Project Partners

The project is carried out by 3 European and East-African partners with an aim to develop an integrated approach to provide an autonomous solution for sustainable waste water management in hospitals.

The consortium has been carefully selected to ensure a multidisciplinary approach necessary to realise this innovative concept.

Project Coordinator:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Hoinkis
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HKA)
Tel: +49(0)-721-925-1372

Partners :

Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HKA) – Germany
Contact person: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Hoinkis

HKA is at the forefront of overall organisation and coordination of the project’s scientific and technological aspects. Apart from design, installation and commissioning of the treatment pilot, HKA will be responsible for chemical analyses (in cooperation with a commercial laboratory in Kampala) of the influent and effluent collected from the pilot (for trace substances and general wastewater parameters).

Makerere University (MAK) Uganda
Center for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC)
Contact person: Dr. Mary Suzan Abbo (Managing Director, CREEC)

CREEC (MAK) supports the piloting by their supervision and involvement of students (for theses). To demonstrate the essence and impacts of the project, a socio-economic study for the reuse of treated hospital wastewater and for the dissemination and acceptance of the MBR technology will be conducted by CREEC. For broader outreach of the project concept, orientation and technical training sessions will be co-organised by CREEC with HKA.

Equator Solar Systems Ltd. (EQS) – Uganda
Contact person: Steffen Wassler (Chief Technical Officer, EQS)
                            Fabian Dold (Regional Manager, EQS)

EQS is the expert in solar photovoltaic (PV) technology and energy efficiency. Based in Kampala, with extensive successful on-site operations and maintenance experience, EQS has commendable market presence in Uganda and East Africa. The company is well-connected throughout the region and has already installed a PV system at Lubaga Hospital which has been operating efficiently for several years. EQS offers their valued partnership to design and build long-lasting clean energy provisions for smooth operation of the wastewater treatment pilot.