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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eC2:Professionalizing Private Water Operators through Business Development Services in Cambodia

Deadline: 05-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

The general objective of the assignment is to design, market, deliver and monitor the delivery and results of business development services in order to improve operational performance of participating private water operators in both business management skills and technical skills. This Business Development Services program will be hosted by CWA in partnership with the MIH, specifically with the General Department of Potable Water Supply (GDPWS). Therefore, the consultant is expected to work closely with the CWA and in coordination with GDPWS of MIH in all aspects of the assignment.

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eC2: Senior Water Efficiency Expert

Deadline: 31-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

International Finance Corporation (IFC), through its Advisory Services in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) implements the ECA Energy and Water Solutions for Corporates program. The Program delivers IFC services in energy and resource efficiency area via two components: (1) firm level advisory engagements and (2) market/sector-level activities with groups of firms. The Program is looking to hire an individual short-term consultant senior technical expert – to strengthen the Program teams technical expertise in water efficiency.The consultant is expected to provide technical input in delivering individual client engagements and sector-level activities.
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eC2:Formative research. Social and behavioral change communication to promote improved water, sanitation and hygiene behaviors in rural Cambodia

Deadline: 25-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The objective of the assignment is to assist the MRD and key stakeholders in the rural WASH sector to develop a SBCC package to promote improved WASH behaviors. This requires completion of the following tasks:
1) conduct rapid, qualitative research on handwashing with soap (HWWS);
2) develop an overarching umbrella brand to be used for all future WASH campaigns including branding guidelines;
3) develop a behavior-specific campaign to promote latrine adoption and HWWS among rural Cambodians that includes training manuals, activity guidelines and outreach tools (both print and audiovisual);
4) conduct training to government staff on how to use and train others in the use of the tools;
5) conduct launch event of campaign materials.

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eC2: Resilience Assessment: Batoka Gorge Hydroelectric Scheme in the Zambezi River Basin

Deadline:  20-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)light-bulb-297489_640

A detailed assessment of the effects of climate change and other performance risks such as upstream land-use changes and water abstractions, energy price fluctuations and development scenarios on the daily expected inflow for the Batoka Gorge HES is required to ensure robustness and identify risk mitigation measures. To this end, the consultancy will include: (i) an analysis that uses decision scaling techniques to examine if the technical design of the Batoka Gorge HES is robust to a range of expected changes due to climate change and other major socio-economic pressures. (ii) an investigation of the role of the Barotse Wetlands in attenuating the basins hydrological variability, including flows reaching the Batoka Gorge site; (iii) an examination of hydrological boundary conditions or trigger points for financial products that could be used to off-set hydrological risk; and (iv) related capacity building and training workshops. Continue reading

Building institutional capacity for rural sanitation: India’s Uttar Pradesh State

Uttar Pradesh (UP), India’s most populous state with about 200 million people, has up2historically not performed well on sanitation. According to census figures from 2001 and 2011, the proportion of rural UP dwellers with a toilet increased slightly during the first decade of this century. However, the population grew as well, meaning that, overall, 13 million more people were defecating in the open in 2011.

Factors which have held back UP’s progress on sanitation include poverty, absence of a robust sanitation strategy, and lack of focus and determination from decision-makers.

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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:Climate change impacts on the transport sector on Lake Victoria and mitigation strategies

Deadline: 16-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Climate-Change-Story-Banner

The proposed study will investigate the risks created by lake level fluctuation now and under climate change for transport on and around Lake Victoria, and identify solutions to reduce these risks. It will answer the following questions: how would different lake water-level scenarios (e.g., overall increase, overall decrease, and status quo. and associated variation range) impact transport operations (port infrastructure and operations and access roads) given different scenarios on shipping demand growth? What could be good investment strategies given that we cannot predict future lake level fluctuation or transport demand on the lake?

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eC2:Water Utility Prefeasibility Study for Private and Public Debt Financing to Enhance the WSS Service Delivery in the Urban Area of Tegucigalpa

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Deadline: 15-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

Design a business plan (BP) based on existing information on the SANAA, which will need to be validated to build an interactive financial model (FM) that will guide UMAPS in decision making with respect to the operation, maintenance and investments that will improve the quality of water and sanitation services as well as achieve financial and environmental sustainability.

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eC2:Feasibility Study for Public Service Delegation of Drinking Water Supply (DWS) in Rural Areas

Deadline: 30-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

The Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources, and Fisheries of Tunisia requested the World Bank’s assistance to conduct this project and mobilize a grant for its funding. The mission relating to the development of the study addressed by these terms of reference is funded by a Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) grant. The contracting authority for this mission is the World Bank. The beneficiary is DGGREE of the Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia. The purpose of this consultation is to recruit a firm or grouping to conduct a mission of due diligence, feasibility study, and design of a Pilot Project for the private management of rural DWS systems.

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