Svensk partner: Höör kommun

Development of Lüderitz Sewage Treatment Plant

This partnership project is aimed at addressing environmental and climate management issues.

The main purpose of the project is to explore how the waste water plant in Lüderitz, Namibia, can be developed through finding specific methods for using the sludge as an energy source and for re-using the treated water.

The project is in the first year of implementation and as a part of the education of the future staff of the plant, and to ensure a good quality of both the treated water and the produced sludge the intentions of the project is also to achieve methods for process optimization.

In the arid climate in Namibia every ounce of water is valuable. Re-use of treated waste water without any risk for causing diseases due to spreading of pathogens, is the optimal goal.

In the project, focus will be on three main parts:

  • Energy from sludge and treatment for sludge due to re-use
  • Re-use of treated waste water
  • Routines for process optimization within the plant.

Youth project

The cooperation between Höör and Lüderitz has resulted to a one year youth project in the field of culture and leisure.

The project is aimed at increasing and encouraging a range of possible extra curriculum/leisure activities that the youth can engage in and at the same time involve and encourage the youth into different democratic activities which will influence their participation in political activities and systems in the area.

This they hope to achieve through what they call “junior council”; a forum in which the youth will be encouraged a given opportunity to hold different discussions. A lot of study visits and exchange of information between the two municipalities will also help towards achieving the goals.

The overall expected result is that the youth will have more leisure activities and as such reduce their incidences of idleness that can lead to gang activities and at the same time, they will be able to get a voice to represent themselves, in different political and democratic activities within the municipalities. Being a mutually beneficial project, it is hoped that both Höör municipality and Lüderitz will benefit in the process of information exchange.