Building an integrated water, waste-water and power facility in Kibera as a research platform: lessons learned
conference contributionposted on 08.11.2018, 09:40 by Robert Maina, Byrones Khainga, Dennis Nyamu, Lucia Monchere, Shaffi Ramadhan, John Gage
The Kibera Town Centre [KTC]has provided water and waste water treatment in the Kibera slum of Nairobi since July, 2014. This paper outlines the operational and engineering successes and failures in this four-year period, and describes the design, implementation, and operation of a real-time data acquisition system to support both operations and research. A primary research objective is to evaluate new technologies suitable for total potable reuse in a slum setting, inviting collaboration in the design of water quality sensors and data analysis systems.
- Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
- Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)