Action C.10: Industrial Discharges – Enforcement Augmentation and Sustainability (IDEAS)
Concrete action
OBJECTIVE

The action focuses on the improvement of the Discharge Permit Unit (DPU) within the Water Services Corporation to obtain a clear picture of the industrial discharges and the build-up of the technical capacity.

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DESCRIPTION
  • The main focus of this action will involve the building-up of the technical capacity of the Discharge Permit Unit (DPU) within the Water Services Corporation, in terms of personnel, equipment, procedures and more in depth knowledge about the challenges faced by the sewer network. As a result of this action the WSC will obtain information on the areas within

  • the sewer network which have the lowest wastewater quality. This will enable the DPU to perform enforcement on the source areas contributing to the lowering of the quality. This targeted approach will allow DPU to concentrate more time and effort towards the areas which are more at risk, thus implementing a risk-based approach towards inspections and enforcement.

EXPECTED RESULTS
  • The action will be tackling the improvement in the enforcement capacity of the DPU due to an increase in manpower, investment in new equipment and also adoption of better enforcement practices. This will enable the DPU to be more effective when planning and performing its inspections. Additionally, from this project DPU will be able to obtain a clear picture of the areas within the sewer network which

  • have the lowest wastewater quality. This targeted approach will allow DPU to concentrate more time and effort towards the areas which are more at risk, thus implementing a risk-based approach towards inspections. The result of this action will increase the potential production capacity of New Water through the improvements brought about by better and more effective enforcement by the DPU.  

Take a look at the Deliverables for this action.

A Report on the numerical models of the mean sea level and coastal aquifer systems.

The training report on the use of groundwater numerical modelling systems