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Alternative funding model for water conservation. African Water Leakage Summit 7 September 2011, Midrand. Joint presenters. Thembi Mkhize Chief Director, Metsi -a- Lekoa water services unit, Emfuleni Local Municipality Andries Meyer Manager, Sustainable Water Sasol New Energy.

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Alternative funding model for water conservation

Alternative funding model for water conservation

African Water Leakage Summit

7 September 2011, Midrand


Joint presenters

Joint presenters

Thembi Mkhize Chief Director, Metsi-a-Lekoa water services unit, Emfuleni Local Municipality

Andries MeyerManager, Sustainable Water

Sasol New Energy


Presentation overview

Presentation overview

  • Vaal River system water availability & risks

  • Stakeholder interests

  • Vaal system analysis and water conservation targets

  • Emfuleni opportunity

  • Development partnership

  • Funding and implementation model

  • Governance structures


Southern african perspective

Southern African perspective


Integrated vaal river system

Integrated Vaal River system

Vaal system as part of Orange-Senqu


Integrated vaal river system1

Integrated Vaal River system

Return flow

To Crocodile

Eskom

290 mil.m3/a

Gauteng

Trichardstfontein

Sasol

Synfuels

90 mil.m3/a

Knoppiesfontein

Komati & Usutu

transfer schemes

Rand Water

1450 mil.m3/a

Return flow

To Vaal

ELM

Vlakfontein

Canal

VRESAP pipeline

Heyshope &

Zaaihoek

transfer schemes

Vaal Barrage

Vaal River

Vaal River

Vaal River

Grootdraai Dam

350 mil.m3

Vaal Dam

2600 mil.m3

LHWP

780 mil.m3/a

Katse Dam

1500 mil.m3

Tugela River

Tugela

transfer

scheme

Woodstock

Dam

Sterkfontein

Dam

2600 mil.m3

Sasol Infrachem,

Sasolburg

22 mil.m3/a

Mohale Dam

850 mil.m3

Polihali Dam

(430 mil.m3/a

future)


Main risks to vaal river system

Main risks to Vaal River system

  • Unlawful irrigation: estimated volume of 222 mil.m3/a abstracted unlawfully from Vaal system

  • Acid mine drainage (quality and quantity)

  • Municipal water losses estimated at 420 mil.m3/a


Vaal system analysis and water conservation targets

Vaal system analysis and water conservation targets

15 % WCWDM target


Vaal catchment stakeholder interests 1

Vaal catchment stakeholder interests (1)

  • Department of Water Affairs

    • “Half water losses by 2014” Pres. Jacob Zuma

    • 15% Municipal water conservation targets

  • Emfuleni Local Municipality (Metsi-a-Lekoa)

    • Water Service Authority in terms of Water Services Act

    • Responsible for provision of water services to consumers in Emfuleni municipal area

    • Committed to sustainable catchment management

  • Orange-Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM)

    • River basin organisation representing interests of Lesotho, RSA, Botswana & Namibia

    • Seek WCDM PPP model that can be replicated

    • In support of SADC objectives


Vaal catchment stakeholder interests 2

Vaal catchment stakeholder interests (2)

  • GIZ Transwater SADC

    • German Agency for International Cooperation involved in trans-boundary water management projects in SADC region

    • Supports people & societies in developing countries in shaping their own future and improving living conditions

  • Sasol

    • Fuel and chemicals production facilities dependant on water supply from Vaal River system

    • Committed to sustainable catchment water management as endorser of UNGC: CEO Water Mandate


Emfuleni local municipality

Emfuleni Local Municipality

  • Fourth largest municipality in Gauteng Province

  • Main city/town areas of Vereeniging , Vanderbijlpark and peri-urban townships of Sebokeng, Evaton, Sharpeville, Boipatong, Bophelong and Tshepiso

  • Covers an area of 987 km2

  • Total population of 658 422 (Stats SA 2001)

  • Current total population estimate of 1 200 000

  • 159 811 Formal stands

  • 2 849 km of water pipelines

  • 14 Potable water reservoirs


Emfuleni water conservation successes

Emfuleniwater conservation successes

  • Largest advanced pressure control installation in the world

  • Savings of R150m over 5 year period

  • Fully implemented customer care awareness programs (e.g. education and awareness campaigns)

  • Leak repair projects conducted in:

    • Bophelong

    • Ironside/Debonairpark

    • Beverly Hills

    • Sharpeville


Emfuleni municipality water balance

Emfuleni Municipality water balance

(1)Calculated at Rand Water bulk tariff of R4.59/m3


Emfuleni residential water losses

Emfuleni residential water losses

External plumbing

Internal plumbing

Lack of awareness

Consumer behaviour


Development partnership

Development partnership

Emfuleni & GIZ/Sasol

partnership agreement (MoU)

Sasol

(Private sector

partner)

Emfuleni LM

(Metsi-a-Lekoa)

Funding from ringfencedsavings

Seed funding

Reduced risk

Off-setting

Savings from reduced losses

Emfuleni

water

conservation

project

GIZ/Sasol

Development

partnership

Local economic activity

Community

Seed funding,

governance, auditing role

GIZ

Development funding


Funding model

Funding model


Implementation model

Implementation model

  • Principle of Implementing Agent acting within collaborative governance structures

  • Main focus on physical water loss reduction

  • Includes awareness and education program (behaviour change)

  • Selected priority areas (Sebokeng / Evaton wards)

  • Retrofitting and repair of leaking pipes, taps, toilets, valves

  • Local skills development. Seek alignment with DWA “War on Leaks”

  • Spend bulk of funding on local providers (plumbers, materials)

  • Responsibilities and skills transfer to Emfuleni

  • Excludes revenue enhancement initiatives (done by ELM)


Role of giz sasol as implementing agent

Role of GIZ/Sasol as Implementing Agent

  • Provide seed funding and in kind contributions

  • Project management

    • Managing Contractor

  • Sustainability initiatives

    • Facilitate community education and awareness

    • Facilitate training in line with DWA “War on Leaks”

    • Transfer of project skills and responsibilities to Emfuleni

  • Provide procurement, commercial and financial systems

  • Provide for financial and project results auditing


Project governance structures

Project governance structures

Project Steering Committee

  • Providing strategic direction and high level decision making.

  • Agree on key measures of success

  • Manage and prioritise allocation of funds

  • Set milestones for handovers to Municipality

  • Set criteria for enablement training of local labour

  • Monitoring and evaluation of project


Project governance structures1

Project governance structures

Community Stakeholder Committee

  • Enlist community representation – Community Liaison Officers

  • Facilitate and advise on community desires, needs and preferences

  • Advise on selection of local labour and service providers.

  • Facilitate access to the project areas (incl. private homes)

  • Monitor the communities’ perceptions of success

    Project Management Committee

  • Responsible for detailed Project Plan and Project Budget

  • Oversee administration, management and delivery of the project

  • Liaise with Community Stakeholder Committee regarding local issues


Development partnership questions

Development partnership - Questions?


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