Deadline: 27-Aug-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Water Security Diagnostics (WSD) team under the Water Global Practice is looking for an economist expert on water security assessment on a short-term consultancy basis. The position will entail providing support to the global team, in addition to teams working on WSD in countries and regions. Solid expertise in the field of water economics is required, particularly in developing contexts and including hydro-economic modelling and political economic analysis. The contract will initially starting out as a 40-day timeframe with the potential for recurring contract limited to 150 days per financial year based on need and performance. Location is flexible and commensurate with identification of best candidate for position.
“Integrating Green and Gray – Creating Next Generation Infrastructure” is a joint report from the World Bank and the World Resources Institute (WRI) that aims to advance the integration of green and gray infrastructure solutions on the ground. It places a spotlight on the world’s growing infrastructure crisis, driven by climate change and growing populations. It proposes insights, solutions and examples for putting nature to work. It examines the technical, environmental, social and economic dimensions of a typical project assessment but also outlines, with new clarity and detail, the enabling conditions required to facilitate successful implementation of green-gray projects. Harnessing the collective analytical and technical expertise of the World Bank and WRI, it aims to build momentum in both policy and practice.
Over the past fifteen years, I have seen a rapid evolution in corporate actors in recognizing water risks to their operations. In response, some have taken measures to ensure that all water is returned to its originating watershed while making sure that returned water is as clean or cleaner than it was before. But to keep the momentum going, we need to think about how we can encourage and motivate companies that will push them to collaborate more with governments, other companies, and civil society toward realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Equally as important, we need to bring forward those companies that unfortunately have yet to prioritize water.
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.
Around the world today, more and more people have access to water supplies. But making sure that these supplies are sustainable is still a problem. To try and solve this, some new initiatives are using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to try and improve the way that water supplies are monitored and maintained.
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim signals that those working on environmental projects are about to enjoy their moment in the sun.
His annoucement about a major increase in the Bank Group’s financing to help countries combat climate change by building low carbon and resilient development is likely to boost support for projects related to renewable energy and energy efficiency, climate-smart transport solutions, resilient cities, the restoration of degraded forests and landscapes, enhanced water security, and agricultural practices. Continue reading →
Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, took to the stage during the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day Concert in Washington DC. The concert took place on Saturday, April 18, 2015, during the Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group. On stage, Minister Ploumen made a new commitment to provide clean drinking water and toilets for those who currently lack access. Watch her speak to the crowd in Washington.
The World Bank Group’s Water Global Practice (WGP) has published the Water Partnership Program’s Annual Report. The Netherlands is a longstanding strategic partner and has enabled the WPP to shape global water policy and strengthen water programs globally to help countries build resilience, protect the most vulnerable, and progress towards ensuring water security for all.