eC2: Cumulative Impact Assessment and Management of Renewable Energy Development in the Myitgne River Basin in Myanmar

Deadline: 27-Sep-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water-tajikistan780x439

Assignment Description: Cumulative Impact Assessment and Management of Renewable Energy Development in the Myitgne River Basin in Myanmar. The purpose of this assignment is to conduct a cumulative impact assessment of renewable energy projects in the Myitgne River Basin in Myanmar. The objectives include: 1. Plan and execute an integrated assessment of the cumulative impacts of renewable energy development in the Myitgne River Basin, including power optimization and development scenarios. 2. Lead the participatory design of a framework for ongoing river basin co-management in the Myitgne, including collaborative environmental and social impact monitoring and management. 3. Strengthen the capacity of Myitgne River Basin stakeholders in CIA and co-management.

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eC2: Supervision and knowledge transfer for the development of a river basin-wide flood management plan

Deadline: 09-Sep-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

Assignment Description: The main tasks of the firm to be selected through this procurement is to carry out supervision of activity (2) above, i.e. the development of the Integrated Flood Management Plan (IFMP) that will cover the three river basins, Ba, Cai Ninh Hoa and Cai Nha Trang. Three IFMP in three river basins will be developed. Upon request of VNDMA, it is necessary to scale up the experiences of, and lessons learnt from IFMP development in Vietnam. It is not the intention of this firm to be hired to develop the plan, but more to provide quality assurance during the management plan development process, and to ensure that adequate knowledge transfer is done to allow lessons learnt from other successful flood management plan development projects in Vietnam and other countries globally, are reflected through the development process and in the final plan. Integrated Flood Management Plans (IFMP) is a generic term that refers to flood risk management plans developed at the river basin level.

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eC2: Pre-Feasibility study for a financing facility in the Danube River Basin Region

Deadline: 08-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank ECA Water team is considering different options to support client Danubemapcountries in the development of special financing facilities for water utilities, with a focus on facilities extending targeted lending to utilities for increasing their operational efficiency directly impacting their financial situation. A regional, multi-country or national financing facility would aim to achieve the following objectives: i) provide financing for small investments resulting in efficiency improvements which can contribute to achieving long term sustainability of WSS services; ii) improve cost recovery and financial sustainability and utility creditworthiness; and iii) contribute to building up a commercial banking market for WSS utility lending by developing the skills of commercial banks to take municipal/utility risk. See attached TOR for further details. The Firm to be selected will undertake a feasibility study to support the design of such financing facility.

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Flooded rivers: taking a bird’s eye view

Floodplains are attractive areas for development, with over 2 billion people living within the world’s 10 largest river basins. Yet, they are also at particular risk from overflowing rivers. Globally, river floods affect more than 21 million people. By 2030, due to climate change, population growth, and rapid urbanization, this number could rise to 54 million.

How can we enjoy the benefits these locations bring, without putting ourselves at unnecessary danger from floods?

While it is impossible to fully eliminate flood risk, actions can be taken to minimize the impact.

A proactive river basin-wide approach to flood risk management may be one of the solutions.

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eC2: Cumulative Impact Assessment and Management in the Trishuli River Basin

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

The Project aims to facilitate collaborative assessment, monitoring and management of cumulative impacts via the participatory development and implementation of a Trishuli Basin Co-Management Platform (TCMP). The TCMP would be led by a team comprising the IFC, private sector HPP developers and the Government of Nepal – in permanent consultation with potentially affected communities, CSOs, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders. The TCMP is expected to significantly enhance governance in the Trishuli Basin and make planning and development of future HPPs and associated infrastructure more sustainable, efficient and transparent. The TCMP will support the mitigation of potential cumulative environmental and social impacts resulting from multiple or successive developments.
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eC2: Development of a National Early Warning Platform for Rwanda and a Flood Early Warning system

Deadline: 19-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

 

A consulting firm is being sought to develop and operationalize a national platform to watersupport data sharing, analysis, visualization and decision making (for example through automated alert triggering) in support of a shared early warning approach between MIDIMAR, RMA, RNRA, and District government teams. While the focus of this support will be at the national level, the firm will also develop a local early warning system utilizing the national platform in the Sebeya Basin.

To complete the Sebeya Basin flood early warning system, the firm will also develop and operationalize a flood forecasting system in the basin. The firm will provide technical expertise on flood hazard assessment, particularly hydraulic/hydrological modeling, flood hazard mapping and operational flood forecasting, also to support capacity building of the appropriate agencies at the national and local levels.

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China: Keeping the Water and Environment Clean in the Qiangtang River Basin

The article was published on the World Bank website the 29th of February. Qiangtang River Basin

Qiangtang River is the largest river in China’s Zhejiang Province, providing drinking water for most of the 15 million people living in the river basin. It is called the “Mother River” of Zhejiang.

In the last few decades, with rapid economic growth, huge volumes of untreated wastewater and solid waste were dumped into the river, polluting the water and environment. This in turn poses a serious threat to the living conditions and the safety of drinking water of a large number of urban and rural residents.

While larger cities have made good progress in improving environmental services in recent years, small towns are lagging behind. Water supply is estimated to be safe in only 29% of Zhejiang’s small towns. Wastewater treatment coverage rate in small towns is only 26%. Sanitary solid waste disposal facilities are almost non-existent.

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