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eδ-selected reference projects (1992 - 2007)

Preventive Maintenance/Resource Use Efficiency/Consulting
Primary Nutrient Analysis of Orchard Soils, Sicily (1982)
[Project Consultant for local farmers] Soil sample analysis, erosion analysis, soil conservation and planting proposals. >early non eco-systemix consultancy<

GDS Horticulture Projects Ghanzi District/Botswana (1992-1994)
[Project Consultant for local farmers and development workers] Erosion protection, composting of organic refuse, planting proposals, water lifting and storage, irrigation systems. 

FEF Rural Support Francistown District, Shashe-Tutume/Botswana (1996)
[Project Leader for  Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation] Soil analysis for determination of primary nutrients, erosion protection, sand river water abstraction and storage,  cost/benefit analysis for small scale horticulture projects.

FEF/Natural Resource Defense Council/ Project Identification Selebi Phikwe/Botswana (1996)
[Project Leader for  Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation] On site waste water analysis of existing treatment facility, preliminary design of small artificial wetlands to recycle grey water, project identification for  NRDC/Selebi-Phikwe.

Mokolodi Foundation Game Reserve/Botswana (1996)
[Project Consultant for Rural Industries Promotion Company] Water quantity and pollutant load assessment, design of two artificial sub surface flow wetlands for 6m3/d as demonstration systems for Wildlife Education Centre  and their  Permaculture Garden.

 

Adaptive Maintenance/Viable Management Systems/Consulting
Ground Water Protection Study Sicily, Location St. Teresa  (1980)
[Project Consultant for local farmers] Leakage tests of rural settling basins, rehabilitation proposals, wetland treatment systems, reuse of recycled water for orchard irrigation 

Pollution Control Survey  Serowe Brigades Centre/Botswana (1995)
[Project Leader for  Micro Projects Program (Ministry Local Government, Lands and Housing)] Water quality testing of treatment ponds, proposal for rehabilitation of sewerage systems and ponds, proposal for agricultural reuse of recycled waste water.

Friedrich Ebert Foundation Agricultural Resource Survey  Selebi Phikwe/Botswana (1996)
[Project Leader for Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation] GPS supported reference data collection of mine effluent,  efficiency tests of local
treatment pond system,  quality testing of ground water resources, biotope survey, adaptation&rehabilitation measures for mine effluent, water recycling measures, proposal for agricultural reuse of recycled effluent.

RIPCO(B)-RIIC L940 Research Series Kanye/Botswana (1994-1996)
[Project Leader for Rural Industries Promotion Company] Acceptance survey for waste water recycling plants, design of  small decentralized sub surface flow wetlands up to  5m3 /d, site supervision for pilot projects, investigation of oxygen transfer in root zones, survey on locally available hydrophytes and filter substrates, survey on plant population distribution in artificial sub surface flow wetlands. 

 

Reliability Centered Maintenance/Viable Management Systems/Consulting 
Software Development for Simulation of grey water charged SF wetlands / West Yorkshire/UK (1998)

Broad literature review, statistical analysis, and software design for simulation and design of grey water charged artificial subsurface flow wetlands, maintenance strategies and routines, design database.

RIPCO(B)-RIIC Sand River Water Abstraction /Botswana (1994-96)
[Project Consultant for Rural Industries Promotion Company] Evaluation of former pilot projects, maintenance strategies, installation of shallow boreholes in sand rivers, installation and maintenance manuals, training of local builders to install and maintain the units.

RIPCO(B)- Wind Pump Promotion Program/Botswana (1995-96)
[Project Consultant for Rural Industries Promotion Company] Wind pumps testing, product adaptation to local needs and wind speeds, detail modification, maintenance strategies, operation and maintenance manuals, and training of local people to install and maintain the different systems.

RIPCO(B)-RIIC Solar Thermal Research  Kanye/Botswana (1994-96)
[Project Consultant for Rural Industries Promotion Company] Secretary to the govt. working group Thermo-solar, evaluation and testing of locally available thermo-solar devices in cooperation with the  Botswana Technology Centre, design and prototype construction of small scale solar desalination systems, low cost water heaters, solar cookers, and solar heaters and driers, maintenance strategies, operation manuals. 

