eC2: South Asia Water Initiative (SAWI) Rivers and Plastics – A Diagnostic Report for the Indus Basin in Pakistan

Deadline: 21-Sep-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

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.

Continue reading

eC2:  Capacity building on non-revenue water reduction and control, including through performance-based contracts, for the water and sewerage

Deadline: 10-Sep-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)img_2137

The activity consists in capacity building on non-revenue water (NRW) reduction and control, including through performance-based contracts (PBCs), of the water and sewerage utility of the State of Pernambuco, Brazil (Compesa), and is part of the “Recife Smart Urban Water Management” Program, aiming to support the modernization of water supply and sanitation service delivery in the Recife Metropolitan Region (RMR), through the piloting of innovative smart water approaches. The specific objective of this activity is to develop and deliver a training program on NRW reduction and PBCs, comprising four modules, as well as both a distance learning and an in person components. In addition, the Firm will deliver a NRW reduction and PBC toolkit as a reference and guide for Compesa.

Continue reading

eC2: Water Innovation Platform

Deadline: 10-Sep-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

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.
See Full tender link below to see the TOR

Continue reading

eC2: Guyana- Improving Urban Resilience of Coastal Cities in the Caribbean through Resilient Infrastructure and Urban Planning

Deadline: 31-Aug-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) blog-in-benin-can-resilient-investment-solutions-save-a-battered-coast-780x439

The consultancy primary objective is to provide professional expertise to develop a comprehensive urban resilience plan for the select coastal cities in Guyana, which aims to,
1.Study approaches for improving urban infrastructure planning to achieve resilience goals in coastal cities for the sustainable concurrence of the urban space with natural environment;
2.Help urban practitioners better understand the integration of green with existing grey infrastructure and contextually inform citiesplanning strategies; and
3.Forge an urban vision to identify infrastructure need and investment opportunities for the cities in the selected coastal areas.
Scope of Work
As part of the EU-GFDRR/WB Regional Resilience Program for LAC, the project will focus on carrying out diagnostic work related to urban resilience in selected coastal cities in Guyana. The main objective is to develop an integrated vision for building resilience and sustainability into infrastructure.

Continue reading

eC2: Grenada – Improving Urban Resilience of Coastal Cities in the Caribbean through Resilient Infrastructure and Urban Planning

Deadline: 31-Aug-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water-pollution-cartoon

The consultancy objective is to provide professional expertise to develop a comprehensive urban resilience plan for the select coastal cities in Grenada which aims to,
1.Study approaches for improving urban infrastructure planning to achieve resilience goals in coastal cities for the sustainable concurrence of the urban space with natural environment;
2.Help urban practitioners better understand the integration of green with existing grey infrastructure and contextually inform cities planning strategies; and
3.Forge an urban vision to identify infrastructure need and investment opportunities for the cities in the selected coastal areas.
Scope of Work
As part of the EU-GFDRR/WB Regional Resilience Program for LAC, the project will focus on carrying out diagnostic work related to urban resilience in selected coastal cities for Grenada. The main objective is to develop an integrated vision for building resilience and sustainability into infrastructure.

Continue reading

What does Urban Resilience mean in the Eastern Caribbean context?

When you think of a city, what comes to your mind? Skyscrapers? Subways? Crowds of castries_saintluica.jpgpeople jostling each other as they head to work? And what comes to mind when you think of an Eastern Caribbean island? Sun, sand, beaches paradise? Yet, Eastern Caribbean countries also have cities of thousands of people. In 2017, 35% of the Eastern Caribbean* population was urban: 221,000 out of 628,000 people lived in cities.
Continue reading

eC2: Investment Funding Mechanisms and Institutional Set-up Options for a National Urban Flood Risk Investment Program for Indonesian Cities

Extended deadline!

Deadline: 23-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank is supporting the Government of Indonesia to address critical urban indonesiaflood risk management and investment needs in Indonesia. This technical assignment will assist with the development of a conceptual framework design for a national urban flood risk reduction investment program, which could comprise risk reduction investments, technical capacity building, knowledge sharing, and innovation generation. The key output will be a conceptual framework and sustainable implementation model for the proposed program that addresses the identified needs through proposed financial and organizational arrangements; makes recommendations for any needed regulatory/institutional/financial arrangements; and propose an overall action plan and timeline to put the program into effect. The team will be expected to provide technical advice on public financial management, municipal finance, disaster risk management, flood risk management, and urban development.

Continue reading

Three New Ways to Help Cities Reach Their Climate Goals

Article published on http://www.worldbank.org on November 28, 2016.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • With the Paris climate agreement in full force, countries around the world must now get down to the serious business of addressing climate change.
  • Cities – responsible for two-thirds of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and 70 percent of energy consumption – are on the front lines.
  • At COP 22, the Bank highlighted three of its newest tools to help cities meet climate challenges.

Continue reading

Article: How Can We Finance the Resilient Cities of the Future?

Article published by the World Bank  on October 12, 2016.

Image
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • By 2030, without efforts to boost urban resilience, climate change may push up to 77 million more urban residents into poverty.
  • The world has a brief window of opportunity to make cities more resilient, but it will take a significant amount of funding—especially for developing countries.
  • A new report discusses the challenges and opportunities of unlocking investment in resilient infrastructure for improved urban livelihoods worldwide.

eConsultant2: Strengthening DRM and Resilience of Central American Municipalities

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

The World Bank is seeking consultant services to assess the current state Urban Latin Americaof urban resilience in Central America and to identify policy actions and specific priority investments projects that can be implemented by selected cities.

Continue reading