Consulting Services For Detailed Engineering Design of Timor-Leste Four Municipal Capitals Water Supply & Sanitation Project
The main objective of the assignment is to prepare Feasibility Studies and detailed designs for water supply systems (water abstraction, treatment and distribution) and sanitation improvements in the municipals Baucau, Lospalos, Same and Viqueque. The project ensures that more people enjoy an improved supply of drinking water and sanitation facilities in Timor-Leste, contributing to reducing the high incidence of water and poor sanitation related diseases, particularly in children under 5. By the end of the project, safe and reliable water supply will be provided to the four municipal towns, and all households will have improved hygienic toilets as well as toilets available in public places.
Consulting Services for Technical Assistance to IRSEA (Institute for Regulation of Electricity and Water Services)
A Financial and Contract Management Unit, established at the Ministry of Energy and Water (MINEA) and responsible for monitoring, managing, and controlling the implementation of the projects, will engage the services of a Technical Assistance of the Instituto Regulador dos Serviços de Electricidade e de Água (IRSEA). The main goal is to assist the IRSEA in defining a rigorous regulatory framework, as well as in developing its capacity to fulfil its responsibilities as the water and sanitation regulatory authority. The project will include Technical Assistance, organizational structure, staffing and skill definition, development of water and sanitation specification of regulatory instruments, design and development of an information database, training and capacity building, beneficiary assessement, and design an IEC (information, education and communication) strategy and practices.
Preparation of the Maputo Wastewater Drainage System Detailed Design and Works Supervision
The main objective of this assignment is to provide consultancy services for the preparation of the detailed design and construction supervision of the Maputo wastewater drainage system. The design phase will involve three components: (i) design of the Polana (EE1) and UEM (EE2) pumping stations and rising mains; (ii) design of the main trunk sewers (E-MP1); and (iii) design the upgrades and expansion of priority secondary and tertiary network and sewer connections. EE1 was designed for a 111.1 l/s capacity and EE2 for a smaller one, 50 l/s. The value of the total equivalent population served by the E-MP1 was estimated for the year 2040 (420,784 equivalent inhabitants).
Preparation of a Sanitation and Drainage improvement Strategy and Master Plan for the city of Lilongwe
The Master Plan consists in the development of the following stages: -Carrying out a comprehensive review and assessment of the existing situation with respect to sanitation and drainage in the city; -Developing a strategy for improving sanitation and drainage services, and analysing and recommending an appropriate institutional framework; -Providing support for consensus building around the strategy and institutional framework; -Preparing an integrated sanitation and drainage master plan to meet demand for services in the year 2035; and -Identifying and preparing detailed engineering designs and tender documents (FIDIC) for priority sewerage investments. The Master Plan also includes: the preparation of the Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA); Knowledge Transfer and Capacity building (CB); the development of GIS Analysis and Mapping tools; and Topographic and geotechnical surveys to support the detailed engineering designs. The estimated flow is 1736.11 l/s, corresponding to a population equivalent to 1 500 000 inhabitants.
Remodeling Project for the Barcelos Waste Water Treatment Plan
The Barcelos WWTP, which came into operation in 1999, was built to treat domestic and industrial wastewater from the municipality of Barcelos. The facility has a capacity to handle a flow of 274,75 l/s, which corresponds to an equivalent population of 133 250 inhabitants. The aim of the project is to analyse, from a technical and economic point of view, the best treatment alternative for the remodelling of the WWTP, and to develop the corresponding detailed design in order to comply with its discharge license. The project includes three distinct phases of development: Phase 1 - Diagnosis and Baseline Data; Phase 2 - Feasibility Study (Study of Alternative Solutions); Phase 3 - Detailed Design and Technical Assistance.
Coastal Towns Waste Water Management Study for Benguela, Lobito and Baia Farta Town
The Objectives of the Coastal Towns Waste Water Management Study are: -Data Collection and Definition of Design Criteria Setting for all 3 Towns; -Preparation of the Preliminary Design and Feasibility Study for Benguela, Lobito and Baia Farta Towns; -Preparation of the Detailed Design of a sewerage system and wastewater treatment plant for the Benguela and Lobito towns. Preparation of measurements and cost estimates; -To carry out an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and preparation of the Environmental and Social Management Plans and Resettlement Action Plan in line with the AfDB’s Integrated Safeguards System, and it’s Operational Safeguards for all the three towns; -Knowledge Transfer and Capacity building (Operation and maintenance procedures, Geographic Information System, Hydraulic modelling for drainage).
Water for Africa through Leadership and Institutional Support (WALIS) project – Improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Evidence-based Decision Making
The National Water and Sanitation Information System (SINAS) started being established in 2007 and is a system which is based on the collection and management of data at local level. An information flow is defined which allows for the aggregation of data at central level, the production of further information at central level such as maps and reports, and the return of information at each level (e.g. district, province). The actual database is defined perfectly in terms of information flow, and the only point that is not satisfactory in the actual system is the amount of error that is caused by the manual collection of data by using paper and then transcribing on computer with high risk of introducing error. Within this context, this assignment is focused mainly on the data collection step of the process and on the hardware issues. For that reason, the envisaged final output of the data collection process at local level will be an Excel file as it is presently, in order to maintain the existing workflow, i.e. the resulting Excel file from this process shall be used within the existing methodologies of the SINAS platform. The proposed solution for data collection shall consisted of android tablet for field data collection, and desktop tool for downloading collected data and generating excel files.
Water Supply and Sanitation Services Investment Plan for the Administração de Infra-estruturas de Água e Saneamento (AIAS) in Mozambique
The Project, funded by MCA, designed a planning tool that allows defining and scheduling the necessary interventions for the development of water supply and sanitation systems and services for the 151 cities and towns. The Plan developed the vision, objectives, technical solutions and management, the preliminary estimate of investments, estimated investments and recommendations for implementation and monitoring.
Water and Sanitation Master Plan of Fogo and Brava Islands
The Plan, for a population of 43,000 inhabitants and funded by Lux-Dev, included the analysis, diagnosis and definition of solutions for the wastewater supply and sanitation systems of the islands of Fogo and Brava with a focus on integrated and sustainable management of Water Resources, the development of training sessions and knowledge transfer. It also included the creation of GIS tools to support the management and monitoring of the Plan.
Plan to Support Urban Sanitation under the Perspective of Emissions Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (PLASU – AC)
The developed plan, financed by the Portuguese Carbon Fund, includes the design of policies and strategies for urban sanitation evolution, according to GHG emissions mitigation concerns and adaptation of infrastructures to climate change. The Plan included the definition of an implementation strategy, the capacity building of institutions as well as the development of a WEB platform for information transfer and sharing.