In January 2012 Dutch drinking water company Dunea and polder board Rhineland start a joint project in Mwanza, Tanzania. The European Union has granted one million euro.

New water installations
Mwanza is Tanzania's second largest city. The city is entirely dependent for its drinking water from Lake Victoria. The local water company Mwauwasa recently completed the construction of new drinking water and waste water treatment installations.

Technically the installations work good, but the knowledge and organizational level of the local authorities, the water company Mwauwasa and the Lake Victoria Basin Water office administrator local water (LVBWO), are a problem.

Transfer of knowledge
The new project focuses on a 'water partnership' for transferring expert knowledge from colleague to colleague. The knowledge transfer concerns the entire water cycle: catchment, treatment, distribution, customer service, sewage and resource management (water quality).

The projects runs for 5 years and will be carried out mainly by Dunea. Polder board Rhineland is responisble for delivering manuals for waste water treatment plant and for combating eutrophication of surface waters.

This press release was originally published on the website of the polder board Rhineland (in Dutch only).

More information
Voorburg, the Netherlands
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Mwanza Urban Water and Sewerage Authority
Mwanza, Tanzania
+255 28 2500547