Water reclamation

Starting date: February 2014
Duration: 5 years
Consortium members: Technical University of Delft, Unesco-IHE, UEM, Fipag, Vitens-Evides International, Royal HaskoningDHV, Waterschapsbedrijf Limburg, IRC – International Water and Sanitation Centre
Financer: This project is part of Research Programme “Urbanising Deltas of the World” funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


This project aims at solving the issues described for Maputo through the implementation of water reuse. Most of the work will be done by four of our PhD candidates. Celma and Noor will study the technical aspects of water reuse; while Celma will focus on the production of water for irrigation, Noor’s aim will be supplying industries with treated wastewater. For both candidates the objective will be designing systems to produce “water-fit-for-use”: adequate the level of treatment to the quality standards for a specific use. On the other hand, Adriano and Joaquim will study the social aspects of water reuse. Adriano will investigate the roles of Government organizations in wastewater treatment and their perceptions regarding water reuse. Joaquim will look into the current practices of wastewater management and water reclamation at a community level.

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