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KCCA holds the third Kampala Public- Private Waste Water dialogue with the theme: Collaborated planning towards amicable actions for a pollution free Kampala city on the 8th of June 2018 at Speke Resort Munyono. The dialogue was attended by different Pollution Control Task Force made up of KCCA, NWSC, DWRM and NEMA supported by GIZ and IWaSP. UMA, UPCP as the industrial sector support and other actors like the ministry of Water, the Academia, Environment Alert etc. Prof Shuaib Lwasa from the Urban Action Lab Makerere University attended the dialogue and gave an inspirational talk on were he said industrial waste water can be managed better and nature is needed to treat waste water. The city is expanding whereby the population growth is an underlying driver of environmental change and therefore planning for waste water is important and there other pollutants that like faceal sludge and solid waste that also need to be considered. He talked about a need for doing things in a new way whereby nature, water, green, human, cultural are integrated through land use planning by having on site waste water decentralized system and construction of wetlands to help manage water. He concludes by saying to achieve a pollution free Kampala city we need to start thinking about a circular economy targeting zero waste and continuous dialogue with committed public private partnership will bring a solution. The launch event will be held in WRI’s office in D.C. Please find all the information here Click here for more information.

Prof Shuaib with some of the panelists during the dialogue