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.
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Deltares and the World Bank: examples of close collaboration in the Philippines

Deltares is a leading independent institute for applied research and high-end consultancy, operating worldwide in the field of water and subsurface. More than 800 specialists develop innovative insights to make living safe, sustainable and economically successful. Through many collaborative missions, seminars and projects Deltares shares its breakthroughs on Flood Risk Management, Environment, Water and Subsoil Resources, Delta Infrastructure, Adaptive Delta Planning and advanced Software Products with the World Bank.

Through the Water Partnership Program (WPP, a joint partnership between the World Bank and the Governments of the Netherlands) Deltares has supported the World Bank in the Philippines by providing technical assistance on dredging operations in river basins, developing advanced flood inundation models (using Lidar datasets) meanwhile capacitating local engineers in advanced modeling techniques. Another project included a coastal engineering study to prevent flooding in Manila and carrying out detailed assessments on upgrading of pumping stations in Manila.

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Protecting our water sources brings a wealth of benefits


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The journey of our water from source to tap is long, and not one we think much about. For most of us, our water starts high in the mountains, hundreds of miles away. From there, water flows across natural and working lands until a portion is channeled to water pipes that move water to our faucets, to farms, and to various types of businesses. Most often we think of those pipes as being our main water infrastructure, but upstream lands play a key role in capturing, storing and moving our water. By conserving these lands, we can better protect our water and generate additional benefits for people and nature.

Danube Learning Partnership – Technical Partner for Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity as a tool for Water Safety Planning

Deadline: 23-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The overall objective of the work of the Technical Partner is to develop and organize a curriculum and training of trainers for capacity building in Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity Program as a tool for water safety planning. The specific objectives of the consultancy are to (i) prepare a curriculum and related training materials necessary to deliver the Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity capacity building program; (ii) validate the capacity of the participating Hubs to deliver the Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity capacity building program (iii)Train the Trainers in the hubs of likely three countries including Serbia, Kosovo and possibly Bosnia & Herzegovina as well as other countries in the region according to demand (iv) oversee the quality of development and delivery of the Risk Program by the Hubs; and (v) ensure lessons learned and good practices developed during the activity are incorporated in subsequent programs.

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How to provide sustainable water supply and sanitation to Indigenous Peoples

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Extending the human right of access to water supply and sanitation (WSS) services to Indigenous Peoples represents the final step for many countries to reach universal coverage in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). As the 7th Rural Water Supply Network Forum is underway in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, we must remind ourselves what “inclusion” means in the WSS sector. Poverty levels among Indigenous Peoples are more than twice those found among other Latin Americans, and they are 10 to 25 percent less likely to have access to piped water and 26 percent less likely to have access to improved sanitation.

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Water, Water (Not) Everywhere: the Imperative of Increasing Water Use Efficiency

Today, nearly 1.6 billion people live in countries with physical water scarcity – a figure thatwater-tajikistan780x439 may double in just two decades.

As economies and populations grow, their demand for water also grows. Water is not only essential for human life, it is a vital factor for production – meaning that diminishing water supplies can translate into lower economic growth. A recent assessment, “High and Dry: Climate Change, Water and the Economy”, a report by the Water Global Practice of the World Bank, found that some regions could see their growth rates decline by as much as 6% of GDP by 2050 due to water-related losses in various sectors.

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eConsultant2:TSU for Scaling up Rural Sanitation

Deadline: 23-Feb-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Waste water plant

The objective of this assignment is to engage a firm to support a specific State Government establish Technical Support Units (TSU) at the state level for a period of 2 years, with a provision to extend services for one more year. The firm will provide services in one of the select state for TA.

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Integrated urban water management in Morocco

Bangladesh partnershipDeadline: 07-Nov-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of this component of the Programmatic Activity is to review the array of solutions that could form part of an integrated approach to urban water management in Morocco as considered through different perspectives including engineering feasibility, economic and financial implications, institutional requirements, and political-economy/stakeholder reality.

See full tender here: # 1202473 Integrated urban water management in Morocco A review of options to address water scarcity

eConsultant2 website: https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org

Tender notification: # 1202473

Assignment Countries:

• MA – Morocco