The Beacon Project: contributions from Anglian Water Alliance partners
The Anglian Water Alliances are groups of companies that deliver programmes of work in partnership with, and on behalf of, Anglian Water.
Each Alliance partner supports The Beacon Project through donations at fundraising events while some Alliance partners and suppliers also provide pro-bono support through the provision of services, equipment or staff time.
Below, discover the ways Alliance partners support The Beacon Project in Lahan, Nepal.
Sweco: water treatment system design
Sweco is a leading design and engineering consultancy. Its experts provided a design for more effective water disinfection in Lahan's piped network. Three in-line chlorine dosing stations have now been installed, reducing manual handling for staff and optimising the use of chemicals.
Through The Beacon Project, Sweco’s input has resulted in a more continuous, sophisticated and safer water treatment process, and the Nepal Water Supply Corporation now has greater assurance that it is providing safe, clean water to its customers.
Arup: land use mapping
Arup is a large engineering consultancy that provides specialist business planning and resilience assessments as a supplier for Anglian Water.
Arup produced mapping for The Beacon Project's co-creation strategy, the first time piped networks in urban and rural areas were on the same map alongside land use. This has provided a strong baseline from which changing land use and network expansion can be tracked.
Atkins: NetCreate design
Atkins, a British engineering consultancy specialising in the water industry, has produced concept designs of pipework layouts using their tool, NetCreate.
The tool can design and size a pipe network using a variety of open-source geospatial information, which can then be converted into a hydraulic model to speed up the detailed design process.
The outputs from NetCreate are helpful to The Beacon Project, particularly in rural areas where there is limited infrastructure or no water network.
Innovyse: hydraulic model
Innovyse is a hydraulic modelling software provider used by Anglian Water for static hydraulic models and, more recently, the development of near real-time hydraulic models.
Innovyse has generously provided modelling software and a license to The Beacon Project to enable the development of a clean water hydraulic model of Lahan, the first of its kind in Nepal. It also provided support to get the software set up and running for the team in Nepal.
Using high quality modelling packages supports the development of network design, provides a fantastic tool for the local team to understand their network, and captures asset information.
Claret and Skanska: sludge management design
Claret is a civil engineering and construction firm, delivering maintenance and repairs of sewers and mains. Skanska is a multinational construction and development company, delivering capital investment projects.
Through The Beacon Project, technical staff from Claret and Skanska have made inputs into the design of Lahan’s first faecal sludge treatment plant, which aims to sustainably manage faecal sludge for the whole municipality.