Partnership Program Enhances Capacity of Mongolia’s Water Utilities

The Water Operators Partnership Program in Mongolia complemented ADB-supported projects on wastewater and sludge management and paired public utilities in Uvurkhangai and Bulgan provinces of Mongolia with King County Wastewater Treatment Division from Seattle, USA.

The program has improved capacity of local operators through sharing of expertise and best practices in wastewater treatment plant operation and maintenance, systems monitoring, asset management, and safe sludge handling and reuse.

An innovative feature of the program was community education and engagement activities that aimed at enhancing citizens participation in environment protection by raising understanding about safe sanitation and wastewater treatment processes. These activities also established a good relationship between the communities and service providers.

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