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Women Dominate the African Utility Week Industry Awards in Cape Town This Year Women are making an invaluable contribution to the power and water industries as reflected by the many ladies amongst the winners of the 2017 African Utility Week Industry Awards that were announced at the CTICC in Cape Town last week. Cape Town, South Africa, May 24, 2017 --( More than 750 top level power and water professionals attended the fourth edition of the African Utility Week Industry Awards gala dinner which honour pioneering utilities, projects and people in the energy and water industry on the continent. Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s personal assistant, Zelda la Grange, delivered an inspiring guest keynote address with charming anecdotes of working with and for the legendary anti-apartheid activist and politician. The complete list of winners of the African Utility Week Industry Awards: Lifetime achievement award: Winner: Helen Tarnoy, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Aldwych International Ltd, United Kingdom, an engineering company that has been involved in some of the most successful independent power projects on the African continent. “I first went to Africa in 1998 and I have never left; so I have almost 20 years of working in the independent power sector in Africa,” Helen said in a pre-recorded video acceptance speech. “I won’t say that it wasn’t a struggle in the beginning, it was. There was a lot of education to be done about how private companies could contribute to the economies of the countries in which they were working by providing sustainable power at an affordable price. That is still what we aim to do today. The difference today is that we are seeing more and more people coming into the market.” Outstanding Woman of the Year in Power/Water Winner: Rose Kaggwa, Director: Business and Scientific Services, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda “Women must aim to be the best they can be, because at the end of the day, the best multi-tasker is a woman,” Rose Kaggwa said after receiving her award, adding “in order for us to create change, when we say ‘water for all’ and we say ‘sanitation is a right’ it cannot be done without women. So women must rise up and begin to speak.” Outstanding Contribution Award: Power Winner: Charlotte Aubin-Kalaidjian, Founding Partner, GreenWish Partners, France, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire & Nigeria Young Energy Leader Winner: Fatima Oyiza Ademoh, Founder & CEO, Ajima Youth Empowerment Foundation, Nigeria Technology of the Year Winner: Solar Turtle, South Africa “What is really unique about Solar Turtle are the safety features for women working in high crime rate areas such as informal settlements, rural communities or war-torn countries of the world. That is what we are really hoping to achieve. Not just making examples for the next generation of women to follow, but doing it safely.” So said James van der Walt, CEO of Solar Turtle, who accepted the award at the gala dinner on Wednesday night. Deal of the Year Winner: 100MW Kathu Solar Park Project, Engie, South Africa Power Utility of the Year Winner: Ethiopian Electric Power, Ethiopia Outstanding contribution award: Water Winner: Philip Gichuki, Managing Director, Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company, Kenya Water Utility of the Year Winner: Lilongwe Water Board, Malawi Large Scale Renewable Energy Project (10MW+) Winner: Bokpoort CSP Power Plant, ACWA Power, ACWA POWER, South Africa Small-Scale Sustainable Energy Project (under 5MW) Winner: Stortemelk Hydro, Renewable Energy Holdings, South Africa For more information about the people, projects and companies that were winners this year, go to the event website. Industry support More than 170 entries were received for the African Utility Week Industry Awards. Huawei, the well-known global information and telecommunication giant, was the lead sponsor this year while other supporting partners were Aberdare, Eaton, Enel, ESI Africa, KPMG, Lucy Electric, SBS Tanks, Standard Bank, Steinmüller Africa. Leading water and energy platform African Utility Week is organised by Spintelligent, a multi-award-winning exhibition and conference producer across the continent in the infrastructure, real estate, energy, mining, agriculture and education sectors. Other well-known events by Spintelligent include Agritech Expo Tanzania, CBM-TEC, Kenya Mining Forum, Future Energy East Africa (formerly EAPIC), Future Energy Nigeria (formerly WAPIC), Future Energy Central Africa (formerly iPAD Cameroon), iPAD Nigeria Mining Forum, DRC Mining Week and EduWeek. Spintelligent is part of the UK-based Clarion Events Group. Cape Town, South Africa, May 24, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Women are making an invaluable contribution to the power and water industries as reflected by the many ladies amongst the winners of the 2017 African Utility Week Industry Awards that were announced at the CTICC in Cape Town last week. Three of the awards, namely Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Contribution to Power as well as Young Energy Leader Award, were won by women.More than 750 top level power and water professionals attended the fourth edition of the African Utility Week Industry Awards gala dinner which honour pioneering utilities, projects and people in the energy and water industry on the continent.Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s personal assistant, Zelda la Grange, delivered an inspiring guest keynote address with charming anecdotes of working with and for the legendary anti-apartheid activist and politician.The complete list of winners of the African Utility Week Industry Awards:Lifetime achievement award:Winner:Helen Tarnoy, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Aldwych International Ltd, United Kingdom, an engineering company that has been involved in some of the most successful independent power projects on the African continent.“I first went to Africa in 1998 and I have never left; so I have almost 20 years of working in the independent power sector in Africa,” Helen said in a pre-recorded video acceptance speech. “I won’t say that it wasn’t a struggle in the beginning, it was. There was a lot of education to be done about how private companies could contribute to the economies of the countries in which they were working by providing sustainable power at an affordable price. That is still what we aim to do today. The difference today is that we are seeing more and more people coming into the market.”Outstanding Woman of the Year in Power/WaterWinner:Rose Kaggwa, Director: Business and Scientific Services, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda“Women must aim to be the best they can be, because at the end of the day, the best multi-tasker is a woman,” Rose Kaggwa said after receiving her award, adding “in order for us to create change, when we say ‘water for all’ and we say ‘sanitation is a right’ it cannot be done without women. So women must rise up and begin to speak.”Outstanding Contribution Award: PowerWinner:Charlotte Aubin-Kalaidjian, Founding Partner, GreenWish Partners, France, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire & NigeriaYoung Energy LeaderWinner:Fatima Oyiza Ademoh, Founder & CEO, Ajima Youth Empowerment Foundation, NigeriaTechnology of the YearWinner:Solar Turtle, South Africa“What is really unique about Solar Turtle are the safety features for women working in high crime rate areas such as informal settlements, rural communities or war-torn countries of the world. That is what we are really hoping to achieve. Not just making examples for the next generation of women to follow, but doing it safely.” So said James van der Walt, CEO of Solar Turtle, who accepted the award at the gala dinner on Wednesday night.Deal of the YearWinner:100MW Kathu Solar Park Project, Engie, South AfricaPower Utility of the YearWinner:Ethiopian Electric Power, EthiopiaOutstanding contribution award: WaterWinner:Philip Gichuki, Managing Director, Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company, KenyaWater Utility of the YearWinner:Lilongwe Water Board, MalawiLarge Scale Renewable Energy Project (10MW+)Winner:Bokpoort CSP Power Plant, ACWA Power, ACWA POWER, South AfricaSmall-Scale Sustainable Energy Project (under 5MW)Winner:Stortemelk Hydro, Renewable Energy Holdings, South AfricaFor more information about the people, projects and companies that were winners this year, go to the event website.Industry supportMore than 170 entries were received for the African Utility Week Industry Awards. Huawei, the well-known global information and telecommunication giant, was the lead sponsor this year while other supporting partners were Aberdare, Eaton, Enel, ESI Africa, KPMG, Lucy Electric, SBS Tanks, Standard Bank, Steinmüller Africa.Leading water and energy platformAfrican Utility Week is organised by Spintelligent, a multi-award-winning exhibition and conference producer across the continent in the infrastructure, real estate, energy, mining, agriculture and education sectors. Other well-known events by Spintelligent include Agritech Expo Tanzania, CBM-TEC, Kenya Mining Forum, Future Energy East Africa (formerly EAPIC), Future Energy Nigeria (formerly WAPIC), Future Energy Central Africa (formerly iPAD Cameroon), iPAD Nigeria Mining Forum, DRC Mining Week and EduWeek. Spintelligent is part of the UK-based Clarion Events Group. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from African Utility Week


