eC2: Baghdad Water Security Strategic Plan

Deadline: 27-Jun-2022 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water_hero

The World Bank Group would like to invite eligible firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc. for firms; Please note that the total size of all attachments should be less than 5MB. Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications.

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Remarks by World Bank Group President David Malpass at the Ninth World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal

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President Sall, Presidents, Distinguished Guests, Honorary Speakers, Friends,

Thank you for inviting me to speak at the opening of this year’s World Water Forum. This is a timely and historic event—the first time this forum has met in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Thank you to the organizers for focusing this year’s Forum on Water Security for Peace and Development. Now more than ever, the world needs more peace and more development.  

The recent trends for both these imperatives are disheartening.  

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eC2: Vietnam: Scaling up of Rural Water Private Sector Participation

Deadline: 09-Dec-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The RWSS Project scope would entails on-lending the funds to approximately 17 Central and Mekong Delta Provinces. These TORs refer to technical assistance services to promote scaling up private sector participation (PSP) in the scope of the tentative RWSS Project, to be carried out over an 18-month period, which is expected to begin approximately in December 2020. The technical assistance is intended to raise the capacity of central and provincial government officials and other stakeholders to understand better the PSP options for RWS and to design, procure, carry out and monitor rural water supply (RWS) investment sub-projects proposed by the provinces, particularly to increase PSP in terms of both capital investments and technical expertise for management of the rural water schemes. The RWSS Project, both technical assistance and lending, would be intended to have a measurable impact on access to RWS, Sustainability, Climate Resilience, Pro-poor Impact, and PSP of RWS in the participating provinces.

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eC2: Europe and Central Asia Regional Water Security Initiative: Development of an Assessment Methodology and preparation of Diagnostic reports

Deadline:   14-Dec-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

Objective: The objective of the assignment is to identify and benchmark current and future challenges around water security in the Europe and Central Asia region; and, to develop a methodology to prepare country and regional water security assessments as well as to provide country specific recommendations. The assignment will also support (a) the assessment and description of a broad story of current and future water security (taking into account inter alia climate change and changes in socio-economic development patterns) that is relevant to policy makers both within and outside of the water sector; and, (b) through the development of the referred platform, contribute to discussions around potential actions to enhance water security and reform agendas through the definition of best-fit practices and international comparison.

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eC2: Economist for Water Security Analytical Studies

Deadline:  27-Aug-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

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.

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Putting Nature to Work: Integrating Green and Gray Infrastructure for Water Security and Climate Resilience

“Integrating Green and Gray – Creating Next Generation Infrastructure” is a joint report z.pngfrom 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.

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Rewarding water-responsible companies is key to success in addressing global water security

Over the past fifteen years, I have seen a rapid evolution in corporate actors in blue_certificate_awarding_cfonsecarecognizing 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.

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Towards a water security assessment in Latin America and Caribbean

Water Security is the new buzzword in the water sector… but what does it mean, really?waterkraan-nieuws-header And how is it applied to real life?

In a world of rapid changes, unequal water resources, polluted water bodies, growing demands, and increasing climate variability and climate change, our relationship with water is quickly shifting. For countries and governments, the term national water security means having adequate water, both in quantity and quality, to meet all demands of the population, the productive sectors and the environment, but also dealing well with extremes, and overall managing the resource adequately and efficiently.

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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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