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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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eC2: Building the Capacity of Water Supply Service Providers in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Adaptation

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

This consultancy services is to provide advisory services and technical inputs to increase indonesiaawareness and capacity of relevant Government of Indonesia line agencies in developing DRM and climate adaptation plans for water supply infrastructure, particularly to address seismic and hydro-meteorological (floods, droughts and landslides) risks. The key objectives are to: (i) develop a technical report that outlines guidance on how to address DRM and climate adaptation aspects in water supply infrastructure; (ii) develop a set of technical guidelines and standard operating procedures that will assist PDAMs to prepare DRM and climate adaptation plans; and (iii) provide technical assistance to AKATIRTA and/or MPWH’s Balai Teknik Air Minum (BTAM) to increase their capacity in delivering trainings and education programs in the design and operation of resilient water and sanitation infrastructure.

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Seychelles Launched Blue Bonds – What are Blue Bonds (FAQs)

What is a Blue Bond?

The blue bond is a debt instrument issued by governments, development banks or others

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to raise capital from impact investors to finance marine and ocean-based projects that have positive environmental, economic and climate benefits. The blue bond is inspired by the green bond concept, which people are more familiar with.

Why did Seychelles decide to issue a Blue Bond?

Like many small island states, Seychelles’ economy is highly dependent on the ocean and on fisheries for food, nutrition and livelihoods; marine habitats, and other blue economy sectors such as tourism. After tourism, the fisheries sector is the country’s most important industry, contributing significantly to annual GDP and employing 17% of the population. Fish products make up around 95% of the total value of domestic exports.

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eC2: Understanding urban flood risk in Jujuy, Argentina

Deadline: 31-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank is seeking consultant services to analyze urban flood risk in the city ofpexels-photo-831890.jpeg San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina, as part of the World Bank’s City Resilience Program. Specifically, the consultancy will focus in the Chijra River. The expected tasks include:
1. Diagnosis of current situation including compiling, preparing, complementing and / or updating existing information.
2. Develop a Digital Terrain Model for the whole basin using the existing information.
3. Analysis of hydrological aspects; mainly the review of the studies available within the basin and close to it, considering the historical values and the climatic tendencies indicated in the recent history.
4. Construction of a 1D hydrodynamic model for the area based on the MDT.
5. Evaluate the possibility of calibration of the models with background information.
6. Prepare the base cartography of the area based on the available information.
7. Define the design events for the exploitation of the hydrodynamic model.
8. Draw the flood lines for the different scenarios.
9. Analyze sediment transport at basin level.
10. Identify erosion / sedimentation zones.
11. Identify existing infrastructures that affect natural runoff.
12. Identify population and infrastructure exposed to risk.
13. Identify mitigation works for both floods and erosion / sedimentation phenomena.

The assignment and all deliverables will be in Spanish.

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eC2: Hydromet modernization, Disaster EWS and Climate Services in EAP

Deadline: 18-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank is enhancing is engagement on hydromet modernization, strengtheningwater disaster early warning systems and climate services in the East Asia and Pacific region. In this context, it is seeking the services of a consultant to undertake assessments and provide technical support on hydromet and climate services in several countries. Specifically, the objective of this consultancy is to (i) prepare a roadmap for hydromet modernization in Mongolia based on assessment of user needs and (ii) undertake an assessment and prepare roadmap for improving coastal monitoring and information systems in Myanmar.

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