Wind Resource Analysis for 10m Stations/Botswana (1996)
[Project Consultant for
Department for Meteorological Services-Gaborone] Analysis of wind data from the years 1987-94, follow up of the Larson Report from 1986, cost/efficiency analysis of small wind turbines up to 2,5 kW for water pumping and household electrification.

Wear&Tear Maintenance, Repairs/Consulting 
Sanitation Initiative Ghanzi/Botswana  (1993)

[Project Leader for Ghanzi Brigade Development Centre]
rehabilitation of urban three chamber septic tanks, design and construction of small scale gravity fed artificial subsurface flow wetland treatment systems, training of local artisans to construct small scale SSF-wetlands.

Thuso Rehabilitation Centre Maun/Botswana (1994)
[Project Consultant for  NORAD]
Redesign of existing wetland treatment facilities from 2m3 to 8m3 /d, Design of new septic tanks and sewer system, site supervision, monthly monitoring of effluent water quality, installation of solar PV systems with pumps for drip irrigation.

 

Resource Use Efficiency/Viable Management Systems/Education/Training/Consulting 
FEF environmental education project in Senior Secondary Schools  Southwest District/Botswana (1995)

[Project Leader for Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation]   news letters and fact sheets on ecological waste water treatment and recycling, design of small scale systems for de-central installation.

Co-operation with Association of Wildlife Clubs of Botswana for Water Resource Protection (1996)
[Project Consultant] Curriculum development  for practical water resource conservation for Junior Secondary Schools in the Kweneng District, training students in practical water resource conservation, supervision of small scale projects.

Waste Management/Sorting/Recycling:    Street Kids Employment Generation Program Okahandja/Namibia (1999)
[Project Consultant for Five-Rand-Camp, Okahandja] Campaigning in schools and public places,  refuse identification, refuse avoidance,  disposal and in house sorting,  safety aspects, refuse collection and transport, sorting of refuse, recycling of refuse, composting of organic matter, hazardous wastes and disposal.

Integrated Water Resources Management: Curriculum design/lecturing at Polytechnic of Namibia (2001-2006)
[Senior Lecturer and Head of Department] Design and implementation of five new study programs at Namibia's University of Applied Sciences, Curriculum Development for SADC WaterNet IWRM-MMP

Rainwater Harvesting Field Study: Groot Aub community, Habitat Research and Development Centre, Namibia (2007)
[Consultant for system dynamics and ferro-cement applications] Case studies for UNESCO/FAO

 

Adaptive Maintenance/Education/Training/Consulting

Wastewater Recycling  for Secondary Schools Kang/Botswana (1996)
[Project Consultant for Rural Industries Promotion Company] Water quantity and pollutant load assessment for Matsha College  Kang, data collection and rehabilitation of existing pipelines, design of an artificial subsurface flow wetland treatment system for   80m3/d, design of irrigation system for school garden, tender documents, education material, maintenance strategy, involvement of secondary school students for monitoring and maintenance.

RIPCO(B) PV-Promotion Kanye/Botswana (1994-96)
[Project Consultant for Rural Industries Promotion Company]
Design of small solar power units for local households and rural schools, funding schemes, operation and maintenance manuals, and training of local electricians to install and maintain the units.

 

Viable Management Systems/Training/Consulting 
FEF Tutume-Shashe Support/Botswana (1996)
[Project Consultant for Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation] Identification of suitable borehole sites, test drilling, design of extraction units with university students, tender documents, project memoranda for local farm communities.

Ministry of Local Government, Lands and Housing/Botswana Technology Centre/University of Botswana Rainwater Harvesting Program (Botswana)  (1995-96)
[Project Leader for  MLGLH] Design, implementation and site supervision for tank building program (10-50m3) at different Primary Schools and hospitals in the Southern Highlands of Botswana, construction manuals, tender documents, material testing, product adaptation, training of local builders in ferrocement technology and cybernetic site management.
 

RIPCO(B)-RIIC Building Research Unit Kanye/Botswana(1995-96)
[Project Consultant for Rural Industries Promotion Company] Establishing a data base with standard designs, tender documents and building materials for rural clients and construction companies, acceptance survey for different construction stiles and techniques, financial support schemes for rural clients, business support schemes for rural construction companies.

