WOP: OSE & DMAE
The idea for the WOP between OSE and DMAE originated in a regional conference organized by OSE on the non-revenue water that took place in Montevideo in November 2011.
GENERAL WOP INFORMATION
November 01, 2011 - November 01, 2012
Was the code of conduct followed?
Did the operators sign a formal partnership agreement?
PARTNERS AND THEIR INPUTS
THEMES AND OBJECTIVES
Water quality management
The goal of the WOP has been to improve water quality to avoid further crisis by enhancing operational and technical capacity.
The WOP agreement that was signed outlines a number of objectives to achieve operational and technical efficiency but includes a broad range of social goals as well:
a) Exchange knowledge, information and conduct visits in the areas of metering in order to strengthen and compare work processes in both enterprises;
b) Technological development, training in and implementation of new technologies in the areas of water and sewerage treatment;
c) Send and/or exchange professionals and technical specialist in processes related to metering, production, distribution and management of water and sanitation services;
d) Transfer technology in order to improve and modernize service infrastructure;
e) Share information, build the capacity of workers, users and social organizations;
f) Exchange knowledge, conduct technical studies and make proposals to improve the enterprises in general (technical, operational capacity and administration);
g) Identify unmet needs in access to drinking water and sanitation;
h) Promote access to drinking water as a fundamental human right.
What types of activities were carried out to help develop operator capacity?
- On the job training
- Site visits
Describe WOPs activities
In June 2013, a site visit was financed by OSE for three of its engineers to see DMAE’s installations in Porto Alegre, Brazil to learn about an oxidation technology for drinking water treatment. As a direct result of the exchange, OSE is building a new treatment plant in Aguas Corrientes, Department of Canelones in Uruguay.
Which factors had a positive influence on the success of your WOP?
- Accurate identification of capacity needs
- Part of a national improvement process