The WWX WOP Kampala is a WOP between VEI and the NWSC in Uganda. It started in 2017 though the relationship between the two utilities dates back to 2011 with the implementation of the EU capacity development project in Northern Uganda. It is implemented in NWSC’s Kampala Water Area (KWA) with plans to replicate the methods, tools and practices developed and tested in Kampala in the other regions where NWSC is a service provider. The overall objective of the WOP is to strengthen NWSC in the sustainable delivery of cost-effective water services to a rapid growing urban population.
Specifically, the WOP is assisting NWSC to develop a comprehensive asset management system that enhances business continuity and supply reliability while optimizing the cost of acquisition and management of infrastructure. Key areas of focus include; improving asset management practices (data registration and analysis), establishing resilient water resources management, improving system performance (e.g. NRW reduction measures and initiatives) and maintenance programs and extending the energy saving programs.
The biggest Achievement of phase 1 of the project are:
Under phase 2 of WWX WOP Uganda, VEI and NWSC have agreed to the following objectives for the WOP: 1. Asset Management Information Systems; roll out and continues development of the functionality of Mapkit and Computerized Maintenance Management System and integration thereof with GIS, SCADA and IScala to support informed decision making based on business intelligence.
2. Non-Revenue Water Reduction: Support the implementation of the NRW-reduction strategy (technical losses) in Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area
3. Capacity building for NWSC in Ground water management and Energy reduction
4. Investment Mobilization for key infrastructure
5. Capacity development for the Ministry of Water: Supporting the Umbrella Authorities and other WWX WOP partners by sharing NWSC knowledge and expertise in peer to peer support missions, International seminars and participation in the Young Expert program
VEI and NWSC will adopt a peer-to-peer learning approach, in close cooperation with the appointed consultant, to support MWE with embedding the outputs of this consultancy such as the developed long term financing strategy and strategic plan, standard operating procedures and systems (for network, commercial, administrative, and financial management) in the Umbrella Authorities, SUM and WURD. This will increase the maturity levels of Umbrella Authorities. As part of this peer-to-peer support the maturity assessments of Umbrella Authorities will be conducted annually; using the Utilities of the Future (WB)-based maturity assessment framework that WWX uses in monitoring maturity level growth of prioritized working processes under the WOP.
For more information please contact:
Martin Nijsse, project manager in Uganda