Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
SustSan workshop: GWP CEE Sustainable Sanitation Programme by Darja Istenic
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

SustSan workshop: GWP CEE Sustainable Sanitation Programme by Darja Istenic

99
views

Published on

Published in: Environment, Technology

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
99
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
4
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. GWP CEE Sustainable Sanitation Programme Sustainable Sanitation Workshop 04 - 05 April 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia Darja Istenič, PhD Sustainable sanitation TF
  • 2. Sustainable Saniataion TF overview • Sanitation in CEE region – Lack of sanitation in small settlements - 30% of population lives in settlements with less than 2000 inhabitants (= 42 Mio people) - 9% of these are so far connected to WWTP - Pollution of surface and groundwater → drinking water → water related diseases - Lack of awareness, knowledge and application of good managerial and operational practices - According to EU Urban wastewater Directive, WWTP for settlements < 2000 PE are not obligatory - BUT countries are obliged to meet the goals of WFD – to achieve good status of waters
  • 3. Sustainable Saniataion TF overview • Problem of sanitation in small settlements has been recognized – The need for implementation and proper management of small scale sanitation systems – Adjustment of legislation – according to specific needs of the environment
  • 4. Sustainable Saniataion TF overview • Aims and scope of sustainable sanitation TF – To increase the knowledge on sanitation planning and possible WW treatment technologies – Overcome legal, institutional and financial barriers for implementation • How to do it – Trainings, workshops, promotion of existing and production of new literature, guidelines, web-sites, internet courses, cooperation with stakeholders etc. – Implementation of pilot projects • Trends – Promotion of natural wastewater treatment approaches as sustainable solutions – Taking into account specific geographical, social and economic conditions of individual country – Developing of new ideas and approaches on how to tackle the problem
  • 5. Sustainable Saniataion TF overview • 2007: Preparation of a book on Sustainable Sanitation in small and medium settlements in CEE – Translated into 11 national languages of CEE – Available online: GWP CEE website • 2008-2010: Promotion of the book at international conferences • 2010-2011: Attempts of organizing internet training course for country experts • 2011: An idea to prepare a technical guidebook on natural wastewater treatment systems in rural areas • 2011: Questionnaire on actual status on natural wastewater treatment in rural areas of CEE countries • 2012: Questionnaire study published (available online) • 2013: Promotion of the Questionnaire study at an international conference • 2013-2014: Completion of the guidebook Extensive technologies of wastewater treatment – Natural Ways of Wastewater treatment
  • 6. Results of the questionnaire study • Prevailing WW treatment in small settlements: – Septic tanks – Activated sludge systems – Natural treatment systems
  • 7. Legislation demands
  • 8. Activities in 2013 - 2014 • Completion of the guidebook „Extensive technologies of wastewater treatment – Natural Ways of Wastewater treatment“ - The book is published Czech and English language - It is peer reviewer by 2 reviewers – experts in natural and extensive treatment technologies - Foreword is written by prof. Jan Vymazal (Czech expert for constructed wetlands) - Now available on CDs for dissemination • Guidebook summary on 10 pages and translation into all languages of CEE - Planned but currently on hold - Promotion of the book
  • 9. Activities in 2013 - 2014 • Cooperation with WECF (UNECE – Protocol on water and health) - Policy paper on small scale water supply and sanitation in the pan European region (WHO/UNECE publication) - Target groups: decision makers on regional, national and local level; policy arena - Goal: to highlight the need for explicit programmes and policies to improve SSWSS; to stress the need for inter-institutional collaboration - Chapters: - Legislation; Organizational framework and partnership; Financial aspects; Standards; Networking; Education and qualifications; Awareness rising; Access to information and public participation; Water Safety Plan, Resource protection; Sanitation zoning; Surveillance; Reuse; Household treatment - Publication in the end of the year
  • 10. Activities in 2013 - 2014 • Preparation of project proposal - Initiative of GWPO - Global Water and Climate Programme (WCP) funds - Based on the outcomes of Questionnaire study on small scale wastewater treatment in CEE and work plans of sustainable sanitation TF - Project title: Awareness rising and capacity building on sustainable water supply and sanitation solutions for small settlements - Drinking water – wastewater cycle - Application was not successful - The topic was not suitable for WCP funds - Other calls to apply to
  • 11. Project proposal • Background - 30 % of the overall population lives in the settlements with less than 2000 (42 Mio people). Only around 9 % of these are so far connected to wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). - There is a lack of awareness, knowledge and application of good practices in sanitation planning and available wastewater treatment technologies. - The project aims at overcoming institutional and legislation barriers for sustainable SSWSS solutions and at wider application of natural WWTPs in CEE. - Water supply and sanitation have to be addressed and solved as one single issue (integrated approach) → sustainable water security.
