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Safeguarding Papua New Guinea’s water supply


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Thirst Water PNG and Eda Ranu are sustainably safeguarding Papua New Guinea’s water supplies, driven by ambition and succeeding through practicality Writer: Jonathan Dyble | Project Manager: Matthew Cole-Wilkin

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L NIÑO AND LA NIÑA. These are two terms, collectively categorised as ENSO (El Niño-Southern Oscillation), that many of us may not be aware of, but have substantial implications on global weather cycles. In the language of science, these refer to cyclical changes in surface temperatures of oceans that in turn lead to drastic changes in climates, often contributing to natural disasters. One similarly scary effect of ENSO is prolonged droughts, dry spells that often lead to water shortages throughout the Asia Pacific on island nations where resources are already scarce. During the 2015 El Niño, for example, the Philippines declared

emergency across 85 percent of its provinces, while Indonesia experienced its worst drought in 18 years. However, with the right structure and preparations in place, such severe climates can be endured and handled effectively – planning that has been implemented in Papua New Guinea (PNG) since December 1986 following the launch of the National Water Supply and Sewerage Act. A key function of this legislation was the establishment of a water board, tasked with coordinating the planning, design, construction and management of national water supply and sewerage services throughout the country.

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Introduced to this end was Water PNG, later followed by the inception of Eda Ranu to oversee such services in the national capital district. “Water PNG Limited is responsible for managing water supply and sanitation in the urban areas of PNG,” the Organisation states on its website. “Prior to its establishment the water sector was seriously fragmented resulting in poor service delivery and no cost recovery.” However, in the decades since their founding, both Water PNG and Eda Ranu have played a crucial role in safeguarding the country’s water infrastructure.

300,000 people, 100 million litres

Much of the progress that PNG has experienced has been derived from Water PNG’s commitment to

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its overriding goal of becoming the nation’s leading provider of safe water supply and sanitation services. In achieving these ambitions, Water PNG’s infrastructure has grown rapidly in previous decades, now operating more than 20 kilometres of distribution pipelines, 19 treatment plants and 20 distribution reservoirs and standpipes. “Water that you drink goes through a number of stages before it reaches your tap,” Water PNG explains on its website. “From the water sources, whether it be a river or from under the ground (bore water source), it makes its way to raw water storage tanks or chambers. It then gets treated at the water treatment plants and is then transported to service reservoirs before getting distributed through pumping stations and water mains.

WATER PNG’S GUIDING PRINCIPLES PNG First: In all we do, we will put our people and country interest first. Think Globally, Act Locally: We will strive to adopt relevant international best practice, where practical to achieve our corporate goals. Strength and Diversity: We will value diversity as our source of strength to forming a committed, cohesive and dynamic team. Ownership: We will take ownership of our actions and decisions and will make it happen. Kina Wise: We will value money as a limited resource that needs to be spent wisely at all times.

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MT has many years of combined experience within the mining sector, oil & gas, manufacturing and power generation industries both within PNG and abroad. GMT Automation Ltd is a highly specialised engineering company based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. We are an innovative engineering company with the expertise and experiences in carrying out design, engineering and construction projects. We also provide systems audits, plant upgrading and operational & maintenance support services. GMT is proud to partner with Water PNG and Edu Ranu to successfully upgrade the telemetry and SCADA system for the Port Moresby City water supply in 2017. Assisting clients to use technology to eliminate and reduce human error to maximise performance and increase efficiency, GMT specialises in: PROCESS SYSTEM CONTROLS and INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION SERVICES • Process controller’s programming • Design and set up of SCADA system • Human machine interface programming • Programming of distributive control systems • Programming of expert systems • Advanced model predicable control • Process tuning • Device interfacing and networking GAS TURBINES • Long term operational and maintenance support • Plant audits • Upgrades of gas turbine packages • Gas turbine engine change outs • Project management • New gas turbine installations • Training and up skilling ELECTRICAL Xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx • All electrical Installations • Industrial electrical design and installations • Training of personnel in the field of electrical systems HYDROPOWER SCHEMES • Civil and mechanical works • Electromechanical equipment installations • Electrical and control systems • Power distribution • Remote control and monitoring T +675 323 9030 E admin@gmt.com.pg

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“There are more than 20 service reservoirs in the Water PNG water supply system. Water from the treatment plants is delivered by gravity fed bulk supply mains to these service reservoirs, before it is distributed through a network of reticulated pipes.” Collectively, this network serves approximately 300,000 people across the island, providing over 100 million litres of clean water each day. Further, having now established a proficient supply framework that serves substantial proportions of the population, both Water PNG and Eda Ranu have turned their attentions to ensuring that the water provided is of the highest quality. Working in collaboration with the National Institute of Standard and Industrial Technology, sources are evaluated thoroughly through physical,

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chemical and microbiological analysis, not only complying with the World Health Organization’s Drinking Water Guidelines but exceeding them.

