Visit of the Wastewater Treatment Pond in Oshakati and Ongwediva

The wastewater treatment ponds in Oshakati and Ongwediva were visited subsequent to the workshop.

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Sponsorship EGLV

Based on the initiative of Dr.-Ing. Emanuel Grün and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Cornel, Emschergenossenschaft and Lippeverband (EGLV) undertook a perennial sponsorship to support the wastewater plants in Outapi. EGLV seeks to support OTC in their sustainable operation of the existing (CuveWaters) and future (EPoNa) site through qualified personnel. Herman Neumbo (OTC), Prof. Dr. Susanne Lackner (IWAR) and Dr.-Ing. Emanuel Grün (EGLV) officially signed the agreement on April 26th, 2017 in the presence of the press and the notability of Outapi.

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The EPoNa factsheet is now available. Just in time for the kick-off event. It provides an overview with the depiction of the project, the Namibian and German partners as well as contact information. You can find the factsheet here.

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Just in time for the trade fair Wasser Berlin International EPoNa was presented in two water journals:

  • March Issue of WASSER und ABFALL. You can find it here.
  • WaterSolutions Issue 1/2017. You can find it here.

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Water reuse increases yields

Joint research project on wastewater for reuse examines a stabilisation pond system in Namibia

Darmstadt, 16 December 2016. What is a simple way to upgrade wastewater stabilisation pond systems in Africa so that the water can be reused for animal fodder production? Under the direction of Technische Universität Darmstadt, the joint project “EPoNa – upgrading wastewater ponds to generate irrigation water, using the Cuvelai-Etosha basin in Namibia as an example” has been researching into a comprehensive response to this question since the start of September. You can find the press release here.

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