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Valerie Naidoo 
The new web-enabled and supportive spreadsheet-based wastewater risk abatement planning

At the WISA Biennial Conference in Nelspruit, the Water Research Commission (WRC) in collaboration with Emanti Management will be presenting a paper during Session 17 on 28 May 2014,   The presentation will be made by Phillip de Souza while the session is facilitated by Marlene van der Merwe Botha. The title of the paper “Development of Water Research Commission web enabled and supportive spreadsheet-based wastewater risk abatement planning”.

When Department of Water Affairs (DWA) introduced the need for development and implementation of Wastewater Risk Abatement Plans (W2RAPs) (through Green Drop Certification), the WRC saw the challenges faced by Water services Institutions (WSIs) in developing W2RAPs and therefore initiated projects to both develop a guideline document and tools (spreadsheet and web-based) to assist WSIs with these activities. This workshop will focus on the newly developed spreadsheet- and web-based tools that can be used by the sector to assist with development and implementation of W2RAPs. The tools have been developed using available literature and project team experience, and adapting these to South African conditions, thereby also being adaptable for the use in middle-to-low income countries in Africa and elsewhere. The project gives strong emphasis to promotion of discussion regarding developments, findings and experiences. To ensure that user needs are met, a workshop is required with the target users.


The target audience is mostly WSIs (local and district municipalities, but also applicable to metros), consultants who assist WSIs with W2RAPs development and implementation, DWA Green Drop Inspectors and other Government departments (e.g. CoGTA), SALGA, etc). Municipal officials, consultants and DWA officials will therefore be trained in the use of the WRC W2RAP tools through the envisioned workshop.

 Contact:  Dr Valerie Naidoo by email: Valerien@wrc.org.za or tel:012 330 9006

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