eC2:Wind Resource Assessment and Mapping

Deadline: 30-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)light-bulb-297489_640

The envisaged scope of the Master Agreement would be based on access to high quality, global, and regularly updated wind resource data from a maintained dataset, founded on the most advanced, peer reviewed wind resource modeling methodologies currently available. The resource data shall be scientifically validated using ground-based measurements where these exist, with the validation results in the public domain. However, the Master Agreement would not include provision for new ground-based measurements, nor would the winning Vendor be expected to commission ground-based measurements themselves. The dataset shall include all the key variables for mesoscale wind resource assessment, at multiple heights, at a minimum resolution of 3km, and with a temporal coverage of at least 10 years.

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How can water utilities provide reliable water to poor people in African cities?

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 targets“universal and equitablwater-www-logo-squarede access to safe and affordable drinking water for all”. However, in Africa’s fast-growing cities, just accessing water is a daily struggle for many poor families. While Africa’s urban population is expected to triple by 2050, the proportion of people with improved water supply has barely grown since 1990, and the share of those with water piped to their premises has declined from 43 percent in 1990 to 33 percent in 2015. Poor families bear the brunt of these inadequacies through poor health, the long time required to collect water, and higher costs when purchasing from on-sellers’

The World Bank at World Water Week 2016

The global water community is gearing up for Stockholm World Water Week 2016. Tpicahis year’s theme, “Water for Sustainable Growth,” comes at a critical time, as we are mobilizing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in which water plays an essential part.

Water touches nearly every aspect of development.  It drives economic growth, supports healthy ecosystems, and is fundamental for life.  However, water can threaten health and prosperity as well as promote it.  Water-related hazards, including floods, storms, and droughts, are already responsible for 9 out of 10 natural disasters, and climate change is expected to increase these risks.  As water resources become increasingly strained, the risk of conflict and instability may also grow.

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eC2:Support to the Myanmar Hydro Advisory Program on Improving Environmental and Social Standards in the Hydropower Sector (STC)

Deadline:15-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.HYDRO

IFC’s Hydro Advisory program is currently implementing a new environmental and social standards in the hydropower sector program in Myanmar. The overall program aims to increase the share of new hydropower investments that adhere to good international industry E&S practices and will involve working closely with government, the private sector, the World Bank and other stakeholders in this space.

The purpose of the assignment will be for a Myanmar National Consultant to assist with program support, implementation of activities, and communication.

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Water, Water (Not) Everywhere: the Imperative of Increasing Water Use Efficiency

Today, nearly 1.6 billion people live in countries with physical water scarcity – a figure thatwater-tajikistan780x439 may double in just two decades.

As economies and populations grow, their demand for water also grows. Water is not only essential for human life, it is a vital factor for production – meaning that diminishing water supplies can translate into lower economic growth. A recent assessment, “High and Dry: Climate Change, Water and the Economy”, a report by the Water Global Practice of the World Bank, found that some regions could see their growth rates decline by as much as 6% of GDP by 2050 due to water-related losses in various sectors.

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eC2: Supporting Electricity Sector Reform

Deadline: 08-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)light-bulb-297489_640

The project consists of 4 tasks and is listed as separate tenders, click task for more info.

A: Libya- Supporting Electricity Sector Reform (P154606) –

B: Supporting Electricity Sector Reform (P154606) – Task-B. Fuel (Natural Gas) Availability, Cost Reduction and LNG Import Options Study.

C: Libya- Supporting Electricity Sector Reform (P154606) – Task-C. Institutional Development and Performance Improvement of GECOL.

D: Libya- Supporting Electricity Sector Reform (P154606) – Task-D. Strategic Plan for Renewable Energy Development.

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eC2:Smallholder farmer training

Deadline: 29-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)rwandan farmers

Provide training to smallholder farmers living in Ile District, Zambezia Province on fire control and management (for 6,500 farmers) and conservation agriculture (for a subset of 2,500 farmers). Provide planting seed and disease resistant cassava stalks to 2,500 farmers.

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eC2:Case Studies and Technical Guides for Resilient Infrastructure PPPs

Deadline: 07-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)PPPs

The Project consists of two components: Knowledge Development and Knowledge Exchange & Dissemination. The first component will study the evolution of disaster resilient PPP projects and the contractual and procurement structure that has impacted on private investment. The second component will consist of workshops where lessons learned will be discussed and shared among stakeholders. The final Technical Guides will be produced combining the case studies and the outcome of the workshops, disseminated through several channels to feed into PPP project preparation and standardization of PPP documents.

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eC2:Developing an early warning system for forest fire in Mozambique

Deadline: 18-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Forestry

This consultancy will develop an early warning system for forest fire in Mozambique. The system will be based on four sources of information: 1) near real time monitoring of satellite images from Meteosat, MODIS and Suomi-NPP; 2) characterization of the fire regime in Mozambique, based on analysis of historical satellite images; 3) effect of season and climate on fire risk, based on the Fire Weather Index and 4) geographical modeling of fire risk and intensity.
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