[WIOSAP] Upscaling and Amplification of the Msingini Wastewater Treatment Facility Model in Chake Chake Town, Pemba
The project seeks to utilise an existing under-performing Constructed Wetland System on Pemba Island and significantly improve its long-term management, efficiency and it’s benefit to the surrounding community of more than 5,500 people, both in terms of capacity and productivity. Due to its location in a low-lying coastal area its adaptive capacity to withstand effects of sea level rise and extreme climatic events is a central part of the redesign. Increasing local capacity to operate and maintain the system is emphasised to ensure long-term sustainability and the introduction of a Payment for Ecosystems Services system will help to cover these costs. Improved utilisation of the wetland plants after harvesting will increase the community’s appreciation of the system and result in cost savings and/or income generation. The objective of this project is to reduce land based sources of pollution to the Pemba Channel Conservation Area (PECCA) and associated coastal and marine ecosystems from Chake Chake municipality using Constructed Wetland Systems.
29 Aug 2020