The Buffalo City Municipal Department manages the budgetary and planning processes of the area and promotes the social and economic development of the community. The goal of the Technical Directorate is to provide a sustainable, reliable and affordable technical infrastructure, including for drinking water supply and wastewater disposal.
Oldenburgisch-Ostfriesischer Wasserverband (OOWV) supplies water to more than one million people in north-western Germany. With 46 sewage treatment plants, the water association is also responsible for controlled wastewater management in 38 municipalities and for one wastewater services association. OOWV has around 850 staff. As a corporation under public law, it operates on a non-profit basis and re-invests all surpluses.
Wupperverband performs water management tasks across municipal boundaries throughout the Wupper catchment area, which measures 813 sq km. It also operates 14 dams, 11 sewage treatment plants and a sludge incineration plant. In addition, it manages around 2,300 km of rivers and streams.
Stadtwerke Norderstedt provides various services to Norderstedt and the surrounding region, including the supply of electricity, gas, water and district heating. It purifies drinking water in three water works, taking water pumped from a depth of up to 200 metres.
Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Oldenburgisch-Ostfriesischer Wasserverband, Oldenburg (Lead-Partner)
Adaption to climate change – increase the resilience of water supply towards climate change: