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, 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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How can ICT initiatives be designed to improve rural water supply?

Policy briefing
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.


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eConsultant2: Support to the Water Sector Modernization Program in Peru

Deadline: 05-Feb-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Water GP will hire a firm to undertake a (institutional, organizational, technical and waterfinancial) study on 4-6 urban Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) utilities (EPS) that serve Perus intermediate cities. The study will address the key challenges the cities face concerning WSS service provision to ensure water underpins the development of the intermediate cities as the new growth poles. The work will propose reforms of the EPS management models and develop Business Plans for each EPS.

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eConsultant2: Water for Agro-Pastoralist Livelihoods in Somaliland and Puntland

Deadline: 07-Jan-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) seeks qualified firms to identify wadis for development, Wadissupport the site selection for eight sites, and implement an impact assessment to improve the pastoral and agro-pastoral communities’ access to, and management of, small-scale water sources and to enhance the capacity of the government to implement small-scale water interventions in targeted arid lands of Somaliland and Puntland.

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eConsultant2: Global Study on Climate Resilient Water Supply and Sanitation

Deadline: 17-Dec-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The aim of this study will be to identify the current
good/Senegal-Woman-at-Well-800best practices for climate resilient WSS. The selected consultant will be expected to identify common climate change scenarios that have affected/will affect water utility capacity for delivering services and identify more than one good practice per climate scenario (from both developed and developing countries).

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Symposium: The value of groundwater

Original announcement for symposium on VVM website. World Bank speaker participating.
Only 100 spots available, so don’t wait!

In the Netherlands we pay on average bottled vs ground€1 per cubic meter of tapwater coming from groundwater. If surface water or infiltrated groundwater comes out of the tap, a few dimes or half a Euro is added. A bottle of water is up to a thousand times more expensive.

Date: September 23, 2015
Location: Nieuwegein, the Netherlands

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Afghanistan – The Canal that Brought a Neighborhood Back to Life

This article was originally published on the World Bank website.

  • The rebuilding of a canal has brought life back to a rural neighborhood in Balkh Province, reviving arable land as well as allowing residents to supplement their income by growing their own vegetables.
  • The reconstruction sub-project was made possible through the National Solidarity Program, the government’s flagship program for rural development.
  • The National Solidarity Program is implemented by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development and receives funding from a number of donors, including the World Bank and the (Dutch-funded) Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF).

Jamshid and Basit are happily enjoying themselves around in and around the canal. “Now that the canal is paved, we can easily fill our buckets and carry the water home.”

Albania – Developing a Sector Financing Strategy for the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector

See full tender here: #1188265 Albania – Developing a Sector Financing Strategy for the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector

Expression of Interest Deadline: 28-Jun-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (EST)

eConsultant2 website:

Tender notification: # 1188265

Assignment Countries:

  • Albania