eC2: National groundwater quality survey and abstraction estimate

Deadline: 24-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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The specific objective of this assignment is to support the elaboration of the next River Basin Management Plans with the implementation of a series of field works over the groundwater bodies not being in good quantitative or chemical status and the groundwater bodies at risk not being in good status. The said field work is aiming at: 1) estimating the number of boreholes tapping each groundwater body and estimating the average pumping yields per usage, both data being necessary for estimating the total pumped yield per groundwater body; and 2) providing a series of groundwater quality analysis be used as a first countrywide groundwater sampling which might be used, in complement with every existing groundwater quantity results, to support the implementation of a state of the art quality monitoring network.

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eC2: Update national methodology for Flood Hazard & Risk Mapping (FHRM)

Deadline: 16-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

The objective of this assignment is to update the national methodology for Flood Hazard and Risk Mapping to respond to requirements from the EC regarding the integration of Climate Change and the emerging need to incorporate an approach to assess the risk of Pluvial Flooding. The consultant will be required to implement the following tasks:
Task 1. Refine the flood hazard and risk mapping method to include pluvial flooding and flash floods.
Task 2. Refine the methodology to assess coastal flood hazard.
Task 3. Refine the methodology to incorporate Climate Change allowances in the flood risk assessments.
Task 4. Vulnerability and risk assessment.

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eC2: Chemical status assessment methodology reflecting the impacts of the climate changes on the status of surface water

Deadline: 11-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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The assignment consists of the following activities:
Activity 1. Pressure and impact analysis taking into account new priority pollutants included in Directive 2013/39/EC and new industrial activities.
Activity 2 Chemical Status assessment.
Activity 3: Training of experts on the application of developed methodology for chemical status assessment.
Activity 4. Assessment of chemical status of water bodies in the country based on defined background concentrations, refined methodologies for chemical status assessment (including application of BLM) and available results (EEA).
Activity 5. Proposal for new monitoring programs or at least proposal for new monitoring points and pollutants for measurement. Critical evaluation of concentration of pollutants that has never been introduced in the country and never measured above EQS and proposal for their elimination from monitoring programs.

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eC2: Update of the economic analysis

Deadline: 27-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The assignment envisages an update of the economic analysis needed for the

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preparation of the third River Basin Management Plans (RBMP) in Bulgaria. It is based on the stocktaking and gap analysis review of the second RBMPs and the European Commissions Member State Assessment Report on the second cycle RBMPs for the four river basin management areas in Bulgaria. The update of the economic analysis essentially entails a collation of analyses of available data sources to deliver the economic outputs needed. It does not involve any original research.

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eC2: Development of national methodologies for assessment of the hydromorphological status of surface water bodies of category rivers, lakes and transitional waters

Deadline: 08-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washingtonwater D.C.)

Assignment Title: 1262415 – Development of national methodologies for assessment of the hydromorphological status of surface water bodies (SWB) of category rivers, lakes and transitional waters, surveying of hydro-morphological quality elements, testing and validation of methodologies and assessment of the hydromorphological status of SWBs.

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eC2: Development of national methodology for identification and designation of Heavily Modified Water Bodies (HMWBs)by further development of the national approach

Deadline: 07-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

This assignment aims at the development of a national methodology for identification and designation of HMWBs by further development of the existing national approach and adaptation of most recent international best practices. The methodology should comply with the Water Framework Directive and the relevant Common Implementation Strategy Guidance documents and should simultaneously consider the local specifics and the identified deficiencies during the previous cycles of River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs). It should largely (at this stage for 3rd RBMP) be based on available data regarding the various modifications and any appraisal guidance for them and any findings of such appraisals. A testing of the methodology with application of the “mitigation measures” methods for all types of physical modifications and uses of the surface water bodies is planned within the frame of the assignment by the use of readily available data.

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eC2:Determination of the capacity of water bodies to take nutrient pollution

Deadline: 02-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)waterkraan-nieuws-header

The assignment comprises of three main activities:
Activity 1: Identification and quantification of the factors determining the self-purification ability of different types of water bodies of categories river, lake and transitional waters
Activity 2: Identification of the impact of different concentrations of nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus forms) on the ecological status of the different types of water bodies of categories river, lake and transitional waters
Activity 3: Development, testing and validation of methodology/mathematical models for determining the capacity of different types of water bodies of categories river, lake and transitional waters

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eC2: Technical Consultant – Airport PPPs – IFC PPP Transaction Advisory

Deadline:  03-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

IFC PPP Transaction Advisory is seeking to recruit an international technical consultant for structuring and implementation of an airport concession tender. The airport is in a EU member state and has capacity of ~5m passengers annually. Additional project information will be disclosed to the shortlisted companies. The work of the technical consultants is to be divided into two main phases. Phase 1 transaction structuring will encompass a technical analysis of all aspects of the project, including traffic projections, capital investment program, and environmental and social issues. Phase 2 will consist of the transaction implementation and will require from the technical consultant to assist in the successful tendering of the project by providing input to the technical annexes of the project documents, assistance with the bidders due diligence and evaluation of their technical offers.

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World Bank to Support Bulgarian Government with Energy Sector Assessment

Article originally published on the World Bank website.

The Bulgarian Government and the Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) have asked the World Bank to provide a sound analytical basis and options that the Ministry of Energy and BEH could consider in defining a strategy for financial recovery and the liberalization of the power market.

The advisory support will be implemented in two phases. In the first phase, which starts now in collaboration with the Bulgarian Energy Holding, the Bank will undertake an objective assessment of the sector’s financial position to propose options for the implementation of the liberalization of the power market. Continue reading