eC2: Community Mapping Urban Risks in Mwanza Tanzania

Deadline: 19-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of this assignment is to inform the socio-economic exposure analysis of thewater TURP flood risk assessment for Mwanza city. This will be done by providing design and management of mapping campaigns in Mwanza from May October 2020 with a focus on three core mapping campaigns: i) Digitization services for 2020 building exposure updates; ii) Drainage infrastructure and river mapping; iii) Participatory Mapping of Unplanned Communities; iv) Household flood and rockfall historical incidents mapping.

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Time to focus on water management in Arab world as source of growth and stability

In Gaza, the drinking water tastes like seawater. Years of neglect and poor management,pic_31_en.jpg due in large part to recurring conflicts, has led to the steady depletion of Gaza’s natural aquifer. The empty aquifer has been invaded by seawater and, alarming for public health, untreated sewage.

A series of droughts that struck Syria from 2006 onwards destroyed the livelihoods of millions of Syrians who relied on agriculture.  The United Nations (UN) estimated that between 2008 and 2011, the drought affected 1.3 million people, with 800 000 people “severely affected.” People were forced from their land, poverty levels rose, and part of the population was plunged into deep food insecurity.

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eConsultant2: assessment of Urban Water Management of Greater Antananarivo

Deadline: 20-Oct-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

After severe flooding at the beginning waste water treamentof the year (January 2015), the Government of Madagascar requested support from the World Bank to address its water issues in Antananarivo. A scoping mission in March 2015 led to a recommended approach of integrated urban water management (IUWM) that can bring together the different agencies and stakeholders that play a role in different aspects of water management. This assignment will provide a rapid institutional assessment of the key entities involved in water management in Antananarivo and will form the basis for developing an IUWM planning process. Continue reading