A sanitary sewer or foul sewer is an underground pipe or tunnel system for transporting sewage from houses and commercial buildings (but not stormwater) to treatment facilities or disposal. Sanitary sewers are part of an overall system called a sewage system or sewerage. Link for full presentation
Sewage may be treated to control water pollution before discharge to surface waters. Sanitary sewers serving industrial areas also carry industrial wastewater.
Separate sanitary sewer systems are designed to transport sewage alone. In municipalities served by sanitary sewers, separate storm drains may convey surface runoff directly to surface waters. Sanitary sewers are distinguished from combined sewers, which combine sewage with stormwater runoff in one pipe. Sanitary sewer systems are beneficial because they avoid combined sewer overflows.
A presentation made to the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers Abuja Chapter on 25th May 2020. Download here
The company was establish and managed by highly experienced team of engineers, with international experience in construction and consulting industry in 2007 and registered with the Corporate Affairs commission in 2010. The company specializes in engineering services, water resources consulting and environmental management services such as erosion control solid waste management, sewage disposal, waste water and water treatment.
We are committed to maintaining a local presence to better serve our customers, and currently support a network of more than 3 offices in Nigeria.
Today the company is organized in three divisions; Construction Division, Consulting, and Water Resources Division. Each division is headed by a Project Manager with each division having its own marketing and technical staff, customer service staff, engineering staff, and manufacturing plant. Support departments such as Administration, Finance, Purchasing, Transport, Information Technology, Quality Assurance and Facilities Engineering are shared by the three divisions. The division heads and the managers of the support departments report directly to the Managing Director.
With headquarters in Abuja and branches in other parts of the country, the company provides superior consulting services for managing water and waste water management in Nigeria. We bring a fresh and innovative approach to environmental and water management.
Our goal is to exceed the expectations of every client by offering outstanding customer service, increased flexibility, and greater value, thus optimizing system functionality and improving operation efficiency. Our associates are distinguished by their functional and technical expertise combined with their hands-on experience, thereby ensuring that our clients receive the most effective and professional service in water resources management
In order to meet the individual needs of clients, we maintain a wide range of qualifications. Moreover, our functional and technical experience extends to interfacing with third-party conveyers and various unit sorters.
We are continually expanding upon our knowledge and services to assist clients with successfully maintaining the environment and water consulting.
Exceptional functional and technical expertise coupled with extensive industry knowledge makes our company the ideal choice for water resources management
International Technical Trip to IFAT in Munich Germany 2020 (7th edition)
World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management
May 4th – 8th, 2020 in Messe Munich, Germany
followed by the participation in the
Water, Wastewater, Biogas Training in ISWA Stuttgart
The short training workshop and site visits
May 07-10 in Stuttgart, Germany
Aims of Programme
As the world’s leading trade fair for environmental technologies, IFAT very successfully showcases strategies and new solutions for using resources in smart cycles in water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, to ensure they are preserved for the long term. The World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management offers ample opportunities for networking, exchange of knowledge, and for discussions. Live demonstrations, expert talks, and special events help intensifying visitors’ existing knowledge.
Attending IFAT will give the visitor the chance to find pioneering technologies, innovations, strategies and solutions tailored to meet the requirements of the market in question. In 2018, IFAT attracted 3,305 exhibitors from 55 countries and 142,472 visitors from 162 countries. See https://www.ifat.de/en/
This Trade Fair will be the major highlight of the 7th edition of the International Technical Trip (ITTG-7) for 2020 taking place between 2nd May to 10th May 2020. Two cities in focus are Stuttgart and Munich in Germany. See https://wasser-bau.com/
The program during IFAT will include:
Water resources management
Water and wastewater treatment
Waste removal and recycling
Energy generation from waste ▪ Soil remediation
Professional networking opportunities
Excursions and cultural events
See more details at https://www.ifat.de/en/visitors/information/good-reasons-to-attend/
INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT TRAINING WORKSHOP IN HENNEF, GERMANY AND PARTICIPATION IN AQUATECH IN AMSTERDAM NETHERLANDS.
