Mikhail D. Probirsky, Vodokanal of St.Petersburg (Russia)
Improvement Management System Aimed to Taking Responsibility for a Sustainable Future
Abstract: Vodokanal’s objective is not limited to the supply of clean potable water to the citizens. Vodokanal does much attention to conservation of clean Baltic Sea. Over the recent years, Vodokanal has implemented a large-scale environmental program — The Neva Untreated Wastewater Discharge Closure Program. Before 1978 municipal sewage was not treated at all in the former Leningrad. All dirt produced by the city industries, dwelling houses, hospitals and institutions was discharged directly into the Neva and other watercourses. Today, we treat 94 per cent of sewage. By 2015, we want to reach the 98% level.
Biography: Mikhail Probirsky is Director of St. Petersburg Wastewater Disposal Branch of SUE “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg” since 2008. He has more than 35 years of experience at operational and strategic management in Vodokanal of St. Petersburg. In 2011, Vodokanal of St. Petersburg became a finalist of the EFQM Excellence Award.