Sneak Peek: a new observatory for water and sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Three years into the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) era, the Latin America and imagen_060-webCaribbean (LAC) region is “on track to achieve universal access by 2030,” according to the 2018 UN SDG6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation.

However, important challenges remain to reach SDG6 in LAC. Safe water and sanitation coverage levels are currently below the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) targets of achieving improved coverage levels. The statistical (coverage) or administrative information that LAC countries currently access fails to capture the new attributes of the SDGs, especially relating to the quality of services, wastewater treatment, and the adoption of hygiene practices, including hand washing. Moreover, the institutional arrangements along with diminishing sector investments cannot be adequately programmed with the type of information currently available.

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eC2: Development of a Study on the Establishment of the Klokot Spring Cross-Border Sanitary Protection Zones

Deadline: 15-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

A Study on the Spring Sanitary Protection Zones is needed to mitigate against the sourcesbalkans of pollution and the World Bank (the Bank) has been requested by the relevant Governments to carry it out. To do so, in compliance with the requirements of the eligible BETF and RETF activities, the Bank will hire a consultant company (the Consultant) to prepare the Study while monitoring and coordinating the activities of the latter with those carried out by the beneficiary countries, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, and their consultants, including a Steering Board and a Study Implementation Team. The consultant will prepare the Study to help the beneficiary countries identify the effective sanitary protection measures for the springs to prevent groundwater pollution (the quantitative and qualitative features), and to share with them relevant recommendations for the monitoring of the groundwater in the relevant areas in the future, with the aim of allowing a timely identification of the eventual water quality deterioration in the catchment area.

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eC2: Pre-Feasibility Study for Affordable and Resilient Settlement Development and Upgrading in Vanuatu

Deadline: 31-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The long-term vision of the Government of Vanuatu is to provide potable water, sanitation, roads, drainage, and electricity to low- and middle-income households in wpid-photo-04092013-1229-pmselected settlements. Services must conform to appropriate standards, but also be affordable. Infrastructure development must allow for population growth, be resilient to natural hazards, climate change effects (e.g. increased rainfall and sea level rise), and environmental impacts (e.g. soil erosion, concentration of flow, and waste contamination).

This selection is for Consulting services for a firm to carry out and prepare:
Engineering pre-feasibility studies and concept designs for development platforms and infrastructure services at five existing settlement sites and one greenfield site for low-middle income, mixed-use residential development in Greater Port Vila, Vanuatu; and
Preliminary cost estimates for downstream: physical investigations, environmental/social safeguards, design, construction, and supervision.

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Millions Around the World Held Back by Poor Sanitation and Lack of Access to Clean Water

New World Bank research from 18 countries shows urgent action on water and sanitation is key to tackle poverty 

STOCKHOLM, August 28, 2017– Reaching the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of wateraccess to safely managed water and sanitation services by 2030 will require countries to spend $150 billion per year.  A fourfold increase in water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) investments compared to what is spent today, this is out of reach for many countries, threatening progress on poverty eradication.

A World Bank report launched today at World Water Week titled Reducing Inequalities in Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene in the Era of the Sustainable Development Goals suggests that a drastic change is required in the way countries manage resources and provide key services, starting with better targeting to ensure they reach those most in need, and tackling inefficiencies to make sure public services are sustainable and effective.

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World Bank Helps Bangladesh Improve Water and Sanitation Services in Chittagong

On August 6, 2017, The government of Bangladesh signed an additional $47.50 million Bangladesh partnershipfinancing agreement with the World Bank to continue construction of new water infrastructure in Chittagong, and provide access to safe water to around 650,000 inhabitants in the city.

The additional financing to the Chittagong Water Supply Improvement and Sanitation Project will help the Chittagong Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (CWASA) to complete constructing the Modunaghat Water Treatment Plant and Patenga Booster Pumping Station, as well as to install 60 km of new water transmission pipeline and rehabilitate another 73 km pipeline from Kalurghat to the Patenga Booster Pumping Station.

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Netherlands invests in New Partnership that Aims to Help Countries Achieve a Water-Secure World for All

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Water is a crucial aspect of development.Image
  • The Global Water Security & Sanitation Partnership launches July 1st.
  • The Partnership identifies sustainability, inclusion, institutions, financing and resilience as crucial for delivering the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Water touches nearly every aspect of development. It drives economic growth, supports healthy ecosystems and is fundamental for life. However, this critical resource can harm as well as help. Water-related hazards such as floods, storms, and droughts are responsible for 9 out of 10 natural disasters.  Climate change is expected to increase this risk and place even greater stress on scarce water supplies.

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Meeting Indonesia’s Urban Sanitation Needs

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  • Indonesia’s rapid urbanization brings challenges to meeting sanitation needs of the urban population.
  • Access to improved sanitation facilities, with human excreta hygienically separated from human contact, has increased but 95% of fecal sludge is not treated and contaminates the environment.
  • Indonesia is taking a new approach to meet its target of universal sanitation access by 2019.

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eC2:Niger Delivery of water treatment options and behavioral interventions

Deadline: 10-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Waste water plant

The World Bank is seeking to hire an experienced and qualified social marketing organization to (i) deliver chlorine inputs to about 150 selected rural villages in Dosso (22), Maradi (69), Zinder (41), Tillabéri (31) and Tahoua (35); (ii) adapt and implement behavioral supports for water treatment/ chlorine use designed in collaboration with the World Bank (iii); deliver training around sanitation behaviors in a sub-set of the villages where the intervention will be implemented. The intervention will take place in approximately 150 villages in and is expected to start in June 2017, at the end of the Ramadan. The assignment will be part of a WASH pilot intervention to augment the World Bank Niger Safety Nets project.

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Chickens don’t use toilets: Why we should deal with animal feces for better sanitation

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<!– <!– /sites/all/themes/blogs/templates/header/js/jquery-1.4.4.min.js –>Those who have tried toilet training a pet dog or cat know that it is a difficult proposition.

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How about toilet training a flock of 30 chickens?

“Why would I want to?” Because in poor countries, chickens are everywhere, they are pooping wherever they want, and chicken feces is dangerous for young children.

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eC2:Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Water and Sanitation (Senegal) to improve sanitation services delivery in small towns

Deadline: 21-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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Pour être éligible, le candidat doit disposer de compétences avérées en matière détudes de définition de stratégie dassainissement dans les gros centres ruraux ou les petites villes, incluant lélaboration des schémas directeurs jusquà la réalisation des études techniques détaillées et la production des dossiers dappels doffres en vue de la réalisation des travaux. Les membres de léquipe de consultants choisie devront justifier chacun au moins de deux expériences concluantes en matière de projets similaires, particulièrement appliquées aux populations sénégalaises ou ouest-africaines. La gestion détudes sur des populations rurales de grande taille est aussi essentielle.

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