NON-REVENUE WATER MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM 2022
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, POSTERS, EXHIBITIONS AND FIELD EXCURSION
Kenya Water Institute (KEWI) with the support of partners will hold the Non-Revenue Water (NRW) Management Symposium on 9th and 10th April 2022 in Mombasa, Kenya. The symposium theme is ‘‘CLOSING THE LAST MILE TO SDG 6’’. The Non-Revenue Water Management Symposium will showcase cutting edge technologies that address NRW reduction by bringing together managers of water service providers (WSPs), scholars, technology experts, policy makers, development partners, water utilities, institutions of higher learning, water associations, civil society, private sector and investors to share experiences on the globally accepted standards for the management of NRW.
The symposium will be both physical and virtual expecting at least 400 delegates and 40 exhibitors to connect in-person attendees with local and international participants. Through plenary, interactive panels, breakout sessions and face to face interactions, the symposium will bring together a bigger network than ever before for two days of conversation and deal-making. In order to participate kindly Register here or send an email to email@example.com.
COLLABORATION WITH NATIONAL BANK OF KENYA (NBK)
KEWI has entered into collaboration with National Bank of Kenya to implement WASH program that forms part NBK’s Corporate Social Responsibility in 2021 that aims at helping the country achieve SDG 6. KEWI has been identified by the bank as a strategic partner in realizing this program.
Key areas identified for collaboration:
- Collaboration in hosting KEWI Symposium on aspects of NRW to be held in April 2022
- Support of the KEWI Education Revolving Fund, Student Internship, Industrial attachment, Exchange and Internship programmes
- Equipping of the KEWI water quality laboratories support of KEWI corporate social responsibility activities, support of KEWI WASH programs and support of some short course programmes like Basic Plumbing Course and Water Governance
- Collaboration in research and sanitation technology transfer.
REVIEW OF KENYA WATER INSTITUTE ACT NO. 11 OF 2001
Management in collaboration with the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation have been spearheading the review process of the Institute’s Act. The review process is at advanced stage. The Draft Bill has been subjected to public participation of various stakeholders ranging from staff, students, Governing Council members, CEOs from different water institutions, legal officers from the different water institutions, CEOs of training institutions among others. The Draft Bill is at legal drafting stage before it can be tabled before the Parliamentary Committees.
BASIC PLUMBING PROGRAM
A Basic Plumbing Program has been developed targeting interested youth in plumbing and those with plumbing know-how in all the 47 Counties to give them skills and certification necessary for the various forms of employability in the Plumbing Industry. Plumbers who have been practicing and providing the services without certification, will have an opportunity to be trained, assessed and evaluated thereafter issued with the necessary certification.