WOP: Vitens and Saigon Water Supply Company

WOP: Vitens and Saigon Water Supply Company

Nursiwan, SENursiwan, SE   December 02, 2013  
 

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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?
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:
- 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

Financial partners:
- 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 ($)
13,400,000.00

THEMES AND OBJECTIVES

Themes
  • Asset management
  • Business planning and financial management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Non Revenue Water (NRW) management
  • Public awareness and promotion of water services
  • Water quality management
  • Other

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).

Objectives
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.

WOPS ACTIVITIES

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.

RESULTS