Pierre van Rensburg

From October 2014 the Strategic Executive for Infrastructure, Water and Technical Services at the City of Windhoek, Pierre van Rensburg holds a B. Eng. & a Master’s in Water and Wastewater Treatment. He is inter alia responsible for the strategic planning & operations of all water & sewer related infrastructure for Windhoek,

After 10 years in the public utilities sector he worked as a project development consultant, more specifically in the field of water and wastewater treatment before joining CoW.



The presentation will provide a general background and brief overview of the water supply history in the City of Windhoek, including the world-renowned Goreangab Water Reclamation Plant where direct potable water reclamation from treated sewage has been practiced since 1968. Reasons for and the extent of the current water crisis will be covered and explained, where after current mitigating measures within the control of the CoW, including a progress update, will be provided.