The WEPA Action Program in Lao PDR is implementing following specific activities:
Identification of legal, institutional, financial, technical issues for improving domestic wastewater management systems in Lao PDR
This activity conducts a baseline study on the current situation and performance of domestic wastewater treatment system in Lao PDR for the purpose of developing relevant regulations and policies. Literature review and survey for legal, institutional, financial and technical issues, information on domestic wastewater, canals, and existing decentralized wastewater treatment facilities are conducted to collect the up-to-dated data. This activity also conducts field survey to obtain information on water quality and pollution of wastewater at household, communities, canals and existing decentralized wastewater treatment facilities and meeting with related authorities in selected provinces.
Monitoring of effluent quality of some decentralized wastewater treatment facilities.
This activity conducts monitoring of effluent discharge from selected septic tanks, decentralized wastewater treatment facilities including Johkasou.
Development of training materials for maintenance and operation of septic tanks and decentralized wastewater treatment facilities, including de-sludging, transportation and disposal of sludge.
This activity provides information obtained from the activities described in the activity i) to the external expert for the development of the training materials and supervise the development of the draft.
Strengthening of the capacity of relevant agency’s officers for regulation enforcement on water environment and private companies.
Annual Consultation Workshops are organized for disseminating the results, sharing information, and outcomes of the WEPA Action Program by inviting ASEAN experts, policymakers and local authorities in Lao PDR, and other WEPA partner countries. Also, seminars and training sessions are organized for the relevant agencies and private companies’ technical officers to strengthen their capacity. The target sectors are natural resources and environment, public work and transport, urban management and service, commerce and industry at central and provincial level.