eC2: Enabling Environment and Development of PPP Framework in Urban Sanitation

Deadline: 20-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Water supply and sanitation subsector is among the focus areas that the Federal untitledDemocratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) has considered among the pro poor sectors. With this understanding the World Bank is extending its support through different interventions. The World Bank Group is supporting the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to achieve its national targets set under GTP II through availing resources to different sectors and sub sectors.
One of the major interventions of the World Bank is the support extended to improve the services delivery in Addis Ababa and 22 secondary towns under the Second Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project (SUWSSP). Implementation of the project is an opportunity to improve sanitation services delivery and water supply in Addis Ababa and in the secondary and regional towns. This project is a logical continuation of the Ethiopian Urban Water Supply and Sanitation project which was closed in December 2017. Unlike the prior projects the SUWSSP has a wider perspective of reaching different segment of the community by adopting City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) approach. The model provides opportunity to start with understanding the context, planning for cost effective solution, and consultation with end users. Except Addis Ababa, all project beneficiary towns had limited experience of delivering sanitation focused project and their current staffing for sanitation is also limited.
The SUWSSP has three major components (i) Addis Ababa sanitation and operational efficiency improvement, (ii) Secondary cities and towns sanitation, water supply, and operational efficiency improvement, and (iii) Program management (Federal and regional level). The first two components further divided into three sub-components focusing on sanitation services improvement, water utilities performance improvement and utility modernization and institutional capacity strengthening.

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3 hard truths about the global sanitation crisis

Today when you go to the toilet, be it in someone’s basic latrine in a rural village you untitledmight be visiting, in a public toilet where you work, or on a comfortable water-flushed ‘loo’ at home, take a moment to think about those not as fortunate as yourself.

As you sit (or squat) and contemplate, consider these three hard truths about sanitation:

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eC2: Development of Roadmap Towards Sustainable Development Goals for Water Supply

waterDeadline: 09-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The World Bank is seeking consultancy services to support development of a national roadmap for water supply sector development towards achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in Indonesia. The roadmap will need to layout the set of priority of actions that need to be implemented in the short term (5 years horizon, mid- and longer term, for the following key aspects: (i) regulations/policy development, (ii) investment/financial framework, (iii) institutional development, and (iv) water security that includes climate change and resilience perspective. The short-term priority actions will feed into preparation of the next National Mid-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2020-2025.

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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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eC2: Port Sudan Water Supply: Water resource management at Arbaat dam

Deadline: 01-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The State Water Corporation (SWC) for Red Sea State manages water supply for the city of Port Sudan. The city relies on two critical sources Arbaat Dam (which is under threat from siltation) and Arbaat well field. A new well field at Moj is also a potential source. This assignment aims to generate high quality data on the following: At Arbaat Dam & At Arbaat and Moj Wellfields. Outputs: A water resource monitoring report that includes a model of the sediment dynamics of the main catchment area (by Sep 2018). On-the-job-training and training manual for technical staff at SWC with responsibilities for the managing water resources for Port Sudan water supply (by Jun 2018)

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eC2: Assessment of National Policy on Benefit Sharing in Hydropower Projects

Deadline: 01-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of this consultancy is to undertake an assessment to inform proposals HYDROregarding a sector-wide institutional and policy framework for the Government of Papua New Guinea to enable long-term sharing of part of the economic benefits of hydropower projects with the communities that are adversely affected by and/or are hosting such projects.

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Charting a path to valuing the world’s most precious resource

Article published on http://www.worldbank.org.

Most people agree that water is an extremely valuable resource—for farmers who depend on it to grow crops, for factories that need it to cool machines and spin turbines and, of course for life itself. But unlike most other valuable resources, it’s hard to put a price on water. The very fact that water is so important to people, economies, and the environment means that it is tough to even agree on a common way of valuing it.

No less an economic mind than Adam Smith was stumped by this challenge. As he famously observed, “Nothing is more useful than water: but it will purchase scarcely anything. A diamond, on the contrary, has scarcely any use-value; but a very great quantity of other goods may frequently be had in exchange for it.”

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eC2: Improving Access to Water Supply, Energy and Irrigation in Rural Areas in Bolivia

Deadline: 12-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

A baseline study in a statistical sample of households in communities targeted under the

‘Improving Access to Water Supply, Energy and Irrigation in Rural Areas Project’ will be Water crisis:  Child sitting on cracked earth near drying watercarried out with funding provided by a WB Technical Assistance Programme, in selected communities and municipalities in the Departments of Chuquisaca, Potosi, Cochabamba and Oruro. The baseline data will provide inputs for the Project design, including the implementation strategy in its water supply, energy and irrigation components; and the design of the community development and behavior change activities. The study will also set a baseline to monitor the project results and adjust its design and implementation if needed.

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Article: Climate Change Expected to Magnify Water Scarcity

Article published on http://www.worldbank.org, August 18, 2016

Story highlights

  • Nearly 1.6 billion people live in countries with physical water scarcity – a figure that Imagemay double in the coming two decades.
  • As the potential for developing new sources of water diminishes, making more efficient use of water becomes essential to meeting future demand.
  • The World Bank works with countries around the world to help ensure water resources remain secure through water efficiency measures, including improved agricultural practices.

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eC2: Options Analysis for WASH PPP in Tanzania

Deadline: 28-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of the assignment and anticipated outputs is to support the MoW in public-Private-Partnershipexamining Public Private Partnership (PPP) options for improving provision of water supply and sanitation services for the larger urban areas, as well as looking at the potential projects that have already been the subject of studies in Tanzania, both as set out below:

Priority Urban Areas
1. Regional Towns -Arusha, Singida and Dar es Salaam
2. District Towns -Kisarawe, Mkuranga and Namtumbo
3. National Project for PPP- HTM, Wangingombe, Makonde and Mugango Kiabakari

Potential Projects
1. Handeni Trank Main (HTM) Development of Business Case Options and Analysis of Involvement of Private Sector Xs-Axis Consulting GmBH
2. Detailed design and Tender documents for Kisarawe, Mkuranga, Namtumbo, Mugango Kiabakari and Wangingombe National Project.
3. Feasibility Studies Report for Makonde and HTM National Project

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