Urbanising Deltas of the World – second call

by André

At the beginning of 2015 NWO launched a second call with the theme Urbanising Deltas of the World:

Urbanising Deltas of the World (UDW) has launched its second call for proposals, which aims to fund research & innovation projects that address business challenges in deltas in developing countries. Proposals could be submitted until 16 March 2015

In the first call we were one of seven selected projects with a Water Reuse project. This time around, we submitted a proposal around the concept of Integrated Managed Aquifer Recharge and as before we teamed up with amazing partners, including Unesco-IHE, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane FIPAG, ARA Sul, Dunea, Royal HaskoningDHV, Het Waterlaboratorium, AquaforAll, VitensEvides International, Elemental Water Makers and Deltares.

Given that our consortium passed the first approval phase, NWO asked us to organize a workshop involving relevant stakeholders and conducting a joint problem analysis. With this in mind, we are organizing a workshop in the city of Maputo on the 6th of July 2015. You can find more information about the workshop here.

Finally, if you are interested in participating in the workshop, do not hesitate to contact us by sending an email to a.marquesarsenio@tudelft.nl.


Using urine in smarter ways – an evening in Amsterdam

by André

I was invited by Mediamatic to give a presentation about the work that Odilia and Stefan did in 2014 with members of the agriculture cooperative “Força do Povo”, in the neighbourhood of Inhagóia B in Maputo. Odilia and Stefan investigated the health risk associated with irrigating crops with urine and that was the topic of their BSc thesis. Continue reading