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Neil Armitage published an article in September 2018.
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Neil P. Armitage

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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Andrew D. Spiegel

7 shared publications

School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, Cape Town, University of Cape Town, South Africa

K Winter

4 shared publications

Department of Environmental & Geographical Science, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa

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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Benefits of Real Time Control for Catchment Scale Stormwater Harvesting in Cape Town, South Africa John Okedi, Neil Philip Armitage Published: 01 September 2018
Oxyfuel Combustion for Clean Energy Applications, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-99867-1_101
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PROCEEDINGS-ARTICLE 5 Reads 0 Citations Addressing Water Scarcity in South Africa through the Use of LID L. N. Fisher-Jeffes, N. P. Armitage, K. Carden, K. Winter, J... Published: 11 October 2017
International Low Impact Development Conference 2016, doi: 10.1061/9780784480540.004
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Improving the Viability of Stormwater Harvesting through Rudimentary Real Time Control Alastair R. Rohrer, Neil P. Armitage Published: 25 May 2017
Water, doi: 10.3390/w9060371
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Stormwater Harvesting (SWH) to alleviate water scarcity is often hindered by the lack of suitable available storage in urban areas. This research aimed to discover an economically viable strategy of storing runoff in existing stormwater ponds with the assistance of rudimentary Real Time Control (RTC) techniques to increase the effective storage capacity. The Diep River sub-catchment situated in the southern suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa, that has several stormwater ponds that were largely constructed for the purposes of flood mitigation, was used as a case study. Six SWH scenarios utilising three distinct RTC strategies coupled with two alternative water demand alternatives were simulated with the aid of 10 years’ of historical rainfall data with a view to determining the unit cost of supplying selected developments with non-potable water. The use of RTC to increase the effective storage of the ponds was shown to improve the volumetric yield without significantly impairing the flood mitigation provided by the system at a cost that was comparable to what the local residents were already paying for potable water. This finding is important as it suggests a cost-effective way of overcoming one of the greatest limitations associated with stormwater harvesting.
Article 5 Reads 3 Citations Challenges facing sanitation-provision partnerships for informal settlements: a South African case study L. Taing, S. Pan, J. Hilligan, A. Spiegel, N. P. Armitage Published: 01 June 2013
Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, doi: 10.2166/washdev.2013.044
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Application of a sustainability index for integrated urban water management in Southern African cities: Case study compa... Scp De Carvalho, Kj Carden, Np Armitage Published: 22 May 2012
Water SA, doi: 10.4314/wsa.v35i2.76727
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Poor service provision in developing countries, and particularly the provision of water-related services, present serious challenges to urban development. It is estimated that 300 m. people in Africa do not have access to safe drinking water and 313 m. have limited access to adequate sanitation. The critical situation in the water sector continues to undermine strategies for poverty eradication and retards development. It is possible that the failure in service provision can in part be attributed to an inability by policy makers to address urban water management in a holistic manner. In this study, a systems approach has been adopted to develop a composite index that could be used to assess the potential of a town or city to be sustainable. This index, the Sustainability Index for Integrated Urban Water Management (SIUWM) is composed of 5 components which disaggregate into 20 indicators and ultimately into 64 variables. Two Southern African urban centres, Hermanus and Maputo, were selected as initial case studies to test the applicability and validity of the index and to compare their sustainability index scores. Results of the SIUWM application demonstrate that the index could highlight areas for improvement and ultimately guide appropriate action and policy-making towards better service delivery and improved resource management.
Article 5 Reads 1 Citation Impediments to the adoption of alternative sewerage in South African urban informal settlements N. Ashipala, N. P. Armitage Published: 01 November 2011
Water Science and Technology, doi: 10.2166/wst.2011.746
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