Sanitation surveys in Lima, Peru
As part of the World Bank project “Faecal Sludge Management: Diagnostic Tools and Guidelines for Service Delivery in Poor Urban Areas” AKUT was commissioned in May 2014 with the implementation of surveys related to faecal sludge management in Lima, Peru. These surveys are part of a worldwide investigation that takes place in five cities on four continents.
This involves conducting a household survey (720 households) and focus group discussions, collecting and analysing faecal sludge samples and undertaking and documenting transect walks and field observations.
The project runs until September 2014.
Promoting climate-friendly biogas technology in Brazil
Since October 2013 AKUT is active on behalf of GIZ in Brazil within the German Climate Technology Initiative (DKTI). The project takes place until September 2015 and promotes the energetic use of biogas in the wastewater sector.
The project supports the Brazilian energy planning authority EPE (Empresa de Pesquisa Energética) in the analysis of the biogas potential in Brazil, as well as in the identification of successful biogas business models for and barriers to the economic utilisation of anaerobe technologies, so that this information can be used for key stakeholders in the biogas sector. Throughout of the project four pilot and demonstration projects will be initiated.
Information on energy demand and gas potential of the systems is required in order to improve energy efficiency and the energetic use of biogas in sewage treatment plants. To determine the biogas potential and to develop proposals for future wastewater treatment projects a measurement campaign at ten selected wastewater treatment plants will be carried out.
Regional development scenarios for urban water management
AKUT has elaborated in the working group ZUSIE together with the engineering firm Prof. Dr. Sieker mbH, Hoppegarden and the Water Department of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Rostock an expert report on regional development scenarios about urban water management considering the conditions of demographic change in the state of Brandenburg.
Safe drinking water supply and sanitation are very important aspects of the general public services. With this study the administration, the municipalities and the public should be made aware of the possible consequences of demographic change. The consequences for the expenses, the financing and the organization of water supply and sanitation are to be developed as part of a process model.
The summary of this study from November 2013 is published on the website www.Leitbildsiedlungswasserbb.de.