I started reading about the Aral Sea disaster in 1989 ahead of my first visit, as a student and tourist, to Uzbekistan, then still a Soviet republic. In Karakalpakstan, the autonomous republic in current-day Uzbekistan, the Aral Sea has all but disappeared. Where fishing communities once thrived, all that remains is a scarred, desert landscape. Rusted ships are perched precariously on piles of sand and salt, along with a potent, unhealthy mix of toxic pollutants from industrial agriculture.
Deadline: 28-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC is seeking a consulting firm with a consortia of individuals to conduct a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the hydropower sector in Myanmar. The aim of the SEA is to identify and achieve broad consensus on a balanced, equitable and sustainable development pathway for hydropower in Myanmar over the next 20 years and beyond, based on environmental, social and economic considerations, to achieve the long-term economic development and sustainable use and protection of natural resources and ecosystems.