Workshop confirmed relevance of DWWT for Vietnam

Created on 22 May 2013 Print Email

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A workshop on Decentralized Wastewater Treatment (DWWT), carried out in Can Tho on May 8, 2013, confirmed many sanitation sector   stakeholders’ interest in on-site wastewater treatment. The room reserved for the workshop proved too small for the many people wishing to   attend! 

The 2-day workshop focussed on lessons learned and experiences with operation and maintenance issues, and high-lighted the many open issues  that still prevail in Vietnams sanitation sector. 

Speakers and representatives from many national and international institutions, such as Ministry of Construction, BORDA, EAST Vietnam, ADB, GIZ, JICA, industries and private manufacturers acknowledged that Vietnam has taken first steps to deal with the increasing amounts of   Workshop DWWT CT 2wastewater, generated in the many industrial zones and urban areas. However, general acceptance of DWWT among decision makers, technical standards and coordination with authorities are among the issues that  need to be improved as soon as possible in order to create a sustainable relief for the environment and improve public health conditions. It was  agreed that DWWT solutions might effectively supplement large-scale, centralised treatment as currently financed by international donors.  Financing obviously remains the main hurdle for getting the decentralised approach started.

The second workshop day focused on practical examples. In cooperation with the AKIZ-project, a number of both simple and also  high-technologytreatment solutions were visited. Workshop participants hence had the chance to see a wide range of decentralised applications  in practice, both in industrial and municipal settings.

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