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Sydney Help For Fiji Water

Sydney Water is assisting the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) to better manage environmental compliance as well as manage the discharge of industrial wastewater. Authority chief executive officer Opetaia Ravai
17 Jun 2015 11:34
Sydney Help For Fiji Water

Sydney Water is assisting the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) to better manage environmental compliance as well as manage the discharge of industrial wastewater.

Authority chief executive officer Opetaia Ravai said their engineers and some from the Ministry of Environment are in Sydney to train with Sydney Water.

Mr Ravai said the Ministry and WAF hope to establish a realistic operational framework that is appropriate for Fiji and minimise the impact on the environment by better managing environmental compliance.

He said WAF was also looking at the “best way to manage the discharge of industrial wastewater into our sewerage networks,” he said.

“Sydney Water has an excellent record in building relationships with its environmental regulator. We see this as a benchmark for establishing our governance framework and management systems in Fiji.

Andrew Kirkwood, general manager Customer Services at Sydney Water said: “When the Water Authority of Fiji approached us, we were more than happy to assist.

“Not only are we helping a water utility in a developing country, but it is a great acknowledgement that we are world-class in the development of constructive relationships with our regulators and industrial customers.”

 


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