UPM joins BORDA-led project aiming at piloting sanitation Solutions for Underserved Communities in Jordan
Beijing/Munich , 4 June 2018 | News Release
UPM has been selected as one of the consulting firms to support the inception and planning phase of the Innovative Sanitation Solutions& Reuse in Arid Region project (ISSRAR). The project initiated by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and managed by the BORDA – Seecon Consortium and under the supervision of a Steering Committee led by the Water Authority of Jordan, was launched on the 6th of December 2017.
The project aims to increase Wastewater Treatment efficiency, improve Fecal Sludge Management (FSM), and turn waste streams into physical and financial resource streams by ensuring and promoting the safe reuse of treated wastewater and fecal sludge. The project will thus contribute to reducing environmental risks, creating better living conditions and improving resilience of host communities in Jordan.
The UPM experts team tasks focus on the provision of recommendations and insight into potential project sites, as well as high-level input on stakeholders and existing technology solutions; input on technology selection and review on proposed treatment system; conceptual ideas for reuse of sludge/biosolids; and development of a co-financing sanitation strategy in the selected community.
“In an area where every drop of water counts, new models of cooperation and trust building between governments entities, businesses, communities and civil society organisations allow to implement sustainable and viable solutions to tackle water scarcity“ said Alex Miller, BORDA West & Central Asia Regional Director and co-lead of the project.
“We are very proud to have the opportunity to share UPM expertise and experience in sustainable and innovative decentralized sanitation and FSM solutions to this exciting project in Jordan. UPM team is already working in Jordan and really excited to be part of a local and international team of experts; together aiming at implementing solutions based on a combination of community-driven demands and innovative yet proven technical applications.” Said Martin Dilger, Managing Director of UPM Umwelt-Project-Management GmbH.
For further information about the ISSRAR project, please visit BORDA West & Central Asia’s website.
For further information on UPM Consulting Services, please visit our website at https://www.upm-cdm.eu/ or contact:
Martin Dilger, Managing Director, UPM Germany
mdilger(at)upm-cdm.eu, T: +49 89 1222197-50
Marie Reysset, General Manager, UPM China
mreysset(at)upm-cdm.eu, T: +86 10 6468 0500