Training for Low/Medium/High- Cost House Construction and Maintenance, Botswana (1994-96)
[Project Consultant for Rural Industries Promotion Company] Construction training for local artisans, design of training and maintenance manuals, training for maintenance of government buildings like staff houses, school and hospital buildings, management support program for rural construction companies.

 

Low-Income Housing/Training&Doing/Consulting
Farm Block Development Ghanzi District/Botswana (1991)
[Project Consultant for Ghanzi Farmers Association] Design and building of Blair-VIP latrines, percolation analysis, training of local artisans to build VIP-latrines.

Rain Water Harvesting Pilot-Project University of Botswana/Ministry Local Government, Lands and Housing Botswana (1994)
[Project leader for Rural Industries Promotion Company] Identification of project sites, project planning, adaptation of roofing structures, site management  for pilot projects, training of local artisans to build rain water harvesting facilities, water quality monitoring.

Compost Toilet Pilot-Project in Kanye/Botswana (1996)
[Project Leader for Rural Industries Promotion Company]
Design data base for small contractors, training of local artisans  to construct compost toilettes, monitoring of toilet systems

RIPCO(B)-RIIC Research Project L940  Kanye/Botswana (1994-96)
[Project Leader for Rural Industries Promotion Company] Design and construction of small scale hydrophyte filters (vertically operated subsurface flow filters) up to 80 litres per day for the filtration and treatment of surface water, periodical monitoring and water quality testing. 
 

Self Help Housing Agency/Drought Relief Program  Ghanzi/Botswana (1992-94)
[Project Consultant for Ghanzi District Council] Evaluation of existing designs owned by Self Help Housing Agency, adaptation of designs to local standards, preparation of standard bills of quantities and corresponding job engineering, design of crash courses for local builders.


Reliability Centered Maintenance/Training&Doing
/Consulting 

UNICEF/
Ministry Local Government, Lands and Housing National Rural Sanitation Program (Botswana) (1996)
[Project Consultant for Rural Industries Promotion Company]
Compost toilettes maintenance strategy, construction and maintenance manuals, facilitating construction courses,  training of local artisans  to construct compost toilettes. 

RIPCO(B)-RIIC Hand Pump Development Program   Kanye/Botswana (1994-96)
[Project Consultant for Rural Industries Promotion Company] Hand pump testing, product adaptation to local needs and standards, design adaptation, operation and maintenance strategies and maintenance manuals for different hand pump types, training of local artisans to install and maintain the different hand pump types.

RIPCO(B)-RIIC Biogas Research Project L130 /Botswana (1994-96)
[Project Consultant for Rural Industries Promotion Company] Evaluation of former pilot projects, technology adaptation, biogas information services, training of local farmers to maintain their digesters.

 

Wear&Tear Maintenance, Repairs/Training/Consulting
UNICEF/Ministry Local Government, Lands and Housing, National Rural Sanitation Program (Botswana) (1996)
[Project Consultant for Rural Industries Promotion Company] Policy analysis and testing, project team design, regional needs assessment, environmental impact assessment, acceptance survey for VIP-Systems, analysis of local construction techniques, and training of local artisans for VIP-latrine construction and maintenance.

Wastewater Recycling  for Botswana State Prison/ District Architecture and Building Services, Kanye/Botswana (1995-96)
[Project Leader for Rural Industries Promotion Company] Water quantity and pollutant load assessment for Kanye State Prison, design of an artificial subsurface flow wetland treatment system for  40m3/d, rehabilitation of existing sewer system, tender documents, training prisoners in sewer maintenance.

RIPCO(B)-RIIC Research Project L941 Kanye/Botswana (1994-96)
[Project Consultant for Rural Industries Innovation Centre] Survey on locally available filter substrates, design and construction of slow sand filter units up to 4000l/d, water quality testing, training of local builders to construct the filters.

RIPCO(B)-RIIC Research Project L941 Kanye/Botswana (1995-96)
[Project Consultant for Rural Industries Promotion Company] Survey on clay processing and firing methods  in the Southern Highlands of Botswana,  design and construction of small ceramic filter discs of different porosities, design of systems for treatment of drinking water (20L/d), water quality testing, training of local people to build the filter units.
 

 


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