Progress in practice

Many of these successes can be found in Water PNG’s projects that are spread across the island nation, one such example being the Kerema Water Supply Project. Set to be expanded in three stages, the project is currently operating with an elevated 30 kilolitre tank, chlorination facilities and a distribution system that supplies the surrounding region. This is just one of a number of similar ventures that the organisation will continue to work on in the coming years, with many of these funded through PNG’s Public Investment Programme.

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stablished in June 1969, the Post-Courier has been Papua New Guinea’s premier daily newspaper for almost 50 years. Published in English, the newspaper has been a public mainstay; boldly protecting the nation’s people and their cultures. With its extensive history, the PostCourier remains an iconic symbol of the free press, undeniably standing as PNG’s most trusted media and newspaper, culminating in its appointment as the Official Newspaper of the 2018 APEC Economic Leader Week. A modern and future driven company, the Post-Courier is PNG’s Nambawan Newspaper – if you need to communicate with PNG, you need the Post-Courier. T +675 309 1000

“There are more than 20 service reservoirs in the Water PNG water supply system”

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imali Ltd, a PNG-owned engineering Company, specialises in pumps, water, wastewater and related process equipment and has partnered with Water PNG and Eda Ranu for 18 years. We congratulate and support both as they progress to improve PNG.

Water PNG’s network serves approximately 300,000 people across the island, providing over 100 million litres of clean water each day

Fimali’s purpose is to provide expert solutions to its clients and create high level PNG employment opportunities, while specialising in engineered products and innovative solutions deployed extensively in both municipal and community water and wastewater systems. The Company: • Supports its clients’ successes • Provides rapid professional responses • Supplies and stocks industry proven highest quality hardware • Provides local aftermarket support T +675 422 3658, +675 7097 9716 E sales@fimali.com.pg

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The Heartbeat of PNG

Fimali Ltd is a unique Papua New Guinean company which has supplied the Municipal, Manufacturing, Mining and Oil & Gas Industries for more than 18 years. We represent prominent overseas manufacturers in PNG combined with in country Manufacturing and Aftermarket Service capability to compliment the overseas imported components.

We specialise in ; Water Supply Systems Water Treatment Systems Waste water treatment / Pumping Systems Hybrid Power Systems Process Control Equipment A

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POLY ALLIED PRODUCTS LTD

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oly Allied Products Limited is an ISO 9001:2015, 14001:2015 and 45001:2018 certified company and PNG’s first manufacturer of larger diameter HDPE pipe. The Company has a qualified plastic engineering team and close to two decades experience producing HDPE pipe and also has an in-house laboratory for internal hydro pressure testing, melt flow index testing, tensile testing and ring flexibility testing. The Company is proud to support PNG’s country-wide solution for better drinking water utilising its water filter system. The water filter system can filter a variety of water including sea, bore, lake and river.

Other projects that come under this bracket include the Aitape Water Supply Project and the Bulolo Water Supply Project, each set to cover their respective districts as part of Water PNG’s Vision 2050, and the Ialibu Water Supply Project, where a groundwater source has been identified and will be leveraged to supply the town and surrounding areas. Readily adding new water projects to the Public Investment Programme each year, Water PNG is actively recognised for its commitment to improving the livelihood and security of the country’s inhabitants, named the ‘Best Performing Large Utility’ and ‘Most improved Water Utility’ during the 2014 Pacific Water & Waste Conference.

Showcasing sustainability

Leading on from this recognition, Papua New Guinea played host to the eighth annual edition of the conference in September 2015. The event was held in Port Moresby and was hosted by a partnership between the Pacific Water & Waste Association, Eda Ranu and Water

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PNG itself, bringing together representatives from 18 countries. During this, the trio worked together to promote both regional and global excellence in water and waste management, bringing a range of topical issues to light, from development to technologically-driven industry innovation to climate change and sustainability. These efforts in particular mirror Water PNG’s corporate values, based around integrity, teamwork, customer satisfaction and innovation. “We value teamwork and encourage collaborative culture, openly sharing information, knowledge and experiences that foster joint commitments to common goals,” it reveals on its website. “We recognise that change is constant and are therefore committed to continuous improvement and innovation, always ensuring that we inspire our people and our clients with creative solutions. We strive to be a catalyst for change to actively Overseas projects particularly popular participate in thearesocio-economic growth of the nation.”

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Vision 2050

Moving into 2019, Water PNG and Eda Ranu will both hope that a continual commitment to their progressive philosophies will be crucial in maintaining continuous successes moving forward. While Water PNG in particular had hoped to have expanded its water supply and sanitation services to two additional provincial towns and 16 district towns by the year’s end, in the long term, its Vision 2050 is similarly ambitious. Currently, both Eda Ranu and Water PNG operate in towns where their operations are commercially viable. However, moving forward, Water PNG hopes that both organisations can cater to a much broader range of areas across the country, maintaining this existing momentum. “We will achieve 100 percent coverage of provincial towns and 85 percent of all district towns progressing to the ultimate achievement of the PNG Vision 2050,” its long-term mission reads.


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