National Water and Sewage Corporation (NWSC) has scooped the “Idrica Circular Economy Water Project of the Year 2020” Award.
This was announced during the WEXGlobal 2020 conference in Valencia, Spain.
WEX Global brings together more than 80 speakers from over 40 countries, to debate on critical issues relating to “Delivering Smart Circular Solutions for a more Sustainable World”
Unlike many utilities, NWSC has taken the route of developing its own home grown solutions to respond to the pressing water and sewerage challenges in the sector.
Among the innovations shared in the context of circular economy was the move for energy cost efficiency and renewable energy (solar) in operations; planned energy production from biogas at the Bugolobi sewage treatment plant, the production of briquettes (biofuel) from the Lubigi sewage treatment plant sludge and production of fertilisers from the sludge and the various digital transformations happening at the corporation.
Handing over the award, Mr Mark Barker, the WEXGlobal organiser described the NWSC MD Dr Eng Silver Mugisha as a man who has defied all odds of NOT looking for off-shelf solutions like most utilities BUT rather seek innovative ideas to develop home grown innovations and mobilise meaningful partnerships to enhance incubation and development of NWSC home grown innovations
“He is a benchmark for many global CEO’s.” he said
On the side-lines of the conference, the NWSC team had initial discussions with different potential partners with an aim of accelerating the implementation of the NWSC pre-paid metering system and asset management solutions among other discussions.
Also in attendance was the General Manager Kampala Water Eng Mahmood Lutaaya.