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  • E-CAP: Rural Component

    Posted on Aug 14, 2011

    <p><b>Dry sanitation for rural communities</b><br> The rural component of the E-CAP project is in the process of piloting dry sanitation systems at selected farms on Odendaal farms in the Hardap region. The specific locations where dry sanitation systems are piloted are: Grundorn South, Nico Noord, Laurensia, Laurensia Pos, Doringdraai and Nico.</p> <p>Based on consultations with various stakeholders, including representatives from Directorate of Water Supply and Sanitation Coordination (DWSSC) and users of existing dry sanitation systems, the Otji-toilet, a locally manufactured dry sanitation system, was selected...</p></p>

  • Food for thought schedule

    Posted on Aug 14, 2011

    <p><strong>Food for Thought schedule for May – June 2011</strong></p> <table width="100%"><tbody><tr><td width="30%"><strong>Sikhu Ncube</strong></td> <td width="50%">The interactions of the flow regime and the terrestrial ecology of the Mana Floodplains in the Middle Zambezi River Basin (MSc thesis)</td> <td width="20%">16 August 2011</td> </tr><tr><td width="30%"><strong>MOHSS</strong></td> <td width="50%">Sanitation with emphasis on health and hygiene</td> <td width="20%">19 August 2011</td> </tr><tr><td width="30%"><strong>Dr. Andreas Wienecke</strong></td> <td width="50%">Possibel uses of wast from dry sanitation</td> <td width="20%">22 August 2011</td> </tr><tr><td width="30%"><strong>Wolfgang Schenck</strong></td> <td width="50%">Briefly introducing the Recycle Namibia Forum, successes to date, obstacles encountered, and things to tackle for the way forward</td> <td width="20%">2 September 2011</td> </tr></tbody></table> <p>Please note that these two Food for Thought seminars are given in the DRFN’s boar...</p>

  • E-CAP vacuum sewer workshop

    Posted on Aug 12, 2011

    <p><strong>The 11th of August the E-CAP project organized a vacuum sewer workshop, held in Gibeon, Hardap Region</strong>. The meeting was attended by 45 people including representatives of six Village and Town Councils, Engineers and Contractors, relevant Decision Makers and members of the Performance Support Teams (PST).</p> <p>The objectives of the meeting were:<br> – To workshop the results of the Performance Support Team process<br> – To enhance understanding of water supply, waste water management<br> – To involve stakeholders to directly handle challenges of the vacuum sewer sysystems<br> – To involve engineers, operators and de...</br></br></br></br></p>

  • Education for San Communities

    Posted on Aug 11, 2011

    <p><strong>Integrated Approach to Education for San Communities in Ohangwena Region</strong></p> <p>The 9th of August 2011 a stakeholders’ meeting took place in Eenhana, sharing experiences and ideas about the “Integrated Approach to Education for San Communities in Ohangwena Region”. Before the meeting NGOs and Government agencies that support Early Childhood Development made a field trip to familiarize themselves to the San Resettlement Projects and Early Childhood Development centers in Ouholamo, Omanatadiva, Eendobe, Oshanashiwa and Ekoka.</p> <p>The stakeholder meeting was held to deliberate on commitments and roles of th...</p>

  • CuveWaters SEIA

    Posted on Aug 02, 2011

    <p><strong>Socio-Ecological Impact Assessment of CuveWaters technologies</strong></p> <p>DRFN is carrying out a Socio-Ecological Impact Assessment (SEIA) of technologies piloted by the CuveWaters project. Between 28 – 31 July visits were made to the CuveWaters desalination plants in Akusima and Amarika in Omusati region, and the rainwater harvesting and ground storage installations in Epyeshona, located in Oshana region. The purpose of the visit was to take a closer look at the ecological foot print of the desalination and rainwater harvesting technologies, and to determine if the technologies resulted in any land use c...</p>

  • 2nd LISUP/WATSAN newsletter

    Posted on Jun 22, 2011

    <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Lisup_newsletter.jpg" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c903761bc11.jpg" border="0" alt="Lisup newsletter" width="600" height="92"></p> <p>The SECOND Edition of the newsletter for the Livelihood Support Program to the Resettlement Farms of Skoonheid, Drimiopsis, Donkerbos and Sonneblom can now be downloaded from this site. The <strong>LISUP and WATSAN Newsletter</strong> intends to share progress made and inform you of the projects planned activities. The LISUP and WATSAN programmes in the Omaheke Region are implemented by the DRFN and FCEAR – HABITAFRICA.</p> <p>Please <a href="">click here</a> to read the newsletter.</p></p>

  • CuveWaters livelihoods improvement

    Posted on May 26, 2011

    <p>On 11th March 2011 a half day workshop was held in Uuvudhiya Constituency in Omusati region. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss sub-surface water storage in Iipopo village. The aims were:<br> • To provide information and discuss site selection for where the sub surface tanks will be constructed.<br> • To present and explain the function of the sub surface water storage reservoir to the participants.<br> • To identify the building team to help with the construction process.<br> • To inform about the time frame of the construction</p> <p>The <a href="">CuveWaters project</a> has the main objective of improving people’s ...</p></br></br></br></p>

  • E-CAP: Performance support team in Kalkrand

    Posted on May 26, 2011

    <p>In April the E-CAP team visited Kalkrand Village Council. The purpose was to pilot the Performance Support Team (PST) approach based on the recommendations of the Namibian Integrated Water Resource Management Plan (IWRMP).</p> <p>The aim of the visit was to discuss challenges that the village council is facing with regard to water, sanitation and solid waste management in order to provide hands on support to find solution to the challenges. During the visit the PST held meetings with village council administration and technical staff and councillors to gather all the challenges. The most crucial chal...</p>

  • DRFN Intern Presentation

    Posted on May 26, 2011

    <p><strong>DRFN Interns presented research findings at Biodiversity Action Day</strong><br> On 13 May 2011 <a href="">Riana Kadimba</a> and <a href="">Pinehas Uupindi</a> attended the Biodiversity Action Day held at Omauni community forest in Okongo Constituency in Ohangwena region. Several presentations on biodiversity and forestry as well as traditional performance were given at the event.</p> <p>The two interns presented key findings of the <a href="">Summer Land Care Programme (SLCP)</a> focused on land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF), and how these findings are linked to biodiversity. The presentation was well received and the participants were eager t...</p></p>

  • WPI Water group 2011

    Posted on May 05, 2011

    <p><img style="display:block; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c903a773b91.jpg" alt="WPIwater2011" title="WPIwater2011.jpg" border="0" width="600" height="450"> br&gt;<br><i>Sam, Val, Mary Clare and Caitlin in front of the first Otji-toilet built by the ECAP project.</i></p> <p>Under the <a href="">ECAP project</a>‘s component aimed at providing targeted support to rural communities, the DRFN has recently begun a pilot study in the southern part of Namibia. The aim of the study was to determine past and current water supply and sanitation challenges, and to develop viable solutions in close cooperation with the local communities in the pilot area. The pilot study was conducted on eight Odendaal farms in the Hardap region. </p> <p></p> <p>A team of four students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute ...</p></img></p>

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