This is to invite Water Engineers, Consultants, and Managers of River Basin Authorities to participate in the German Association of Water and Wastewater Professional annual training on River Basin Management between the 02-03 November 2019 in Hennef ,Germany and Aquatech Conference in Amsterdam in Netherlands.
International expert delegations from emerging and developing countries visit Germany and inform themselves about the German water industry. The DWA, over recent years, has developed into a much sought after focal point for the organisation of such speciaist excursions. Participants get to know the structure of the German water industry through the tailor-made specialist programme and experience German know-how through discipline-specific technical visits to firms and institutions of the German water industry. In cooperation workshops foreign delegations, keen to make investments, meet possible cooperation partners from Germany.
Furthermore, the Nigerian delegation will have the opportunity to meet with relevant private and public actors from the German Water Industry during the mission and as well as visit different reference sites / River Basin projects in Bonn and its environs. The aim is to provide the Nigerian delegates with a comprehensive overview of German solutions to River Basin Management. The German water industry is very progressive and its knowledge, standards and rules can serve as guidelines to projects all around the world. To help foreign experts and people who are new to the industry, DWA, being an expert in the fields of water, wastewater and waste, offers this three-day seminar “The German Water Sector”.
The fact-finding mission is aimed at experts / stakeholders / representatives from enterprises, public institutions, professional associations and research institutions in Nigeria who are keen on gaining practical knowledge and experience about river basin management at the international level.
The seminar is held in November 03 – 05, 2019 and going to take place with a focus on river basin management.
The topics being covered are:
• Basic principles of river basin management, including visions for living rivers
• Standards and rules in Germany, including the importance of the Technical Safety Management (TSM)
• The role and meaning of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the German water sector in order to establish a solid foundation of knowledge
• Integration of policies, decisions, participation processes and costs across sectoral interests, including involvement of industry, agriculture, urban development, navigation, fisheries management and more
• Case studies:
o Water Framework Directive
o Geo Information Systems (GIS)
An excursion to a river basin is part of the seminar. The participants will gain practical understanding in group work, show cases and discussions.
The Nigeria Delegation will also have the opportunity to participate in Aquatech Amsterdam in Netherlands
Aquatech Amsterdam is the world’s leading trade exhibition for process, drinking and waste water. The exhibition is a unique concept in Europe with a 100% focus on water, with a visitor attendance of 21,000 from 139 countries and over 850 exhibitors every two years.
Tourist Activities: November 02 – 09 2019 – Delegates will take a tour of Bonn, Cologne, Berlin and Amsterdam during this 8-day visit.
Registration: 01 May – August 30th 2019
Cost: one million three hundred thousand naira (₦1,300,000)
(fee also covers full participation in the certificate course).
Package includes – Return Airfare, visa procurement, and accommodation, local transport in Germany, conference fee, and fee for all site visits to various places of importance in Germany and Netherlands. German Association of Water and Wastewater will issue certificate to participants. Deadline for Payment: August 30th 2019 Travel Dates: 02 -09 November 2019
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Payment can be made to:
Name: Wasser & Bau Ltd
Account NO: 0006365809
Bank: Stanbic IBTC Bank
We look forward to welcoming you on board.
Engr. Uche Ihunweze
Lead Consultant (Wasser & Bau)
Ass. Tech. Secretary- NSE Abuja
The Nigerian Society of Engineers
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PAST DISTINGUISHED LECTURES
1ST ABUJA ENGINEERS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
DATE: THURSDAY 7TH JULY 2005
THEME: SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT: HAZARD TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE
GUEST SPEAKER: DR. DAVID D. TOMMY – UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (UNIDO) REPRESENTATIVE IN NIGERIA
VENUE: SHEHU MUSA YAR’ADUA CENTRE ABUJA
2ND ABUJA ENGINEERS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
DATE: THURSDAY 2ND APRIL 2009
THEME: THE CHALLENGES OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA.
GUEST SPEAKER: PROF. A.S. SAMBO, FNSE, OON – DIRECTOR GENERAL, ENERGY COMMISSION OF NIGERIA
VENUE: SHEHU MUSA YAR’ADUA CENTRE ABUJA
DATE: THURSDAY 17TH JUNE 2010
THEME: THE ROLE OF NSE ABUJA IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF ENGINEERING INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE FCT
GUEST SPEAKER: ENGR. MOHAMMED SANI ALHASSAN, FNSE, MFR – FORMER EXECUTIVE SECRETARY FCDA
VENUE: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTER, ABUJA.
