The WACA Call for Innovation Demo Day and Award Ceremony were hosted by the World Bank on 17 and 18 November 2020. It featured presentations of the five shortlisted competitors pitching their proposals. Among the top three winners were two Dutch consortia which included NWP members HKV, IHE Delft, Witteveen+Bos, CDR International, Boskalis and Wetlands International.
Deadline: 09-Dec-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The RWSS Project scope would entails on-lending the funds to approximately 17 Central and Mekong Delta Provinces. These TORs refer to technical assistance services to promote scaling up private sector participation (PSP) in the scope of the tentative RWSS Project, to be carried out over an 18-month period, which is expected to begin approximately in December 2020. The technical assistance is intended to raise the capacity of central and provincial government officials and other stakeholders to understand better the PSP options for RWS and to design, procure, carry out and monitor rural water supply (RWS) investment sub-projects proposed by the provinces, particularly to increase PSP in terms of both capital investments and technical expertise for management of the rural water schemes. The RWSS Project, both technical assistance and lending, would be intended to have a measurable impact on access to RWS, Sustainability, Climate Resilience, Pro-poor Impact, and PSP of RWS in the participating provinces.
Deadline: 21-Sep-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The assignment includes but not limited to gap analysis of relevant existing policy and institutional architecture, stakeholder consultations, developing and implementing a methodology for sampling, testing, and data analysis of macro/microplastic load, and providing actionable recommendations based on primary and secondary research.
Firms responding to this EOI must have direct, relevant experience in river/marine pollution data collection and analysis and interventions, as demonstrated by relevant project case histories and depth and breadth of staff expertise. Interested firms or consortia must have a local office and presence in Pakistan to be eligible.
Deadline: 10-Sep-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank (WB) will facilitate one-day virtual events to showcase technologies available on the market to client organizations local governments, utilities, and other service providers in each of two (2) selected regions, which will be identified based on initial client and WB Water Global Practice regional unit demand.
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On 29 June 2020, the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) and the World Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support West Africa’s efforts to build coastal resilience. Developed under the West Africa Coastal Areas (WACA) Program, this marks an important step towards making Dutch expertise in coastal and flood management available to West African countries. Bianca Nijhof, Managing Director at NWP, and Simeon Ehui, Regional Director for Sustainable Development for Africa at the World Bank, sealed the agreement and highlighted how effective coastal management and nature-based climate solutions are at the nexus of economic development and poverty reduction.
The World Bank Group is launching a Call for Innovation under the West Africa Coastal Areas Management Program (WACA) to bridge the gap between innovators and port developers/owners to build sustainable and integrated coastal management. The call is part of the WACA Resilience Investment Project (WACA ResIP), a multi-country regional project that aims to support present assets and strengthen the resilience of coastal communities for Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, and Togo. The project supported them develop multi-sectoral investment planning processes, culminating in WACA Multi Sector Investment Plans (MSIPs).
The challenge is to identify innovative and feasible solutions to fight coastal erosion and flooding issues associated with the ongoing development of large commercial ports and maritime operations in the six countries. In most cases, existing ports were built with limited if no zero planning and considerations of potential exacerbation of coastal erosion. The significant threat is that this shortcoming is also occurring in the
design and construction of new ports. The scope is to identify innovations that allow to avoid, mitigate, and remediate the geomorphological and ecological impacts associated with existing and planned commercial ports in West Africa.
Deadline: 18-Dec-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
To ascertain the potential energy savings and cost reductions, the World Bank will engage a consultant to conduct a detailed energy and water audit of the Cutzamala system to identify, assess and recommend opportunities for improving energy efficiency and load management.
The assignment is expected to be conducted in three Phases:
Inception Phase Preliminary Assessment
Phase I Assessment of energy efficiency, load management & renewable energy opportunities
Phase II Identification and assessment of new technologies and financing options
Deadline: 12-Nov-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The assignment aims at filling the encountered gaps in terms of methodical base, qualitative and quantitative data for hydromorphological quality elements (HMQE), required for the assessment of the ecological status of surface water bodies (SWBs) and potential of Heavily Modified Water Bodies (HMWB) and Artificial Water Bodies (AWBs), in compliance with the WFD and most recent good practices and CIS guidance documents. The procedures are mandatory for achieving the objectives of Directive 2000/60/EC and the obligations of Bulgaria as a MS with respect to the EU water policy. The results have to provide the missing and further develop the existing methodical basis, which should regulate and guide the identification and designation of HMWBs & AWBs, the execution of further field works and monitoring programs, the interpretation of the results for HMQEs and the following assessment of the hydromorphological status of SWBs of category rivers, lakes and transitional waters as supporting the overall ecological status assessment.
Deadline: 07-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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.