Recognising the strategic link between sustainable water management and energy generation, the Water Research Commission (WRC) and Eskom have agreed to enter into a strategic research partnership through a Memorandum of Agreement and the formation of a Joint Research Committee.
Through this partnership, Eskom and the WRC will jointly fund and undertake research on topics of mutual and strategic interest covering climate change, water resource availability and accessibility, water quality, operation and maintenance, water conservation & water demand management, technology development and appropriate technology, excess water and acid mine drainage, residue management (ash, brine and sludge management), ecosystems and remediation and groundwater impact as well as vulnerability & remediation.
As these entities join hands, their partnership will extend toward growing the research capacity pool, encourage skills transfer, mentoring and coaching through the centres of excellence and also identify skills shortages which require focused interventions. Eskom and WRC will also collaborate in implementing research findings from laboratory to demonstration plant.
The signing ceremony of the agreement between these organisations will take place at Newton’s 3, Megawatt Park, Sunninghill on 11 November 2010 by Drs Steve Lennon, Eskom’s Divisional Executive Corporate Services, and Rivka Kfir, Chief Executive of the WRC.
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