ACCESSIBLE GREYWATER SOLUTIONS FOR URBAN INFORMAL TOWNSHIPS IN SOUTH AFRICA URBWA

T seeks to implement grey-water treatment constructed wetlands within a modern, urban, mega-city slum context. Grey water in such a context is very different to that emanating from a developed urban environment. The project is located Alexandra, a township which includes formal, semi-formal and informal settlements, immediately adjacent to Sandton, the economic centre of Africa. The project draws on social science, psychology, biology, chemistry and engineering skills to understand the specific context with a view to designing, building, implementing and monitoring a grey-water treatment system which will exceed the lifespan of the funding. There is a strong focus on understanding and hopefully overcoming the human drivers leading to failure of treatment systems in similar contexts in other parts of the world.More

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Author Graig Sheridan
Last Updated October 9, 2020, 12:38 (UTC)
Created February 18, 2020, 11:27 (UTC)
Acronym URBWAT
Contact persons for Dissemination activities - Open Data&Open Acces activities Craig Sheridan
Funders WRC (South Africa), BMBF (Germany), FORMAS (Sweden)
Partners University of the Witwatersrand- Johannesburg. Centre inWater Research and Development; Helmholtz UFZ;Linköping University;
access_level info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess
end_date
project_identifier grantAgreement/EC/
start_date