Leading water and energy solutions provider, Davis & Shirtliff, recently partnered with the Water Services Providers Association (WASPA) to provide training on emerging water & energy technologies to water utility heads who face a myriad of challenges in their operations.
The training was set to enlighten participants on available technologies to improve water quality, encourage the use of technology in monitoring and metering and optimize the use of chemical usage in conventional water purification. This comes at a time when the Water Utilities in Kenya are grappling with high operational overheads as a result of rising costs of energy and chemicals as they seek to maximise their water quality and plant operations.
“Technology is constantly changing. The ability for water bodies to provide water solutions sustainably is therefore crucial. The training introduces developments in water technologies and opportunities for improved quality as well as solar pumping technologies as a way of reducing energy costs,” said Mr. Alec Davis, the Group Chairman of Davis & Shirtliff in his welcome speech.
Davis & Shirtliff hosted the event at the D&S Knowledge centre in Nairobi’s Industrial Area which also featured other industry leading water solution providers including Dow, Improchem and Biobox.
Mr. David Gatende, the CEO of the Davis & Shirtliff Group, in his introductory remarks, noted that the training will benefit not just the water utility bodies but the country as a whole if the solutions demonstrated are taken up.
The Deputy Chairman of WASPA, Eng. Daniel Nganga emphasized that the modern public utility is looking to provide better and more efficient services and partnering with private sector players like Davis & Shirtliff is highly encouraged in the recently enacted Public Private Partnership Act.