The Centre of Expertise wants to improve the South-African water supply and sanitation sector by introducing Dutch knowledge and technology. It is hosted in Durban by eThekwini Water & Sanitation (EWS) and will introduce innovations and best practices in the South-African water and sanitation sector.
It is funded by the Dutch government through the Transition Facility. The Dutch are internationally renowned for their knowledge and expertise in the areas of, amongst others, water technology, water treatment and the installation and management of water and sanitation infrastructure. The Centre of Expertise was officially launched on May 8th in Cape Town.