Natural-based Wastewater Treatment Plants for the City of Hawassa in Ethiopia


Project details

  • Project Implementer: Holistic Solutions s.r.o. in partnership with ConWe s.r.o.
  • Donor: Czech UNDP Challenge Fund
  • Implementation period: 2021 - 2022

Goal of the project

The technology can treat the wastewater from households and enterprises and thus, it to contribute to avoid lake and underground water pollution. Moreover, the technology enables to obtain utility water from treated wastewater, which can be further used for irrigation purposes in agriculture, and thus to contribute to sustainable water management. Apart from the environmental point of view, the technology can help reduce infant mortality while reducing illnesses such as diarrhoea due to contaminated water, and thus to improve livelihoods.


The main objective of the proposed project was to introduce Czech technology of natural-based wastewater treatment plants to Ethiopia, specifically to the town of Hawassa and its surroundings.


A feasibility study dealing with the issue of sustainable water management, environment protection and improving livelihoods through an innovative Czech technology has been set as the expected result of the project.

Target Group and Beneficiaries

The target group and project beneficiaries are citizens of Hawassa.