Sometimes weeks are just going to quick, with the Easter holiday coming this week seems to be one of those. The workshop about People: risks & resources in green drop assessment of last Friday was a success. During the workshop different speakers explained why the sewage plant at Paarl, Drakenstein Municipality is working well. It is all about people and maintenance. Speaking with other municipalities it became clear to me that maintenance is hardly the case at municipalities. Most of the times, the structures are only maintained when something breaks down and needs to be repaired or replaced.
The beginning of this week was all about contact making with different organisations. This results in new meetings for the coming weeks, and hopefully it can help me in getting to know South African companies, institutions and municipalities.
The student challenge Wetskills will start in about three weeks which makes the arrangements for the challenge period more serious. Currently, we are working on a few days of Team Building for the designed student groups. Hopefully we can have a tour about the old waterworks in Cape Town. Wednesday was my visit to the MobiSan unit in Pook se Bos, where I was interested in their experiences about the installation and especially about the collaboration with the Dutch organisations. What amazes me is that the unit is there for almost three years and it still looks very good. Hopefully it will stay that way for a while and more of these units will be build in South Africa. After the holiday the week starts with a meeting with the complete organisation of WISA 2012 ‘Water Footprints’ so I will be completely informed about the current state of the organisation and can help wherever I can.