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Guidelines on using the web-enabled and supportive spreadsheet-based wastewater Risk Abatement Planning (W2RAP) tools
Expanded Title:When DWS introduced the need for development and implementation of water safety plans by all WSIs (through Blue Drop Certification), the Water Research Commission (WRC) saw the challenges faced by WSIs in developing water safety plans and therefore initiated projects to both develop a guideline document, spread-sheet and web-based tools to assist WSIs with Wastewater Risk Abatement Planning activities. In particular, during the WRC project that lead to the development of the aforementioned spread-sheet and web-based tools, the value and importance of the inclusion of a similar tool for wastewater aspects was highlighted by municipal officials and sector stakeholders. In a similar fashion, when the development and implementation of W2RAP became a requirement and similar difficulties were noted, WRC again funded development of a W2RAP guideline. The objective of this project was to develop a web-enabled and a spread-sheet based risk tool for the sector. The principles and approach outlined in the WRC developed W2RAP guideline document were used to produce the following outputs: 1. Wastewater Risk Abatement Plan Tool (web-based and supportive spread-sheet based tools, and allows development and tracking of a W2RAP and could include sections such as: (1) Formulate theW2RAP team, (2) Describe the system (collection, treatment, fate of effluent and sludge), (3) Assess/evaluate the wastewater system, (4) Hazard/risk assessment, (5) Identify control measures and associated corrective actions, responsibilities, timeframes, and costs (for subsequent W2RAP implementation). 2. Wastewater Risk Abatement Planning Status Checklist Tool (web-based and supportive spread-sheet based tools, and allows the user to determine status of W2RAP processes - i.e. Where are we? What have we completed? What must we still do?). Web-based reporting systems and automatically generated risk assessment reports offer cost saving, time saving, reliability advantages and the potential for enhanced management oversight. A key benefit of the approach is also the development of a national database of wastewater hazardous events, and therefore WSIs have access to a supported database where their peers and dedicated professionals share common experiences and challenges, resulting in a more appropriate, and therefore more widely accepted and used tool. In total, the following 5 outputs were produced: Web-based W2RAP Tool ; Web-based W2RAP Checklist Tool ; Spread-sheet based W2RAP Tool ; Spread-sheet based W2RAP Checklist Tool and Guideline Document
Date Published:01/01/2015
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Drinking water - Water treatment, R & D - Methodology
Document Keywords:Governance, Municipality, Policy and regulation, Water Quality
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Technical
WRC Report No:TT 622/14
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0623-0
Authors:De Souza P; Jack U; van der Merwe-Botha M
Project No:K5/2217
Organizations:Emanti Management (Pty) Ltd; Water Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Document Size:24 779 KB
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