It’s Ladies First as African Utility Week Industry Awards Finalists Are Announced Cape Town, South Africa, May 03, 2017 --( Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s personal assistant, Zelda la Grange, is this year’s guest speaker at the awards. She currently serves as the Patron for the First for Women Foundation, is non-executive Director of the non-profit organisation Healing Hands and annually acts as a co-ordinator of Bikers for Mandela Day. The MC for the African Utility Week Industry Awards is Claire Mawisa, well-known media personality, broadcaster and Carte Blanche investigative journalist. Women are also well represented amongst the award finalists and this year four ladies grace the shortlist for the Lifetime Achievement Award. Huawei, the well-known global information and telecommunication giant, is the lead sponsor for the African Utility Week Industry Awards. List of finalists The fourth edition of the annual awards will once again honour pioneering utilities, projects and people in the energy and water industry on the continent. To reflect the evolution of the energy and water sectors, the following new categories are included this year: - Small-Scale Sustainable Energy Project (under 5MW) - Innovative Technology of the Year - Deal of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award - Azeb Asnake, Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Electric Power, Ethiopia - Barry MacColl, General Manager: Research, Testing & Development, Eskom, South Africa - Dale Robertson, President, Enerscan Consultants Ltd, Canada - Des Muller, Chairman, NIASA Supply Chain Development Sub-Committee, South Africa - H.E. Dr. Elham Mahmood Ahmed Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure & Energy, African Union Commission, Ethiopia - Fred Kabagambe-Kaliisa, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development, Uganda - Grania Rosette Rubomboras, Programme Officer: Power Projects, Nile Basin Initiative NELSAP, Rwanda/Uganda - Helen Tarnoy, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Aldwych International Ltd, United Kingdom - Oladele Amoda, Managing Director & CEO at Eko Electricity Distribution PLC, Nigeria - Wim Jonker Klunne, Programme Director: Energy & Environment Partnership Programme, Southern and East Africa Outstanding Contribution Award: Power - Akon, Founder, Akon Lighting Africa, Various Countries - Charlotte Aubin-Kalaidjian, Founding Partner, GreenWish Partners, France, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria - Hendrik Schloemann, Founder & CEO, Zonke Energy, South Africa - Lovemore Chilimanzi, Technical Director, Africa GreenCo, South Africa - Michael Gratwicke, Head of Energy, Rift Valley Energy, Tanzania & Zimbabwe - Sicelo Goodwill Xulu, Managing Director, City Power, South Africa Outstanding Contribution Award: Water - Chris Heymans, Senior Water & Sanitation Specialist, World Bank Water and Sanitation Programme, Kenya - Joyce Msiru, Chief Executive Officer, Moshi Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority, Tanzania - Philip Gichuki, Managing Director, Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company, Kenya - Silver Mugisha, Managing Director, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda - Yolandi Schoeman, Managing Director, Baoberry, South Africa Outstanding Woman of the Year: Power/Water - Agatha Nnaji, Managing Director, Geometric Power, Nigeria - Azeb Asnake, Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Electric Power, Ethiopia - Chantelle Abdul, Chief Executive Officer, MOJEC Meter Company & MOJEC Power, Nigeria - Eunice Ntobedzi, Innovator, EmPowered, Botswana - Rethabile Melamu, General Manager, Green Economy, South Africa - Rose Kaggwa, Director: Business and Scientific Services, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda - Sandisiwe Ncemane, Manager: Business Development - Energy Projects, Coega Development Corporation, South Africa - Subha Nagarajan, Managing Director, OPIC, Côte d'Ivoire More awards finalists appear on the event website for the following categories: - Young Energy Leader Award - Power Utility of the Year - Water Utility of the Year - Large Scale Renewable Energy Project - Small-Scale Sustainable Energy Project - Innovative Technology of the Year - Deal of the Year Leading water and energy platform African Utility Week takes place from 16-18 May 2017 at the CTICC in Cape Town, gathering over 7000 decision makers in the power and water sectors from more than 40 countries to source the latest solutions and meet over 300 suppliers. The expo will feature free to attend technical workshops and technology demonstrations. The event has won the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) award for the Best Trade Exhibition 6001-12000 sqm category. African Utility Week is organised by Spintelligent, a multi-award-winning exhibition and conference producer across the continent in the infrastructure, real estate, energy, mining, agriculture and education sectors. Other well-known events by Spintelligent include Agritech Expo Tanzania, CBM-TEC, Kenya Mining Forum, Future Energy East Africa (formerly EAPIC), Future Energy Nigeria (formerly WAPIC), Future Energy Central Africa (formerly iPAD Cameroon), iPAD Nigeria Mining Forum, DRC Mining Week and EduWeek. Spintelligent is part of the UK-based Clarion Events Group. Dates for African Utility Week: Conference and expo: 16-18 May 2017 Awards gala dinner: 17 May 2017 Site visits: 19 May 2017 Location: CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa Cape Town, South Africa, May 03, 2017 --( PR.com )-- This year’s African Utility Week Industry Awards in Cape Town on 17 May will have a distinctly feminine feel with an all women cast and a strong line-up of ladies among the finalists for the coveted awards for leading energy and water professionals.Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s personal assistant, Zelda la Grange, is this year’s guest speaker at the awards. She currently serves as the Patron for the First for Women Foundation, is non-executive Director of the non-profit organisation Healing Hands and annually acts as a co-ordinator of Bikers for Mandela Day.The MC for the African Utility Week Industry Awards is Claire Mawisa, well-known media personality, broadcaster and Carte Blanche investigative journalist.Women are also well represented amongst the award finalists and this year four ladies grace the shortlist for the Lifetime Achievement Award. Huawei, the well-known global information and telecommunication giant, is the lead sponsor for the African Utility Week Industry Awards.List of finalistsThe fourth edition of the annual awards will once again honour pioneering utilities, projects and people in the energy and water industry on the continent. To reflect the evolution of the energy and water sectors, the following new categories are included this year:- Small-Scale Sustainable Energy Project (under 5MW)- Innovative Technology of the Year- Deal of the YearLifetime Achievement Award- Azeb Asnake, Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Electric Power, Ethiopia- Barry MacColl, General Manager: Research, Testing & Development, Eskom, South Africa- Dale Robertson, President, Enerscan Consultants Ltd, Canada- Des Muller, Chairman, NIASA Supply Chain Development Sub-Committee, South Africa- H.E. Dr. Elham Mahmood Ahmed Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure & Energy, African Union Commission, Ethiopia- Fred Kabagambe-Kaliisa, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development, Uganda- Grania Rosette Rubomboras, Programme Officer: Power Projects, Nile Basin Initiative NELSAP, Rwanda/Uganda- Helen Tarnoy, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Aldwych International Ltd, United Kingdom- Oladele Amoda, Managing Director & CEO at Eko Electricity Distribution PLC, Nigeria- Wim Jonker Klunne, Programme Director: Energy & Environment Partnership Programme, Southern and East AfricaOutstanding Contribution Award: Power- Akon, Founder, Akon Lighting Africa, Various Countries- Charlotte Aubin-Kalaidjian, Founding Partner, GreenWish Partners, France, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria- Hendrik Schloemann, Founder & CEO, Zonke Energy, South Africa- Lovemore Chilimanzi, Technical Director, Africa GreenCo, South Africa- Michael Gratwicke, Head of Energy, Rift Valley Energy, Tanzania & Zimbabwe- Sicelo Goodwill Xulu, Managing Director, City Power, South AfricaOutstanding Contribution Award: Water- Chris Heymans, Senior Water & Sanitation Specialist, World Bank Water and Sanitation Programme, Kenya- Joyce Msiru, Chief Executive Officer, Moshi Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority, Tanzania- Philip Gichuki, Managing Director, Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company, Kenya- Silver Mugisha, Managing Director, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda- Yolandi Schoeman, Managing Director, Baoberry, South AfricaOutstanding Woman of the Year: Power/Water- Agatha Nnaji, Managing Director, Geometric Power, Nigeria- Azeb Asnake, Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Electric Power, Ethiopia- Chantelle Abdul, Chief Executive Officer, MOJEC Meter Company & MOJEC Power, Nigeria- Eunice Ntobedzi, Innovator, EmPowered, Botswana- Rethabile Melamu, General Manager, Green Economy, South Africa- Rose Kaggwa, Director: Business and Scientific Services, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda- Sandisiwe Ncemane, Manager: Business Development - Energy Projects, Coega Development Corporation, South Africa- Subha Nagarajan, Managing Director, OPIC, Côte d'IvoireMore awards finalists appear on the event website for the following categories:- Young Energy Leader Award- Power Utility of the Year- Water Utility of the Year- Large Scale Renewable Energy Project- Small-Scale Sustainable Energy Project- Innovative Technology of the Year- Deal of the YearLeading water and energy platformAfrican Utility Week takes place from 16-18 May 2017 at the CTICC in Cape Town, gathering over 7000 decision makers in the power and water sectors from more than 40 countries to source the latest solutions and meet over 300 suppliers. The expo will feature free to attend technical workshops and technology demonstrations. The event has won the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) award for the Best Trade Exhibition 6001-12000 sqm category.African Utility Week is organised by Spintelligent, a multi-award-winning exhibition and conference producer across the continent in the infrastructure, real estate, energy, mining, agriculture and education sectors. Other well-known events by Spintelligent include Agritech Expo Tanzania, CBM-TEC, Kenya Mining Forum, Future Energy East Africa (formerly EAPIC), Future Energy Nigeria (formerly WAPIC), Future Energy Central Africa (formerly iPAD Cameroon), iPAD Nigeria Mining Forum, DRC Mining Week and EduWeek. Spintelligent is part of the UK-based Clarion Events Group.Dates for African Utility Week:Conference and expo: 16-18 May 2017Awards gala dinner: 17 May 2017Site visits: 19 May 2017Location: CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from African Utility Week


