eC2: Digitizing and building exposure data sets suitable for risk modelling in the Areas of Potential Significant Flood Risk

Deadline: 11-May-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Bangladeshi villagers repair a vital flood-protecting embankment

Digitizing and building exposure datasets suitable for risk modelling, to be uploaded into OpenStreetMap (OSM) and other public web data portals for the Areas of Potential Significant Flood Risk (APSFR) in Romania. Assess the data availability on OSM and any other available data sources in the country for each relevant feature for risk modelling. Develop an action plan for the data collection, to successfully develop a complete datsets on exposure suitable for accurate flood risk modelling covering the APSFR.

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eC2: Consultancy Services for Water Storage ASA

Deadline: 21-Apr-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The Water Global Practice (WGP) is commissioning an Advisory Services and Analytics (ASA) to identify innovative Water Storage solutions implemented both externally and internally at the WB, and demonstrate their use in WB operations. The ASA aims to support World Bank teams and client countries in better informing clients decision making on addressing key water resources management challenges through the adoption of innovative approaches and best management practices to reduce disruptions in water systems. The Water Storage is a concept inspired by the need to enhance and expand the potential for water to improve water security in client countries through the adoption of sustainable, resilient, and innovative practices factoring in clients capabilities, challenges and contexts. By definition, this concept is broad, including both engineering and soft solutions that can contribute to water security and that includes retention, inter-seasonal, and interannual systems.

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Wastewater A Resource that Can Pay Dividends for People, the Environment, and Economies, Says World Bank

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2020—The world’s wastewater – 80 percent of which is

released into the environment without adequate treatment – is a valuable resource from which clean water, energy, nutrients, and other resources can be recovered, according to a World Bank report released today to mark World Water Day.

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eC2: Actuarial modelling of financial losses from Flood Risk in Morocco

Deadline:  30-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)floods

The World Bank DRFIP framework aims to strengthen the capacity of governments to take informed decisions on disaster risk finance, based on sound financial/actuarial analysis and to support stakeholders with better risk information for financial resilience. To support Morocco’s Solidarity Fund and more broadly other World Bank clients in need for actuarial modelling of financial contingent liability, the DRFIP seeks to develop a flood risk model for the Moroccan territory (which could eventually be reused to other countries or contexts). This model should allow the estimate of the probabilistic loss distribution for various risk categories or protection scheme beneficiaries, for Morocco as a whole (ground up losses), as well as for FSEC specifically.

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eC2: Community Mapping Urban Risks in Mwanza Tanzania

Deadline: 19-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of this assignment is to inform the socio-economic exposure analysis of thewater TURP flood risk assessment for Mwanza city. This will be done by providing design and management of mapping campaigns in Mwanza from May October 2020 with a focus on three core mapping campaigns: i) Digitization services for 2020 building exposure updates; ii) Drainage infrastructure and river mapping; iii) Participatory Mapping of Unplanned Communities; iv) Household flood and rockfall historical incidents mapping.

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eC2: Technical support for the preparation of Flood Risk Management Plans for Romania. Methodology for the elaboration of Flood Hazard Maps for Romania

Deadline: 05-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The assignment aims to develop methodologies to elaborate the flood hazard maps for Areas of Potential Significant Flood Risk reported to the European Commission in 2019 (APSFR II). It will involve the following tasks: 1.Collate and review existing information on APSFR from cycle I and II, Flood Hazard Maps I and methodology. 2.Set out a clear overall integrated methodological framework for hazard mapping with specific methodologies for different types of flood hazards (Flash Floods, Pluvial Floods in urban areas, Coastal flooding, flooding due to dyke breaches)identified under the APSFR II. This framework is to be aligned with the methodology used during the first cycle for FHMs from fluvial source, will consider the comments received from the European Commission in the first cycle and international best practices. 3.Propose a method to integrate expected impacts of climate change into the development of the new Flood Hazard Maps and for using the existing Flood Hazard Maps of cycle 1

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eC2: Technical support for the preparation of Flood Risk Management Plans for Romania.

Deadline: 05-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Bangladeshi villagers repair a vital flood-protecting embankment

The assignment aims to develop a suite of practical new Methodologies to develop Programmes of Measures for the second cycle flood risk management plans (FRMP2).It will involve completing the following tasks:
1.Collate and review existing information, including Methodologies for FRMP1
2 Update the catalogue of measures for FRMP2
3 Set out clear terminology and main types of measures for FRMP2 in Romania
4 Set out a clear overall integrated framework for the appraisal methodologies which then involves developing a clear practical methodology for each of the following steps:
Step 1:Identify, screen and scope possible eligible measures at catchment level
Step 2:Prioritise this long list of possible measures using a Multi-criteria analysis of their impacts (positive & negative) and their costs to rank them and define a short list of measures for which funds could be sought Step 3.Carry out Cost Benefit Analyses of this short list of measures to be able to justify them & secure funding

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eC2: Improving access to sustainable water and sanitation services in rural areas of Punjab.

Deadline: 24-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) waterkraan-nieuws-header

The World Bank is assisting the government of Punjab in improving access to sustainable water and sanitation services in rural areas. The project will provide water and sanitation infrastructure as well as a range of behavior change interventions at the household and community levels. Assessment will be for 28-30 selected villages across project tehsil. Study villages will be provided to the firm. Study villages will be provided to the firm. Key areas of work of this assignment are:
1. Assess ground water availability and quality for domestic use, from a technical, cost effectiveness and resource sustainability perspective.
2. Examine shallow aquifer characteristics on canal banks to determine the reliability of canal water as a source of ground water recharge for water supply provision.
3. Advise on the minimum distance between adjacent tube wells on canal bank (for the pre-identified canals) and optimum rate of abstraction for resource sustainability.
4. Conduct a shallow groundwater salinity assessment
5. Conduct Water Quality testing
6. Feasibility study report capturing the various scenarios and technological options, and the preliminary cost estimates;
7. Preliminary designs of all the technological options for the selected villages detailing the technical requirements, and financial and economic analyses.

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Year in Review: 2019 in 14 Charts

As this decade comes to an end, the world has seen progress on many fronts. The poorest countries have greater access to water, electricity, and sanitation (i.e., a toilet). Poverty and child mortality have fallen. Technology has spread far and wide so that there are now more mobile phones than people. But we’ve also broken some of the wrong kinds of records. In 2019, more people were forcibly displaced than any other time in history. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit an all-time high and biodiversity is declining at an accelerating rate. These charts highlight some remarkable achievements and the serious challenges that remain as we head into 2020.

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