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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 Meyer Manager, 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
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 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

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
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