  • 12. Project proposal – work packages • WP1: Increasing awareness and knowledge; capacity development – Activity 1.1: Training of trainers on sustainable SSWSS policy and planning • Tailored training course in order to provide knowledge foundation on sustainable SSWSS planning and policy preparation; • Target groups: experts from SustSan TF, national experts from government organizations; one or two trainers from each CEE country • Training in cooperation with seecon gmbh and selected GWP CEE SustSan experts (capacity building team) • 3 day training
  • 13. Project proposal – work packages – Activity 1.2: National workshops on sustainable SSWSS • To transfer gained knowledge from ToT to national/local level; transversal networking between different levels of stakeholders • Target group: national and local authorities, consulting companies from water supply and sanitation sector, research and development institutions • 2-day workshop in each CEE country for approximately 40 people – Activity 1.3: Translation of the guidebook „Extensive technologies of wastewater treatment“ into selected languages • Now it is prepared in Czech and English language • Ukrainian and Romanian were suggested • With translation to Ukrainian and Romanian, the book will reach stakeholders in two largest CEE countries with evident deficit of such literature.
  • 14. Project proposal – work packages • WP2: Overcoming institutional and legal barriers – Activity 2.1: Regional workshop on sustainable SSWSS in CEE region • To increase knowledge of policy makers on SSWSS, available solutions and needed steps for their application • Target groups: representatives of the Ministries and other governmental bodies from all CEE countries and trans-boundary organizations • 2-day workshop for approximately 40 people
  • 15. Project proposal – work packages • WP3: Demonstration Projects – Activity 3.1: Design and construction of two small scale natural WWTPs • According to the results of questionnaire study, it is suggested to implement one demonstration plant in Ukraine and second one in Romania, due to these countries have the least examples of natural WWTP. • Direct educational impact by learning by doing • WWTP for marginal groups (schools, hospitals, Roma settlements…) – Activity 3.2: Design and implementation of WSP development • Introduction of water safety plan approach • 2 pilot plants / demonstrations in two selected CEE countries for marginal groups – Activity 3.3: Promotion and follow up of the pilot plants • Excursions to pilot plants for schools, policy and decision makers, local communities • Promotion and communication through local media
  • 16. Project proposal – work packages • WP4: Dissemination – Activity 4.1: Preparation and promotion of the awareness rising brochure in all CEE languages • A summary of the guidebook on extensive technologies, presenting advantages of natural WWTP and their types; including good examples of legal, institutional and administrative solutions that enhance implementation of these systems • Promotion of IWRM ToolBox and WSP • Target group: decision makers at national and local level – Activity 4.2: Website and social media • Promotion of project activities and literature – Activity 4.3: Dissemination of project activities and results • Through fora, CWPs, GWP partners using different media (radio, TV, newspaper) • Leaflet, video
  • 17. Project proposal – work packages • WP5: Project management and governance – Activity 5.1: Project management • Project coordination and management • Project team will be appointed: project manager, steering committee, regional coordinator, communication officer and financial officer
  • 18. Project proposal • Timeframe – 3 year project • Budget – 0,7 Mio € • Organization – Organizations responsible for each task should be defined
  • 19. Discussion • Sustainable sanitation TF – Aims and scope – How to do it – Trends, highlights • Project proposal – Problems to be solved – Solutions to the problems – Goals
  • 20. Discussion: Project proposal – next steps • Adaptation/upgrade of the contents • Definition of organizations interested in application → formation of consortia • Identification of potential funding opportunities – Find a call – Adaptation of the contents to the needs of the call – Formation of appropriate consortia – …
  • 21. • WP1: Increasing awareness and knowledge; capacity development – Activity 1.1: Training of trainers on sustainable SSWSS policy and planning • Longer training? • Scopes and aims? • Target groups? – Activity 1.2: National workshops on sustainable SSWSS • Way of training • Target groups? – Activity 1.3: Translation of the guidebook „Extensive technologies of wastewater treatment“ into selected languages • Is it needed? • Which languages? – New activities? • …
  • 22. • WP2: Overcoming institutional and legal barriers – Activity 2.1: Regional workshop on sustainable SSWSS in CEE region • Type of meeting – conference, workshop, extend, internationally sound… • WP3: Demonstration Projects – Activity 3.1: Design and construction of two small scale natural WWTPs • Need to show innovative solutions • More pilot plants (different designs) – which technologies to show? • RTD component; nutrient and water cycling, reuse, WW as a resource… • Target countries and stakeholders – Activity 3.2: Design and implementation of WSP development • Target countries and stakeholders • The way of demonstration – Activity 3.3: Promotion and follow up of the pilot plants – Activity 5.1: Project management – New activities?
  • 23. • WP4: Dissemination – Activity 4.1: Preparation and promotion of the awareness rising brochure in all CEE languages – Activity 4.2: Website and social media • What contents do we want to promote? – Activity 4.3: Dissemination of project activities and results – New activities? • WP5: Project management and governance – Activity 5.1: Project management
  • 24. What else do we need to point out? • Sludge management and reuse • Water recycling and reuse • Promoting natural treatment systems • Common problems and goals of the region? • Preparation of guidelines for implementation of SSWSS
  • 25. Thank you for attention! • Prepared by Darja Istenič • darja@limnos.si