Putting Nature to Work: Integrating Green and Gray Infrastructure for Water Security and Climate Resilience

“Integrating Green and Gray – Creating Next Generation Infrastructure” is a joint report z.pngfrom the World Bank and the World Resources Institute (WRI) that aims to advance the integration of green and gray infrastructure solutions on the ground. It places a spotlight on the world’s growing infrastructure crisis, driven by climate change and growing populations. It proposes insights, solutions and examples for putting nature to work. It examines the technical, environmental, social and economic dimensions of a typical project assessment but also outlines, with new clarity and detail, the enabling conditions required to facilitate successful implementation of green-gray projects. Harnessing the collective analytical and technical expertise of the World Bank and WRI, it aims to build momentum in both policy and practice.

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eC2: Capacity building in support of weather, water and climate services in Mali and Niger

Deadline: 04-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank is one of the implementing partners of the Climate Risk and Early pexels-photo-831890.jpegWarning Systems (CREWS) initiative and through the CREWS initiative provides complementary technical assistance to the national hydrological and meteorological services of Mali and Niger in capacity building and institutional strengthening for national weather, water and climate services, early warning system. The World Bank is looking for a qualified consulting firm (incl. universities or similar institutions) to deliver technical assistance with this regard.

The overall objective of this assignment is to strengthen the capacity of the national hydro-meteorological services of Mali and Niger. More specifically, the consultancy has four main objectives: (a) Provide guidance for strengthening technical and human capacity of all relevant stakeholders in Mali and Niger; (b) Provide tailored short courses to strengthen the technical capacity of the technical experts of the national hydrometeorological services in Mali and Niger; (c) Provide guidance on the communication and awareness raising for effective weather, water and climate services in Mali and Niger; and (d) provide guidance on investment planning and public-private services for effective weather, water and climate services in Mali and Niger.

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eC2: Building the Capacity of Water Supply Service Providers in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Adaptation

Deadline: 15-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

This consultancy services is to provide advisory services and technical inputs to increase indonesiaawareness and capacity of relevant Government of Indonesia line agencies in developing DRM and climate adaptation plans for water supply infrastructure, particularly to address seismic and hydro-meteorological (floods, droughts and landslides) risks. The key objectives are to: (i) develop a technical report that outlines guidance on how to address DRM and climate adaptation aspects in water supply infrastructure; (ii) develop a set of technical guidelines and standard operating procedures that will assist PDAMs to prepare DRM and climate adaptation plans; and (iii) provide technical assistance to AKATIRTA and/or MPWH’s Balai Teknik Air Minum (BTAM) to increase their capacity in delivering trainings and education programs in the design and operation of resilient water and sanitation infrastructure.

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eC2: Understanding urban flood risk in Jujuy, Argentina

Deadline: 31-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank is seeking consultant services to analyze urban flood risk in the city ofpexels-photo-831890.jpeg San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina, as part of the World Bank’s City Resilience Program. Specifically, the consultancy will focus in the Chijra River. The expected tasks include:
1. Diagnosis of current situation including compiling, preparing, complementing and / or updating existing information.
2. Develop a Digital Terrain Model for the whole basin using the existing information.
3. Analysis of hydrological aspects; mainly the review of the studies available within the basin and close to it, considering the historical values and the climatic tendencies indicated in the recent history.
4. Construction of a 1D hydrodynamic model for the area based on the MDT.
5. Evaluate the possibility of calibration of the models with background information.
6. Prepare the base cartography of the area based on the available information.
7. Define the design events for the exploitation of the hydrodynamic model.
8. Draw the flood lines for the different scenarios.
9. Analyze sediment transport at basin level.
10. Identify erosion / sedimentation zones.
11. Identify existing infrastructures that affect natural runoff.
12. Identify population and infrastructure exposed to risk.
13. Identify mitigation works for both floods and erosion / sedimentation phenomena.

The assignment and all deliverables will be in Spanish.

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eC2: Climate Change Risk Assessment for Mpatamanga Project in Malawi

Deadline: 03-Sep-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Assignment Description: The objective is to conduct a Climate Risk Assessment for theHYDRO Mpatamanga Hydropower Project in Malawi, using the BEta version of the World Bank’s Hydropower Sector Climate Resilience Guidelines.

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eC2: Strengthening Natural Hazard Resilience in Yemen’s Major Cities

Deadline: 14-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank will carry out a multi-hazard assessment in Sanaa, Aden and 2286002741_fdde7127e5_bHodeidah. These cities are exposed to hazards such as coastal and urban floods, seismic activity, tsunamis, volcanoes and water scarcity.
The consultancy will develop hazard maps, assessing individual hazards and their interdependence. The assessment will provide spatial insight into the hazards footprints in the form of fully licensed, GIS compatible datasets. It will gauge the exposure of each of the cities to hazard risks, considering their location, attributes, and when possible vulnerabilities and the value of their assets.

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eC2:Improving technical knowledge of coastal waste infrastructure in the Seychelles in relation to climate and disaster risks

Deadline: 13-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The assignment includes a feasibility study to determine the risk associated with this Maledivenexisting waste management coastal infrastructure and provide a diagnostic designed to define potential interventions for policy reform, alternative options for mitigating forecasted climate and weather related risks and strengthening institutional capacity for managing this risk.

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eC2: Action Planning for Social Inclusion in Disaster Risk Management Portfolio in South Asia

Qiangtang River BasinDeadline: 22-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Banks South Asia Disaster Risk Management (DRM) team has commenced a new regional Technical Assistance (TA): Mainstreaming Inclusive Resilience in South Asia (P167456), to proactively incorporate social inclusion in the existing and new DRM lending portfolio. The objectives of this assignment are: (a) to develop action plans for five pilot projects, that are either new or existing, to better address social inclusion in the project design/implementation stage; and (b) to design and deliver training workshops that help government counterparts and World Bank’s DRM and Social Development specialists, to design more socially inclusive DRM projects. Under this assignment, two activities are planned: (i) action planning to identify practical entry points for more robust social inclusion elements in the five pilot projects; (ii)training workshop for consultation and learning opportunities.

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eC2: Climate Resilient Industries Framework Development

Deadline: 19-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The World Bank Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice and Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) Tokyo Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Hub is embarking on a knowledge project on Business Continuity Planning (BCP) for Climate Resilient Industries. imagesThe Project aims to identify, mitigate, and manage risks from disasters and climate change impacts that disrupt national industries, domestic and international value chains, undermine competitiveness and reduce economic derived from industries through a focus on business continuity planning and upgrading of critical industrial infrastructure. The results from this knowledge project will fill a critical gap in knowledge related to industrial resilience and provide the World Bank Group with a clear entry point on providing solutions for client governments.

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eC2: Climate Resilient Industries Framework Development

Deadline: 14-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: World Bank is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from qualified firms with relevant expertise to: 1) conduct an analysis, review, and presentation of case studies on good practices and lessons learned on how to strengthen resilience of industrial sectors in face of disaster and climate change impacts, and 2) develop a framework to apply and scale the know-how captured in the industrial resilience case studies and from other sources through World Banks operations in partnership with client government partners.

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