The forum is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the regulations governing gatherings of people and restrictions on potential meeting venues.

The Hitachi / eThekwini Remix Desalination Pilot Project is the first of its kind in South Africa, located at the eThekwini Central Waste Water Treatment Works. The Community Environment Forum was established as a requirement of the Environmental Authorisation for the Remix Desalination Pilot Project. The CEF provides a platform for the project stakeholders (community, community environmental organisations, fisher folk, authorities, and industry) to engage on issues arising from the construction. The CEF recieves regular reports from the Environmental Control Officer, and the specialists who provide monitoring on the project. The reporting ensures that any adverse impacts and pollution to the receiving environment are avoided and/or minimized within acceptable timeframes to acceptable standards; and that there will be learning in a full transparent manner.


The Agenda, minutes and any important notices relevant to the forum and the stakeholders may be accessed here.

The Agenda for the next meeting is available at the fllowing link: 200304_Hitachi-eThekwini_RDP_Draft_Agenda_V1.pdf

The Minutes of our most recent meeting are available 200311_Hitachi_CEF_Minutes_V2.pdf


The presentations as made at the forum are available for your reference:

CSIR Presentation: Hitachi_Presentation_11_Mar_2020.pdf


The amended Terms of Reference as per the agreed extension of the CEF are available as follows: Extended_CEF_Draft_ToR_V1.pdf

[Note: We respectfully request that you do not distribute or share the forum documents randomly. The context surrounding the presentations is as important as the presentations themselves. People who were not able to attend the meeting, or have never been, may not have either context or holistic understanding of the material presented.]


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