eC2: Prioritizing Resilient Investments for Water Security in Botswana

Deadline: 25-Apr-2022 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water_hero

The main objective of this assignment is to develop a national and transboundary water resilient strategy for Botswana. This study will quantitatively assess the climate change risks of water resources management and development alternatives vis-à-vis other identified risks unrelated to such change. The study will include a roadmap for a phased adaptation leading to increased multi-dimensional resilience of the Botswana water resources system using Decision-Making Under Uncertainty Methodologies (DMDU). The assessment will evaluate tradeoffs across in-country water management and services investments as well as the three transboundary options (Chobe-Zambezi transfer, Lesotho-Botswana transfer, and desalination from Namibia). See detailed file with request for expression of interest.

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A bold response is needed to achieve a water-secure world

Water is the most essential human need and is critical for development, growth, andwater_hero resilience.  Clean water, safe sanitation, and good hygiene are necessary for achieving positive health outcomes.

Yet one-quarter of the world’s population – 2 billion people – lack safe drinking water and half – 3.6 billion people – lack safe sanitation.

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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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Could investment in taps and toilets be the key to unlocking developing economies?

*This piece was originally published by the Financial Times as part of its Partner Content.wateraid-hero_pic

Investing in universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene could yield massive economic gains over the next two decades – but mobilizing finance is not easy

Global leaders seeking a way to rebuild battered economies could hold the key to prosperity in their bathrooms. Among the many infrastructure investments that could help create prosperity in the years to come, one of the most potent – and overlooked – is universal access to taps and toilets. Research by Vivid Economics for international NGO WaterAid has shown that each dollar invested in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) could generate up to a $21 return. The analysis showed that giving every home a toilet connected to a safely managed sewerage or off-mains system could generate $86bn in wealth a year.

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Going With The Flow: Water’s Role in Global Migration

Water has always influenced where we live. Today, as climate change accelerates the globalfeature-story-image water crisis, the relentless increase in the movement of people around the world requires a considered response to turn crisis into opportunity.

What makes us move

There are more than 1 billion migrants in the world today – and water deficits are linked to 10% of the rise in global migration. The World Bank’s just-released flagship publication on water shows that it is a lack of water, rather than too much, that has a greater impact on migration.  

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eC2: Private sector diagnostic in the waste sector in Morocco, Egypt and Jordan

Deadline:  10-Feb-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)  water

IFC is seeking a firm or a consortium of firms (‘the Consultant”) to identify and assess potential waste sector opportunities in both the near and medium-term for IFC and private sector financing in Morocco, Egypt and Jordan.

As such, the Consultant is expected to conduct:

(1) A review of the institutional and regulatory frameworks in Morocco, Egypt and Jordan for possible private sector involvement and subnational financing in the waste sector;

(2) A market assessment that includes a mapping of existing and future solid waste projects in Morocco, Egypt and Jordan; and

(3) A preliminary review (including technical and commercial criteria) of selected projects.

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