training
- Study tours
Describe WOPs activities
Cuban staff sent to SIAAP in France for study tour and training; studies done by the mentor and partners on sanitation challenges and context in la Havana, integrated as a basis for the development on a joint action plan, SIAAP experts sent to la Havana to work together with their Cuban counterparts in the implementation of the joint action plan; material and equipment purchased by SIAAP and given to the Cuban operator, including used equipment no longer used by SIAAP; specific hands-on training on how to use the acquired material and equipment. replacement of 3 'degrilleurs' in 2009-2010, with an hands-on training of 2 staff members on how to operate them. ENAST, the cuban laboratory, has received several pieces of lab equipment from SIAAP, including a spectrometer (ICP) for heavy metals detection. The lab has now became a national reference. Studies were undertaken on depollution of the Rio Almendares enabling the operator to review its priorities as this river contaminated the undegroung water in which the operator pumps most of its water to serve half of the population of the capital city. Another study was led by SIAAP on the rehabilitation and extension of the inftrastructure evacuation grey water into the sea. The training which were provided by SIAAP, either hands-on or classroom training in France were focused on: GIS, laboratory issues, operation of sewerage treatment plant etc. 2 sessions a year are organized on security of staff working on unhealthy environment and on challenges of sewerage treatment operations and a technician was trained specifically on the maintenance of the spectrometer. A feasibility study on the development of a sewerage network for the district Mario del Rosario in the city of Cottoro was done in collaboration with ENPC (Research laboratory CEREVE). In 2008, a series of violent storms and hurricanes devastated the region of Pinard del Rio, causing the flooding of septic tanks in the area. The INRH asked the assistance of SIAAP and the Cuba Cooperation France to purchase 28 septic tanks emptyer trucks. SIAAP contributed to the amount of 35,000 USD in 2009.