Sanitation event in Maputo

by André

On the 8th of November, as part of the celebrations of the 130 years on the City of Maputo, the Municipality organized a public event about sanitation. The day included a presentation about the city-wide sanitation Masterplan and a field-trips throughout the city. Continue reading

Attending the International Conference on Urban Health

by André

This year I attended the International Conference on Urban Health that took place, late September, in Coimbra. For this conference, organized by ISUH, Universidade de Coimbra and Elsevier, I presented my work on Material Flow Analysis of water and nitrogen in Maputo which is based on Iana’s MSc thesis. Continue reading

Dynamic adaptive policy pathways approach for Maputo

by André and Jesper

Jesper characterized the challenges that Maputo faces using the framework of Dynamic Adaptive Pathways (DAPPS), which was developed by Marjolijn Haasnoot, a colleague at the Faculty of TPM here in Delft. You can read all about Jesper’s work in this entry. Continue reading

Updated publication list

by André

This update was long due. I’ve just added Jesper‘s (MSc), Nessia‘s (MSc), Stijn‘s (BSc) and Jelle‘s (BSc) thesis to the website. I’ve also added Noor‘s recent IWA’s poster. As always, if you wish to receive a copy of any of these documents, please send me an email.

Developing the institutional capacity in IWRM in the Zambezi Valley – Zamadzi project

by André

Great news! We are involved in a new project in Mozambique and that’s always very exciting! In the past few months we have been quite busy setting-up a NUFFIC-funded capacity building project in the Zambezi Valley. The project is entitled Zamadzi and is shared with several Mozambican and Dutch partners and aims at developing the capacity of local stakeholders in Integrated Water Resources Management. Continue reading

My thoughts on the first National Conference on Desalination

by André

Last week (25/04/2017) the Belgium Technical Cooperation and the National Directorate of Water Supply and Sanitation (DNAAS) organized the first national conference on desalination in Mozambique. The high-profile event took place at DNAAS, in Maputo, and was led by the National Director, Mr. Nilton Trindade. The morning was devoted to offer a general view of the situation regarding water resources in Mozambique, with desalination being presented as a potential solution; whereas in the afternoon four different companies pitched their technological offers for desalination and gave examples of previous projects throughout the world. I am now taking this opportunity to share some thoughts about the conference in general and about desalination in particular. Continue reading

Cholera outbreak in Maputo: the impact of insufficient sanitation services and limited access to drinking water

by André

By now you might have read that there’s an ongoing cholera outbreak in Maputo and in a couple other cities and regions in Mozambique – four in total. Continue reading

Technology for life: PhD honoris causa for Manuel Alvarinho

by André

We often hear that researchers are detached from reality and trapped in ivory towers. Well, to prove all this wrong, this year to celebrate its 175th anniversary, during the Dies Natalis, TU Delft granted a PhD honoris causa to Manuel Alvarinho of CRA for his groundbreaking work in the water and sanitation sector in Mozambique and we could not be happier. Continue reading

Mid-term review

by André

On the last week of November we met in Den Haag with NWO for the mid-term review and we have to say that the reviewers were quite positive. Continue reading

Defenses

by André

In the last few months we had three MSc defenses: Iana went first, the 19th of September, followed by Jay-el on the 23rd. More recently (30th of November) was the time for Nessia‘s MSc defense. They all did really well and you can grab a copy of the theses here.

Then, on the 24th of November both Celma and Noor defended their research proposals, with Adriano doing the same on the 29th. The three of them got a GO.

Congratulations everybody!