WOP: Vitens and Saigon Water Supply Company
The aim of this WOP is to improve drinking water supply by increasing availability and reducing climate change effects
GENERAL WOP INFORMATION
April 01, 2013 - April 01, 2017
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
Other supporting organizations
Other local operators:
- Tra Vinh Water Supply and Drainage Company (recipients)
- Soc Trang Water Supply Company (recipients)
Other supporting organizations:
- UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
- Can Tho University (and the Climate Change Research Institute which falls directly under this university)
- The People’s Committee of Soc Trang Province
- The People’s Committee of Tra Vinh Province
- Sustainable Water Fund (FDW)/ Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (43.8%)
- VEI (8.0%)
- UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (0.9%)
- Can Tho University (0.4%)
- Saigon Water Corporation (SAWACO) (23.1%)
- Soc Trang Water Supply Company (18.2%)
- Tra Vinh Water Supply and Drainage Company (5.6%)
Total cost of WOP ($)
THEMES AND OBJECTIVES
- Asset management
- Business planning and financial management
- Energy efficiency
- Non Revenue Water (NRW) management
- Public awareness and promotion of water services
- Water quality management
Please specify other theme(s)
Climate change adaptation by water companies (e.g. plans that deal with salinization) and moving away from groundwater use towards surface water as a source of raw water. In addition, industrial footprint reduction (industries using vast and unregulated quantities of groundwater).
This projects aims at increasing sustainable water supply to 130.000 people and specifically to 25.000 poor people. It also aims to contribute to economic development in the Mekong Delta. Specific objectives are the following:
1) Achieving climate change preparedness for water companies and in industry.
2) Achieving water supply financial sustainability through improving operational efficiency (non-revenue water reduction to supply 178.000 people).
3) Move away from ground water use towards surface water as a source of raw water by the construction of a new Water Treatment Plant which can at least supply 80.000 people.
4) Improve water supply to the urban poor by extension of the network and creating new household connections for 130.000 people including 25.000 poor people.
5) Reduction of the water footprint of industries in the Mekong Delta.
What types of activities were carried out to help develop operator capacity?
- Academic courses
- Classroom training
- On the job training
Describe WOPs activities
Academic courses focus on climate change.