Workshop by COLLINS on water quality in small systems in Mozambique

On 19-20 November 2020, COLLINS Sistemas de Água Lda and the Mozambican Water Platform (PLAMA) organized a workshop on water quality in small systems. The seminar took place at the Afrin Hotel Conference Room in Maputo, Mozambique. The goal of the workshop was to bring together the key players of the water and sanitation sector in Mozambique and to open a debate stemming from the results obtained in project SMALL. The workshop was attended by about 40 representatives of local institutions - mostly members of PLAMA - including Water and Sanitation Infrastructures Administration (AIAS), the Water Regulatory Authority (AURA), the Fund for Investment and Assets of Water Supply (FIPAG) and Ministry of Health (MISAU).

In partnership with the Mozambican Water Platorm (PLAMA). 

The event was opened with welcome remarks by Eng. Sheila Carvalho, director general of PLAMA, and by Eng. Nelio Muiambo, general manager of COLLINS. It kicked-off with a presentation by Dr. Giuliana Ferrero, Associate Professor at IHE Delft and leader of project SMALL, where she illustrated the goal of the project, the consortium and main areas of work implemented in the past 4 years. Subsequently, Ms. Eugenia Nguluve of COLLINS presented the results of a study aimed at understanding the impact of operational strategies (chlorine dosing, number and duration of supply cycles, and first flush) on drinking water quality in the small system of Moamba. Dr. Olivia Pedro of the Center for Biotechnology of Eduardo Mondlane University (CB-UEM) presented the main results of the occurrence of pathogens in Moamba and Homoine. 

Read the full blogpost here

About the project

The project "Water Supply and Sanitation in Small Towns: the urban rural intersection" (SMALL), is an innovative and interdisciplinary research focuses on water and sanitation management in small towns of Sub-Saharan Africa. The research aims to assess existing models of water and sanitation provision by studying to what extent current infrastructural and management models reflect the specificities of small towns. 

This project by Dr. Giuliana Ferrero of IHE Delft, in partnership with Eduardo Mondlane University, Collins ltd, Administracao de Infraestruturas de Abastecimento de Agua e Saneamento (AIAS), National Water and Sewerage Corporation, and Makerere University. For more information on the project, visit their website.

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