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Durban, reducing water stress by reusing wastewater

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Area: 5888268 km2
Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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Countries: South Africa
Basins: Indian Ocean (160) (Berg/Breede)
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Stakeholder Participation (SDG 6.b)
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Domestic Wastewater
Progress to Date: 98% Percentage of water treated before discharge
Services Needed: Monitoring & evaluation
Desired Partner: Other
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 01, 2020  »  Ongoing
Project Website: ungc-production.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/attachments/cop_2...
Contextual Condition(s): None
Additional Benefits: None
Beneficiaries: None
Planning & Implementation Time: 1-3 years
Primary Funding Source: Corporate funding
Project Challenges: None
Project Source: CEO Water Mandate
Profile Completion: 87%

Project Overview

Veolia recycles 98% of the water produced by the eThekwini wastewater treatment plant south of Durban. The 47,500 m3 of wastewater treated daily (equivalent to 15 Olympic swimming pools) is used by local industries in their production processes. Recycling water for industrial use helps to reduce water abstraction in the environment and to concentrate fresh water resources on the production of drinking water for 220,000 inhabitants of the Durban agglomeration.
Basin and/or Contextual Conditions: None
Project Benefits: None
Indirect or Direct Beneficiaries: None
Months & Implementing: 1-3 years
Primary Funding Source: Corporate funding
Challenges: None

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Veolia group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. In 2022, with nearly 220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three … Learn More

Dominique Gatel
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