AltWater
Enabling the assessment of alternative water supply systems to promote urban water security in the Global South

News

Guidance Document 2 now available
The second Guidance Document on future estimation of urban water supply and demand is now available for download from our Outputs page.

AltWater project presented at the Dresden Nexus Conference 2017
The AltWater project was presented to a wide audience at the Dresden Nexus Conference 2017 (www.dresden-nexus-conference.org/2017). The work was presented by Dr. Janez Susnik, and the talk generated a lively and interesting discussion. A PDF of the presentation can be downloaded here. For further information, please contact Dr. Susnik (information on the Contact page).

Leader City workshop in Maputo followed in the footsteps of Surabaya, and was a success
The second AltWater Leader City workshop in Maputo, Mozambique, was just as successful as the first workshop in Surabaya. 30 participants from a number of diverse local stakeholders including utilities, the Ministry and academia attended the two-and-a-half day event, which was well received and generated intense and useful discussions.

A full report on the workshop can be read here. In addition, workshop material can be viewed in the Outputs section of the website, and photos from the event can be viewed in the Photo Gallery.

Second Leader City workshop planned
Our first leader city training workshop will be held in Maputo, Mozambique, from 26-28 April 2017. Workshop contents will be posted soon, along with a report and the materials after the completion of the workshop.

Leader City workshop in Surabaya a success
The first AltWater Leader City workshop in Surabaya, Indonesia, was a great success. 33 participants from a number of local stakeholders attended the two-and-a-half day event, which was well received. Short study visits followed the main workshop, and collaboration with ITS was strengthened during a visit to ITS where a guest lecture was given and the IHE team met with the Rector of ITS. 

A full report on the workshop can be read here. In addition, workshop material can be viewed in the Outputs section of the website, and photos from the event can be viewed in the Photo Gallery.

First Leader City workshop planned
Our first leader city training workshop will be held in Surabaya, Indonesia, from 7-9 March 2017. Workshop contents will be posted soon, along with a report and the materials after the completion of the workshop.

AltWater Conference paper accepted
A paper outlining the AltWater project will be presented at the Dresden Nexus Conference in May 2017. Read the paper here.

Focus Discussion Group held in Surabaya
A stakeholder Focus Discussion Group, devoted to introducing AltWater to local stakeholders in the Surabaya area, was held in Surabaya on 19 January, 2017. ITS organised and hosted the event which was held at the Ibis Hotel, Surabaya. About 20 stakeholders attended the event, and included Gresik and Surabaya planning agencies, water companies and regulators, and a developers association. Topics included project introduction, and discussions on water supply programmes and water resources.

Photos from the event are in our Photo Gallery.

Inception workshop, July 2016
A successful project inception workshop was held in Maputo from 21-22 July 2016 at the VIP Grand Hotel in Maputo. More than thirty participants from Mozambique and Indonesia attended the event, along with two IHE staff members. The meeting was opened with a welcome by the Chairman of AdeM Mr. José Ferrete. There were presentations from the cities of Maputo, Beira, Surabaya, and Gresik describing their water supply system.  Dr. Janez Sušnik presented a detailed overview of the project, describing its deliverables, planning, milestones, etc. The event concluded with a round-table discussion among project partners discussing different aspects of the project and expectations of each of the partners.

The main outcomes from this workshop were:

  • All project partners and key stakeholders met face-to-face allowing for important project networking and confidence building;
  • IHE Delft staff learnt about the local contexts in which we will be operating.
  • Project partners understand the objectives and purpose of the project, along with what will be done during the project and when.
  • Questions, concerns and clarifications were all directly addressed.
  • A roadmap for the way forward was created as a timeline, and all parties are aware of this.

Photos from the event can be viewed in the Photo Gallery. A full report can also be read here.