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-SICA | Phase: ENV.2007.2.1.2.2. | Award Amount: 2.92M | Year: 2008

The overall objective of the WETwin project is to enhance the role of wetlands in basin-scale integrated water resources management, with the aim of improving the community service functions while conserving good ecological status. Strategies will be worked out for: utilizing the drinking water supply and sanitation potentials of wetlands for the benefit of people living in the basin, while maintaining (and improving as much as possible) the ecosystem functions adapting wetland management to changing environmental conditions integrating wetlands into river basin management improving stakeholder participation and capacity building with the aim of supporting sustainable wetland management. The project will work on twinned case study wetlands from Africa, South America and Europe. Management solutions will be worked out for these wetlands with the aim of supporting the achievement of the above objectives. Involvement of local stakeholders into the planning process will play a crucial role. Knowledge and experiences gained from these case studies will be summarized in general guidelines in order to support achieving project objectives on global scale. The project also aims at supporting the global exchange of expertise on wetland management. Stakeholder participation, capacity building and expertise exchange will be supported by a series of stakeholder and twinning workshops.


Mugisha S.,National Water and Sewerage Corporation | Mugisha S.,University of Florida
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineer | Year: 2014

Almost all water supply policy makers and managers in developing countries (and in some developed countries) are faced with enormous challenges of improving managerial efficiencies and productivity. Some managers have tended to judge improvements in water supply management based on partial performance indicators. The question is which of these partial indicators should be used to say, unequivocally, that the company is approaching best practice? In this study, an input stochastic frontier analysis distance function is utilised to compute an aggregate measure-technical efficiency (catch-up). Unbalanced panel data are used from 12-15 water utilities under the National Water and Sewerage Corporation of Uganda for the period 2000-2006. The study concludes that individual partial operating efficiency indicators may exhibit varied improvement and statistical consistency trends compared to performance-compatible technical efficiency trends for water infrastructure management. © ICE Publishing: All rights reserved.


Namaalwa S.,National Water and Sewerage Corporation | Van dam A.A.,UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education | Funk A.,Biologische Station GmbH | Ajie G.S.,UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education | And 2 more authors.
Environmental Science and Policy | Year: 2013

Namatala wetland near the town of Mbale in the Eastern region of Uganda is a papyrus wetland that is subject to conversion for agriculture (mainly rice farming) and pollution by wastewater. The main goal of this study was to analyze the ecosystem functions and services of Namatala wetland and their drivers of change, and to suggest directions for sustainable use. Data on climate, hydrology, water quality, population and land use were collected. Stakeholder workshops were organized at national and local levels to identify stakeholder interests in the wetland and conflicts. The institutional context for management of Namatala wetland was analyzed. A qualitative assessment of the ecosystem services was performed. All results were integrated into a DPSIR network showing the drivers of change, impact on ecosystem services and possible responses for management. Results show that the communities around Namatala wetland strongly depend on the wetland ecosystem for provisioning services. A spatial gradient in ecosystem services was observed. The upper, converted part of the wetland is more important for provisioning services while the lower, more intact wetland supports regulating and habitat ecosystem services. The institutional framework is complex due to the involvement of several ministries at the national level and several levels of decentralized, local government. Horizontal and vertical coordination of policy implementation is weak. There are diverging perceptions among stakeholders about the priority issues in wetland management. Resource users worry about water and land use conflicts, while local and national government agencies are more concerned about agricultural encroachment and biodiversity loss. There are also differences in interpretation of land ownership between the national wetland policy and local customary arrangements. For sustainable management of Namatala wetland, there is a need for more horizontal and vertical coordination in wetland policy implementation, application of sustainable agriculture and integrated water and nutrient management techniques, and continued monitoring, research and capacity building to support adaptive management. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.


