Operation and Maintenance for safe drinking water Kirsten de Vette International Water Association Tuesday 2nd of November 2010
Overview • O&M challenges in the region • Objectives of the workshop • Agenda for today’s workshop
Operation and maintenance challenges of the region • Intermittent supplies • Rarely systemic quality monitoring • of ground and surface water is undertaken • Non Revenue Water • Lack of leakage detection • No replacement of pipes • Absence of accurate databases
Meanwhile South East Asia experiences • 604,000 deaths from diarrheal diseases in South East Asia 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004) • nonrevenue water (NRW) averages 30% of water production, but ranges from 4% to 65%, posing as a deterrent to the recovery of production costs. (ADB, 2006)
Objectives of the workshop • Support the development of a framework which can be used to improve operational monitoring by service providers • Identify research needs, knowledge gaps and capacity building needs in order to achieve this.
Agenda for today Session 1 Introduction to O+M issues related to water quality objectives 09.20 – 09.50 Operational and maintenance aspects of Water Safety Plans 09.50 – 10.20 Water quality monitoring aspects of Water Safety Plans 10.20 – 10.40 Break Session 2 Monitoring and institutional development to achieve safe drinking water 10.40 – 11.10 Improving system performance through the process of operational monitoring 11.10 – 11.40 Institutional development to achieve water quality improvements 11.40 – 12.30 Working group discussions 12.30 – 14.00 Lunch Session 3 OMN knowledge gaps and priorities for capacity building 14.00 – 14.40 Presentation from working groups 14.40 – 15.20 Plenary and facilitated discussion on knowledge gaps and priorities for capacity building 15.20 – 15.30 Workshop closure