eC2: Benefit Sharing in Hydropower

Deadline: 28-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

Social license to operate is a critical issue for renewable energy projects, particularly in the hydropower sector which can pose significant environmental and social impacts. Numerous cases in developing and developed countries demonstrated that stakeholder support for hydropower projects is often closely interwoven with the perceived balance of impacts and benefits to the host communities. Perceived absence of benefit sharing can cause objection to the development and lead to stagnation of projects and loss of social license to operate. The objective of the study is to highlight benefit sharing frameworks and document lessons from global experiences. This will help the private sector understand the different models of benefit sharing and how its implementation can support gaining social license to operate for hydropower projects.

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eC2: Basin-wide studies in the Jhelum-Poonch Basin, Pakistan for Sustainable Hydropower

Deadline:  15-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

The consultants will undertake the following activities at the Jhelum-Poonch Basin-wide level. Consultant proposals must indicate to what extent the data collection and analysis will be done and the specific output for each activity. On-the-job learning among local level authorities is essential in the areas of collecting and managing scientific data. Broader multi-stakeholder engagement is also essential including overall involvement of local authorities, NGOs, the Hydropower Developers Working Group, Ministry of Water and Power, PPIB and NEPRA, among others.

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Meeting Indonesia’s Urban Sanitation Needs

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  • Indonesia’s rapid urbanization brings challenges to meeting sanitation needs of the urban population.
  • Access to improved sanitation facilities, with human excreta hygienically separated from human contact, has increased but 95% of fecal sludge is not treated and contaminates the environment.
  • Indonesia is taking a new approach to meet its target of universal sanitation access by 2019.

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eC2:Niger Delivery of water treatment options and behavioral interventions

Deadline: 10-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Waste water plant

The World Bank is seeking to hire an experienced and qualified social marketing organization to (i) deliver chlorine inputs to about 150 selected rural villages in Dosso (22), Maradi (69), Zinder (41), Tillabéri (31) and Tahoua (35); (ii) adapt and implement behavioral supports for water treatment/ chlorine use designed in collaboration with the World Bank (iii); deliver training around sanitation behaviors in a sub-set of the villages where the intervention will be implemented. The intervention will take place in approximately 150 villages in and is expected to start in June 2017, at the end of the Ramadan. The assignment will be part of a WASH pilot intervention to augment the World Bank Niger Safety Nets project.

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World Water Day: Take Action around the World to Tackle a Water Crisis

Today we celebrate World Water Day around the world.WWD17-feature

  • In Marseille, young people are coming together to promote innovative projects by entrepreneurs for recycling water in households, agriculture, industry and the environment, and to focus attention on the shared responsibility to build water security for the future of the Mediterranean Region.
  • In Durban, the UN is launching the 2017 World Water Development Report (WWDR) titled “Wastewater: The Untapped Resource” and the High Level Panel on Water is unveiling the initiative on “Access to water and sanitation for 10 billion people” to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • In Rome, an unprecedented conversation is happening at the Vatican to shift how the world values and understands its single most precious resource: water.
  • In Indonesia, national television is focusing on good practices in fecal sludge management, highlighting the link between poor sanitation and stunting, and discussing how to meet the country’s target of universal access to water and sanitation by 2019.

World Water Day is about taking action around the world to tackle a water crisis.

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eC2: Community Mapping Facilitation and Training for Tanzania Urban Flood Risk Exposure

Deadline: 10-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water
To extend the community mapping planning, training, coordination and analytical support of the Ramani Huria program of Tanzania into a new phase for 2017 2019. Support to 200+ university students on placement in industry program in deploying openstreetmapping with local government and communities in Dar es Salaam and Mwanza with a focus on unplanned and flood-prone urban environments. 

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Building institutional capacity for rural sanitation: India’s Uttar Pradesh State

Uttar Pradesh (UP), India’s most populous state with about 200 million people, has up2historically not performed well on sanitation. According to census figures from 2001 and 2011, the proportion of rural UP dwellers with a toilet increased slightly during the first decade of this century. However, the population grew as well, meaning that, overall, 13 million more people were defecating in the open in 2011.

Factors which have held back UP’s progress on sanitation include poverty, absence of a robust sanitation strategy, and lack of focus and determination from decision-makers.

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How to test water quality? Here are some low-cost, low-tech options

Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6) calls for “universal and equitable access to safe waterand affordable drinking water” by 2030, which is quite different from access to an “improved” water source, which has been our primary focus with the Millennium Development Goals. This makes water quality monitoring essential: how can we assess progress towards #SDG6 without knowing whether water is safe to drink?

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