DATE: THURSDAY 16TH JUNE 2011
THEME: THE ROLE OF ADVANCED MICRO-MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS
GUEST SPEAKER: PROF. BERNARD HON OF THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL. UK
VENUE: CONFERENCE CENTER OF NATIONAL SPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, ABUJA.
DATE: WEDNESDAY 31ST OCTOBER 2012
THEME: INFRASTRUCTURE CONCESSION IN A DEVELOPING ECONOMY
GUEST SPEAKER: DR. CARLOS HENRIQUE SIQUEIRA – A RENOWNED PROFESSOR OF CIVIL ENGINEERING FROM CCR PONTE RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: AMB. VINCENT A. OKONEDION, ESQ. – NIGERIAN AMBASSADOR TO BRAZIL
VENUE: LADI KWALI HALL, SHERATON HOTELS AND TOWERS ABUJA
DATE: Wed. 14th August, 2013
THEME: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF FLOODING IN NIGERIA: THE ENGINEERING PERSPECTIVE.
GUEST SPEAKER: ENGR. PROF. ONEMAYIN DAVID JIMOH, A Professor of Civil Engineering Fed. Uni. Of Tech Minna.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr Anthony C. Anuforom , Director General/CEO Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet)
VENUE: SHEHU MUSA YAR’ADUA CENTRE ABUJA
DATE: Wed. 23RD JULY, 2014
THEME: ENGINEERING A SUSTAINABLE POST HARVEST SYSTEM IN NIGERIA
GUEST SPEAKER: ENGR. PROF. AZIKIWE PETER ONWUALU, FNSE – FMR DG, RAW MATERIAL RESEARCH & DEV. COUNCIL
VENUE: MAIN AUDITORIUM NSE HQ ABUJA
ENGINEERING A SUSTAINABLE POST HARVEST SYSTEM IN NIGERIA
DATE: Mon. 22nd August, 2016
THEME: THE POLICIES OF INCREASING POWER GENERATION, TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION AND THE CHALLENGES FOR THE NATION
GUEST SPEAKER: ENGR. PROF. CHINEDU OSITADIMMA NEBO, CON, OON, FNSE – FORMER MINISTER OF POWER
VENUE: MAIN AUDITORIUM NSE HQ ABUJA
GUEST SPEAKER: MR. LINUS OKORIE – PRESIDENT, GUARDIANS OF THE NATION INTERNATIONAL (GOTNI)
THE MAN: ENGR. CHARLES ANIWETA MBANEFO, FNSE
• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo, FNSE was born on 16th April,
and shares the same birthday with Charlie Chaplin and Pope Benedict XVI.
• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo is an old boy of the prestigious College of the Immaculate Conception (CIC) Enugu (SEMPER FIDELIS)
• Did you know the Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo is an alumnus of the prestigious University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters Degree in Foundation Engineering.
• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo began his distinguished and
distinctive engineering career as a pupil engineer with the Glamorgan County
Council, South Wale United Kingdom; that his rich experience in construction
was garnered at Michelle Construction UK and Collavino Incorporated
Construction, Ontario, Canada, while his ingenuity in design was acquired at
Thomas White Consulting UK, J R Richard Consulting Ontario Canada, and Trow
Ontario Canada; that he was also very conspicuous in the academic arena, and
was a lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering, Algonquin Poly, Ottawa,
• Did you know that in 1979, the Emir of Zazzau, His Royal Highness Alhaji (Dr.)
Shehu Idris, CFR, persuaded Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo to return to Nigeria
and contribute toward the development of the new Federal Capital Territory,
• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo joined the services of the
Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) as a Principal Engineer in 1982,
and served the nation meritoriously till his retirement as a Deputy Director in
• Did you know Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo supervised the construction of
some major districts and monumental edifices in the Federal Capital Territory;
that some of the projects in FCT that attest to his legendary engineering
prowess are – the Aso Villa, the National Assembly (design stage), the Supreme
Court, the Federal Secretariat, the National Stadium, the National Mosque, the
Transcorp Hilton, Maitama District, Garki II District, Jabi District (design stage),
and many others.