Berg S.V.,University of Florida | Mugisha S.,National Water and Sewerage Corporation
Water Policy | Year: 2010

Water service to the urban poor presents challenges to political leaders, regulators and managers. We identify technology mixes of yard taps, public water points (with and without pre-paid meters) to meet alternative constraints, and reflecting populations served and investment requirements. Three investment scenarios have different implications for improving water access to over 400,000 citizens in Kampala. One component, pre-paid water meters, can promote social equity and institutional sustainability. If procedural justice is given as much weight as distributive justice in the selection of pro-poor programs, pre-paid meters (the ultimate cost recovery tool) can have a placein the investment plan. The study examines how public stand pipes (and a combination of other options) can meet both financial constraintsand social objectives. Financial considerations cannot be wished awaywhen seeking effective strategies for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. © IWA Publishing 2010.


Mutikanga H.E.,National Water and Sewerage Corporation
Journal - American Water Works Association | Year: 2014

The need for accurate measurement of water used by customers has led to technological advances in diverse types of water meter designs. However, the question of which meter is the best continues to trouble water utility managers. Until now, there have been no set guidelines for water meter selection. The traditional approach for selecting water meters has been based on initial meter error performance and price. Although this information is useful, it is inadequate for optimal meter selection because water meter performance is influenced by multiple factors in real-world operating conditions. This article proposes a methodological framework for residential water meter selection using an analytical hierarchy process (AHP) and performance/economic criteria. The application of the proposed procedure is illustrated using the Kampala water utility in Uganda as an example, in which the best meter for the water utility was the multijet type.


Mugisha S.,National Water and Sewerage Corporation
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineer | Year: 2013

Past studies have linked goal difficulty, participation and acceptability to goal commitment and performance outcomes. This study pinpoints another frequently forgotten but important issue - the impact on implied technical efficiencies of decision making units (DMUs) involved in the goal setting process. The data envelopment analysis (DEA) technique is used to derive targets and technical efficiencies of 19 sub-utilities of the Uganda National Water and Sewerage Corporation and the DEA targets are compared with negotiated targets. Technical efficiencies for the two scenarios are also contrasted. The results indicate that, even if a goal setting process has incorporated tenets of participation, acceptability and goal difficulty, it may not necessarily guarantee improved technical efficiency of all DMUs. © ICE Publishing: All rights reserved.


Mutikanga H.E.,National Water and Sewerage Corporation | Mutikanga H.E.,UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education | Mutikanga H.E.,Technical University of Delft | Sharma S.K.,UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management | Year: 2013

The water industry worldwide is facing challenges of water and revenue losses. To reduce these losses and improve efficiency of water distribution systems, tools and methods have been developed over the years. This paper reviews the current tools and methodologies applied to assess, monitor, and control losses in water distribution systems. The aim is to identify the tools and methods that have been applied, knowledge gaps, and future research needs. The review findings indicate that a number of water loss management tools and methods have been developed and applied. They vary from simple managerial tools such as performance indicators to highly sophisticated optimization methods such as evolutionary algorithms. However, their application to real-world water distribution systems has been found to be generally limited. Future research opportunities exist through close collaboration of research institutions and water service providers to close the gap between theory and applications. Although not exhaustive, this review could be a valuable reference resource for practitioners and researchers dealing with water loss management in water distribution systems. © 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers.


Mugisha S.,National Water and Sewerage Corporation | Brown A.,The World Bank
Water Policy | Year: 2010

There have been significant efforts in the last 15 years to improve performance in water supply and sewerage services (WSS) operations of most cities in Africa. This has called for a number of reforms. WSS utilities in the three East African capital cities have been among the list that has undertaken such reform. Consequently, a number of legislative, institutional and managerial reforms, all aimed at creating good enabling environments to drive performance, have been undertaken. This paper outlines some of these reforms in WSS operations of the three capital cities of Kampala, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. We present, amongst other things, the key reform drivers, reforms undertaken, achievements and underlying success factors. We conclude that there is need to synergise the use of incentives, strong leadership, managerial autonomy and accountability as important buttresses for successful reforms. In doing all this, political support and, indeed, support from other stakeholders is important. We also note that reforms need time, adequate stakeholder mapping and incorporation of significant local capacity development to be fully effective. © IWA Publishing 2010.

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