Deadline: 28-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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.
Deadline: 01-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The State Water Corporation (SWC) for Red Sea State manages water supply for the city of Port Sudan. The city relies on two critical sources Arbaat Dam (which is under threat from siltation) and Arbaat well field. A new well field at Moj is also a potential source. This assignment aims to generate high quality data on the following: At Arbaat Dam & At Arbaat and Moj Wellfields. Outputs: A water resource monitoring report that includes a model of the sediment dynamics of the main catchment area (by Sep 2018). On-the-job-training and training manual for technical staff at SWC with responsibilities for the managing water resources for Port Sudan water supply (by Jun 2018)
Deadline: 05-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The assignment is to assist the Government of Angola in defining the options and the strategy for structuring a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in the province of Cabinda.
The expected results of the activity are to:
(i) Draw Lessons from Other PPPs in the Water Sector in Angola;
(ii) Undertake an assessment of Cabinda water utility operations;
(iii) Carry out a stakeholder engagement analysis;
(iv) Prepare options and strategy for structuring a PPP scheme in Cabinda;
(v) Support the preparation of the preferred PPP project option; and
(vi) Provide lessons learning and capacity building support
Deadline: 19-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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.
Deadline: 05-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The general objective of the assignment is to design, market, deliver and monitor the delivery and results of business development services in order to improve operational performance of participating private water operators in both business management skills and technical skills. This Business Development Services program will be hosted by CWA in partnership with the MIH, specifically with the General Department of Potable Water Supply (GDPWS). Therefore, the consultant is expected to work closely with the CWA and in coordination with GDPWS of MIH in all aspects of the assignment.
Deadline: 31-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
International Finance Corporation (IFC), through its Advisory Services in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) implements the ECA Energy and Water Solutions for Corporates program. The Program delivers IFC services in energy and resource efficiency area via two components: (1) firm level advisory engagements and (2) market/sector-level activities with groups of firms. The Program is looking to hire an individual short-term consultant senior technical expert – to strengthen the Program teams technical expertise in water efficiency.The consultant is expected to provide technical input in delivering individual client engagements and sector-level activities.
Deadline: 27-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
International Finance Corporation (IFC), through its Advisory Services in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) implements the ECA Energy and Water Solutions for Corporates program. The Program aims to catalyze uptake and increase investments in climate friendly energy and water efficient solutions, so that companies and municipalities in ECA become more productive and competitive. The Program delivers IFC services in energy and resource efficiency area via two components: (1) firm level advisory engagements and (2) market/sector-level activities with groups of firms.
The Program plans to develop a standardized advisory service to assess water efficiency, including water preparation and wastewater treatment, for its food processing clients in the region (the tool).
Today we celebrate World Water Day around the world.
- 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.
Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6) calls for “universal and equitable access to safe and 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?