• Did you know that the original design of Maitama District had five bridges, but
when Engr. Mbanefo took charge as the Chief Resident Engineer for the project,
he, with his team, displayed a mastery and prolific engineering finesse by
removing four of the bridges, replacing them with culverts and underground
drainage; that they also introduced a dam along the Shehu Shagari Way which we
ply daily without noticing.
• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo is the founding Chairman of
the Nigerian Society of Engineers Abuja Branch – the primus inter pares.
• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo served as Ex-Co Member of
NSE for four years 1988-1992.
• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo was elected as NSE 3rd Vice
President in 1992, and was the last 3rd Vice President before the amendment of
the constitution the same year; that in 1993, he was elected as one of the three
Vice Presidents under the new constitution, and was again re-elected as Vice
President in 1994 and 1995.
• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo was elected unopposed as NSE
Deputy President in 1996.
• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo, FNSE became the 21st
President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers in 1998, thereby maintaining his
family’s distinguished professional tradition just like his brothers – Amb. (Chief)
A.C.I. Mbanefo CON, MFR, FCA, the Odu III of Onitsha – Past President, Institute
of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), and Arch. Frank Mbanefo, FNIA –
Past President, Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA).
• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo is still very active in the
Nigerian Society of Engineers, and has been a member of the Council for 27
• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo holds the traditional title of
• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo is an extraordinary
quintessential star in the intellectual firmament; a charismatic leader; an
epitome of a godly servant; an embodiment of an academic genius; an
encyclopaedia of maturity; a repository of wisdom; a monument of excellence; a
compendium of integrity; and a citadel of simplicity and humility.
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE about this unusual personality of multiple and variegated credentials, be our guest at the 2018 ENGR. CHARLES MBANEFO DISTINGUISHED LECTURE.
ADMISSION IS FREE
Engr. Chika E. Fredericks, MNSE
Chairman Planning Committee
Wasser & Bau is a training consultancy company registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission. The organization is involved in in-house training of government agencies in the engineering, environment, and water resources sector in Nigeria. We have successfully trained engineers, scientist, and resource persons in the education and water resource sector over the years. Our training materials are from Germany where the organization was founded and are currently in partnership with the Nigerian Society of Engineers and institutions from Germany in our effort to train Nigerian professionals on modern and innovative technology in the water and infrastructure sector.
Wasser & Bau Engineering Training Centre specializes on training of engineers specifically in areas like Water Reticulation/Distribution, Sewer and wastewater treatment technologies, Infrastructure, Geographical Information System (GIS), and Database Management Systems.
The Wasser & Bau concept is transferring real-time experiences to aspiring Engineers through classroom lectures, software application and site visits. Participants would be equipped with the necessary basic knowledge, skills and techniques required of an experienced Engineer. We boast of an instructing team of active practitioners with several years of experience in this field.
Our commitment to you
To achieve your desired results, our development effort extends beyond the training room.We work in partnership with you to: understand your business and development needs design development initiatives and deliver high impact training interventions develop and implement powerful reinforcement programmes track and measure for continuous improvement and sustainability.
Our available training delivery options
At Wasser and Bau, all training programmes are streamlined to a particular area of concentration with respect to the needs assessment. We believe that the end result of any training or learning intervention should show a significant return on investment, whether it is increased performance, profitability or efficiencies. But no matter what option you choose, you will receive more importantly the most in-depth and practical training available anywhere in the world.
About our public training courses
Our public training courses provide a quick and easy way for a corporate organization or a small team to quickly get up to speed on specific skills sets. These courses are scheduled throughout the year and are held in professional training facilities across the length and breadth of Nigeria and Germany.
About our onsite/in-house training option
This option provides a more economic and convenient training solution for companies with 8 or more Course Participants. Any of our training courses can be supplied off-the-shelf or they can be customized to meet the unique needs of your team. Our engineers and scientist are uniquely qualified to help you and they take all of the guesswork and worrying, out of the equation.
To find out more information about our onsite/in-house training options, pricing and resource personnel availability, please contact our lead consultant on +2348140439427