Anthony Sanga: “You need to change the mindset of the people”
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Thursday, 05 March 2020

Anthony Sanga: “You need to change the mindset of the people”

改变整个水系统

Anthony Sanga is an engineer and water and sanitation specialist from the United Republic of Tanzania.

Earning a Bachelor degree in water supply management in his home country before completing a Master's degree in water service management in the Netherlands, Eng Anthony has now been working in the water sector for 16 years.

此前,Manza城市供水和卫生管理局的董事总经理,他现在是水部副常务部长,坦桑尼亚联合共和国。

aquOnline caught up with Eng Sanga on the sidelines of theWorld Water Tech Summit。A summary of the interview can be read below.

Aquatech Online(AO):您在坦桑尼亚的最大水实用程序中度过了多年 - 您认为在此期间的主要成就是什么?

Eng Anthony Sanga (AS): I would say my biggest achievement when I was working as a managing director was to accomplish a number of significant projects on time and of good quality. These were supported by different financiers and also the government so it was important that they were completed successfully. Some were opened by his excellence, our President, and he was impressed by what he witnessed.

AO:您提到了非收入水的泄漏目标为20%。这是现实吗?

AS: Through my experience of more than 15 years working in the water utilities, I have found that sometimes you have a challenge of dealing with water leakage but you have to think of it as part of the whole system. Sometimes we deal with the issue by applying technologies but they don't always work.

The way leakage is handled in Germany, England and Netherlands, for example, might be different from the way it has to be handled in developing countries, particularly in countries like Tanzania.

我们发现超过50-60岁的老化基础设施。你发现人民的心态,效用的工人和管理本身需要改变。这些都是解决的所有问题。它不仅仅是有一些先进的技术来争取泄漏控制,有时这不起作用。

AO: In terms of the long-term future strategy for Tanzania’s water sector, how do you view tariffs and increases in tariffs necessary to help address ageing infrastructure?

:关税不会因为不太和谐的解决方案le start complaining. Yes, increase tariffs but would this stop the non-revenue water? No. You have to improve the infrastructure so we need financing for that, I agree with you. But after we have done, if we have taken the loan, then you can adjust the tariffs, so we need both. Tariffs do not come first; improvements following financing must come first.

AO:你已经提到了改进基础结构,所以你需要什么解决方案 - 你在哪里看到存在缺口尚未充满急需的解决方案?

AS: Technology cannot go backward, it has to go forward. We really need this especially for the infrastructure. If you can name one system where it can show you there is a pressure drop somewhere within your system, it would definitely be easier for you to detect that there is a leak somewhere.

我们还需要水质控制监控,因此您可以确切地了解我们正在治疗和质量。因此,如果我们在治疗厂获得质量监测工具,我们也适合我们管理。另一方面,通过依靠人们衡量它,有时他们可能会产生人为错误。因此,我认为需要更多[监控]设备和系统。

AO:鉴于您的公用事业工程背景,如果您可以在坦桑尼亚的未来十年的水部门履行您的愿景,您将如何在一句话中描述它?

AS: Improve the coverage and reduce the non-revenue.

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