eC2: Deyang Water PPP Project – Technical Consultant

Deadline: 25-Jan-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) waterkraan-nieuws-header

To assist IFC for this project, IFC intends to hire a team of Technical Consultants and Legal Consultants to provide specialized inputs for the Project. The Technical Consultant will assist IFC with all the technical aspects related to the development of the Project, assist IFC with structuring, preparing the tender documents, providing the technical inputs for the project, and other relevant agreements as required and assisting in conducting a transparent bidding process, including evaluation of the technical qualification of the bidders.

Continue reading

Wastewater treatment: A critical component of a circular economy

Repost of most read water World Bank blog post of 2018 infographic_crop

The 8th World Water Forum was held in Brazil a few days ago. What’s ironic is that the more than nine thousand of us attending this Forum were discussing water-related issues in a city of three million grappling with a severe water shortage. After checking in at my hotel, the first thing I found in my room was a notice from the Government informing guests of this crisis and recommending ways to reduce water use. We recently learned of the predicament in Cape Town, South Africa, which was on the verge of running out of this essential liquid—a plight facing many cities around the world.

Continue reading

eC2: Deyang Water PPP Project – Technical & Legal Consultant

Deadline: 14-Jan-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Jingyang District (Jingyang) is the main district of Deyang City, located in the northeast PPPsedge of the Chengdu Plain in Sichuan Province, China. The Deyang District Government is providing water and limited sanitation service. In order to address significant challenges of the local water environment and improve waters services for over 230,000 people, Jingyang District Bureau of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (the Client) is seeking to implement a comprehensive centralized water project which includes the operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of existing assets, and greenfield assets for sewage treatment, water supply, pipe networks, water source protection, and a cloud IT platform.

Continue reading

Picture this – what it takes to create a calendar every year on water issues

It’s often said that a picture paints a thousand words. If that’s true then, 18 years since its2019_cartoon_calendar_cover_0 inception, the Water Cartoon Calendar has produced enough material for an epic series of novels. A fixture of our water and sanitation products every year since 2000, it features cartoons combining humor with serious messages about important issues.
Continue reading

eC2: Next generation drought index conceptual study

Deadline: 09-Jan-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

Assignment Description

The proposed study consists in taking stock of current existing datasets and technologies, identifying their potential and limitations and enhancing or developing new, robust index or set of indicators specifically for crop insurance (or financial) applications. Latest satellite technology will in particular be explored.

Continue reading

eC2: Preparation of Drought Risk Mitigation Investment Plan for Sindh Province

Deadline: 18-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) bf-hauling-water-on-bike-cifor-flickr

The main objective of this study is to prepare a drought mitigation investment plan informed by a comprehensive assessment of climate induced drought risks for Sindh province. Identification of drought prone areas at regional and local scales as well as adaptive and mitigation interventions will be recommended based on scientific drought assessment. Along with other methods, this study will explore the remote sensing potential in terms of data and methods in order to quantify drought and assess drought features. Satellite data driven quantitative and spatio-temporal approach will be investigated for the development of the study resulting in data that could be used for generating climate change scenarios through the Global Climate Change Model.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

eC2: Consulting services for update of the National Methodology for Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment and Flood Hazard & Risk Mapping, and implementation of PFRA & identification of areas at risk.

Deadline: 03-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Bangladeshi villagers repair a vital flood-protecting embankment

The objective of this assignment is the update of the National Flood Risk Assessment Methodology for stage I and II of the FRMP, and implementation of stage I of the FRMP: Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (PFRA) and identification of associated APSFR in accordance with the EU Flood Directive and the national Water Act, and based on the updated (and approved) methodology. Bulgaria is an EU member state and covers 4 River Basins or Units of Management; Black Sea River Basin, Danube River Basin, East Aegean River Basin and West Aegean River Basin. This assignment covers the entire country and should be built upon the work done for the 1st cycle FRMP.

Continue reading

eC2: Development of a Study on the Establishment of the Klokot Spring Cross-Border Sanitary Protection Zones

Deadline: 15-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

A Study on the Spring Sanitary Protection Zones is needed to mitigate against the sourcesbalkans of pollution and the World Bank (the Bank) has been requested by the relevant Governments to carry it out. To do so, in compliance with the requirements of the eligible BETF and RETF activities, the Bank will hire a consultant company (the Consultant) to prepare the Study while monitoring and coordinating the activities of the latter with those carried out by the beneficiary countries, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, and their consultants, including a Steering Board and a Study Implementation Team. The consultant will prepare the Study to help the beneficiary countries identify the effective sanitary protection measures for the springs to prevent groundwater pollution (the quantitative and qualitative features), and to share with them relevant recommendations for the monitoring of the groundwater in the relevant areas in the future, with the aim of allowing a timely identification of the eventual water quality deterioration in the catchment area.

Continue reading