WOP: PPCWD - K-Water

Guest   July 03, 2014  
 

wop asiaWaterLinks with USAID support through the Environmental Cooperation Asia project has facilitated this partnership between Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-Water), from South Korea, and Puerto Princesa City Water District (PPCWD) from Phillippines, aimed to help PPCWD to achieve the goals of improving operational efficiency in water supply and sewerage services in the area of Puerto Princesa City.

GENERAL WOP INFORMATION

June 04, 2013 - December 06, 2014
Was the code of conduct followed?
Yes link
Did the operators sign a formal partnership agreement?
Yes
Mentor motivations
Solidarity principles
WOPs facilitator
Waterlinks

PARTNERS AND THEIR INPUTS

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

    Type of support
    Funding

    Type of support
    Facilitation
Other supporting organizations
Environmental Cooperation – Asia
Total cost of WOP ($)
35,000.00

THEMES AND OBJECTIVES

Themes
Water quality management

Objectives
The principal objectives of the proposed WOP are to (1) build capacity of PPWD to ensure safe water quality provision and effectively meet the Philippine National Water Drinking Standards of 2010; (2) improve PPWDs water quality management/monitoring operations to address water quality constraints that will benefit at least 12,000 customers; and (3) promote replication of innovations introduced through the WOP for other Philippine water districts that has prioritized water quality management in coordination with the Philippine Association of Water Districts (PAWD) and WHO.

WOPS ACTIVITIES

What types of activities were carried out to help develop operator capacity?
  • Joint planning or work
  • Site visits

Describe WOPs activities
-Assess PPWD operations by K-water through a diagnostic visit and initial training on overview of water quality management
-Finalize diagnostic report joint work plan outlining detailed activities, recommendations and initial investment requirements
-Draft joint work plan based on diagnostic report and sign WOP agreement
-Implement joint work plan activities
-Replication events and discussion of WOP results

RESULTS

Describe the overall results
Expected Results
• Increased capacity of PPWD to manage water quality and ensure safe water provision for at least 12,000 customers in Puerto Princesa.
• Reduced complaints from consumers on water quality issues such as turbidity, color
• Adoption of procedures and other applicable solutions by PPWD to deliver safe water supply services.
• Cost-sharing by WOP partners to implement WOP activities such as by PPWD to fund necessary infrastructure improvements and by K-water to provide necessary expertise/resources.
• Dissemination of good practices with other water districts in the Philippines to promote replication with PAWFD and WHO coordination

Final results:
• Improved treatment plant operation resulting in increased production capacity by 20%
• Adoption of new protocols in Campo Uno WTP to address turbidity and improve water quality
• Info dissemination of the WOP to the local media and other local water districts
• Redrafting of PPWCD’s application for new water source
• Adoption of design, procedures and other applicable solutions by PPCWD as identified by K‐water
• Submitted a Proposal to KOICA for possible funding for the Water Supply Improvement Project for Montible and Lapu‐Lapu Sources
• Continued guidance from K‐Water to PPCWD despite end of the WOP

Which factors had a positive influence on the success of your WOP?
  • Leadership
  • Relationship of individuals

Attachments

  • File Description
    File Size
    File Type
    Downloads
  • Memorandum of Understanding
    1 MB
    0
  • WOP Puerto Princesa & KWater - Presentation Third Global WOPs Congress
    781 KB
    1