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NS-156 - Integrated Wastewater Treatment for Agro-process Water in Uganda


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  • A Overview
    • A.1Party
      A.2Title of Mitigation Action

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      A.3Description of mitigation action

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      In developing countries, small-scale economically feasible technologies that combine wastewater treatment and energy production can simultaneously protect water resources and enhance energy availability. Anaerobic wastewater treatment offers improved energy conversion with potential reduction in GHG emissions. The downside of anaerobic treatment in that the CH4 produced can offset any reductions in CO2 emissions if it is released in the environment. Anaerobic treatment becomes favourable when treating effluents higher in concentrations of BOD and COD. A technology to recover dissolved methane would make anaerobic treatment favourable at nearly all effluent strengths.  
      There is a high national priority to address the problem of poorly or untreated treated wastewater discharge in urban areas given the extent of pollution, especially in Lake Victoria basin.  The NAMA will assist in reducing pollution loads from agro-processing factories on surface water systems, especially the Lake Victoria basin.

      The NAMA seeks to increase efficiency and value addition prospects for wastewater treatment of agro-processing firms by establishing an integrated wastewater treatment process using both an anaerobic and aerobic digester with sequencing batch reactor. From the two processes, GHGs especially methane will be captured in the form of biogas and using a generator converted to electricity, and/or used directly for cooking and lighting where the volumes of biogas generated are small. Also, the process will lead to generation of large volumes of bio-slurry that can be used for producing bio-fertilizers, while the treated wastewater can be re-used in some of the targeted facilities.



      A.6Type of action

      A.7Greenhouse gases covered by the action

  • B National Implementing Entity
    • B.1.0Name
      B.1.1Contact Person 1
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      B.1.9Contact Person 3

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      The NAMA will be implemented by several government agencies under the leadership of the Directorate of Water Resources Management (DWRM) of the Ministry of Water and Environment.  The other agencies that will be involved are the Department of Fisheries Resources and the Directorate of Animal Resources (DAR) at the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), and the urban authorities under whose jurisdiction the factories that discharge wastewater are located.  The DWRM will provide leadership even where wastewater is discharged into the ground without clear consequences on surface or ground water resources. Cooperation of private sector will determine the success of the NAMA.

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  • C Expected timeframe for the preparation of the mitigation action
    • C.1Number of months for completion
  • D Currency
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  • E Cost
    • E.1.1Estimated full cost of preparation
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      E.1.2Comments on full cost of preparation

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  • F Support required to prepare the mitigation action
    • F.1.1Amount of Financial support
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      F.1.2Type of required Financial support

      F.1.3Comments on Financial support

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      F.2.1Amount of Technical support
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      F.2.2Comments on Technical support

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      F.3.1Amount of capacity building support
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      F.3.2Type of required capacity building support

      F.3.3Comments on Capacity Building support

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  • G Relevant National Policies strategies, plans and programmes and/or other mitigation action
    • G.1Relevant National Policies

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      Links to National Development Plan:  In the context of Vision 2040, which is Uganda’s long-term strategic growth framework, environment and waste management will be emphasized in line with the integrated physical planning models. This will entail strict control of pollution, wetland management, waste management and promotion and protection of green areas, open spaces and corridors.  The medium term growth framework, the National Development Plan 2009/10 – 2014/15, considers climate change and waste management, within the context of environment management, as enabling sectors.  
      Links to Climate Change Policy: The NAMA addresses the mitigation goal of the National Climate Change Policy of 2013 to promote sustainable use of solid and liquid wastes for energy generation and other uses, such as fertilisers (after sorting); promote and encourage waste-to-energy programmes to reduce GHG emissions and increasing energy generation and access; and promote proper disposal and sustainable use of wastes.

      G.2Link to other NAMAs
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  • I Support received
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