- 28 Oct
- Category: News
UNESCO-IHE staff working on the Boosting Effectiveness of Water Operators’ Partnerships project gathered with the GWOPA Secretariat in Barcelona over two days (16-17 October) to look back over the year’s progress and plan the first steps for 2015.
As a collaboration between UNESCO-IHE and GWOPA, BEWOP aims to study in-depth the WOP process in order to provide tools and resources to make the process more effective for operators, facilitators and other stakeholders. By combining the academic knowledge of UNESCO-IHE with the WOPs experience of GWOPA, the BEWOP project is analysing what happens ‘under the surface’ in real cases of partnership between WOPs and this workshop was an occasion to take stock of initial findings.
The 2 days allowed each of the activity areas to report on their progress since the previous meeting held in Delf, the Netherlands in June. Particular focus was given to Outreach and Communication as the project moves towards the release of tools and products to support the WOPs process and the actors involved. Forthcoming outcomes of the project include a BEWOP web portal and a wide range of case studies based on current operator partnerships from across the globe.
This was furthermore the first meeting following Maria Pascual’s appointment as Project Leader from UNESCO-IHE side. She replaces Maarten Blokland who is retiring from UNESCO-IHE this year.
On Thursday 30 October 2014, UN Habitat together with our hosts from the City Council of Barcelona, the Sant Pau Foundation and a wide range of local development actors, will gather to celebrate World Cities Day. This will be a major event of Urban October, and will be celebrated under the theme, “Leading Urban Transformations”, which aims to highlight the challenges, successes and progress of local governments in addressing sustainable urbanization.
WCD Barcelona will be foremost an opportunity to showcase the City Resilience Profiling Programme and the Global Water Operators’ Partnership Alliance to local development actors, NGOs, local governments, and academics with view to identify potential synergies. Participants will also hear from UN Habitat’s partners on how they are engaging with the Agency at local and global level.
The celebration moreover marks the official inauguration of UN Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Programme offices in the historic Sant Leopold Pavilion of the Sant Pau Art Nouveau site.
For more information on World Cities Day, see unhabitat.org/wcd/
Entre 2011 et 2012, le rendement global du réseau de la la Société Malienne de Gestion d’Eau Potable (SOMAGEP S.A), a enregistré une dégradation sensible, passant de 72,7% à 71,6%, avec une chute de production de 3,3%. Les pertes globales (production – ventes) en 2012 s’élevaient à 27,5M m3. En cause, les pertes liées à l’Eau Non Facturée (ENF) principalement dues à des défaillances techniques et opérationnelles.
C’est dans ce contexte que le programme des partenariats entre opérateurs de l’eau en Afrique (WOP-Africa), dont le but est d’accompagner les opérateurs d’eau et d’assainissement à améliorer leurs performances, est intervenu pour faciliter, grâce à un financement de l’Agence Américaine pour le Développement International (USAID), une action de partenariat entre la SOMAGEP et l’Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau potable (ONEE) du Maroc.
Between 2011 and 2012, the total network output of the Société Malienne de Gestion d’Eau Potable (Malian Utility for Drinking Water Management) (SOMAGEP S.A) recorded a significant degradation, from 72.7% to71.6%, with a fall in production of3.3%. The total losses (production - sales) in 2012 rose to 27.5M m3. The reason is that losses are related to Non Revenue Water (NRW) mainly due to technical and operational failures.
It is in this context that the partnerships program between Water Operators in Africa (WOP-Africa), the objective of which is to accompany water and sanitation operators to improve their performances, intervened so as to facilitate, with support from USAID, a partnership action between SOMAGEP and the Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable (National Board for Electricity and Drinking Water) (ONEE) of Morocco.
- 20 Oct
- Category: News
We are calling for two consultants, one for a graphic designer of GWOPA publications and the other for a junior consultant working with us on WOPs database.
Deadline for applications: 27th of October 2014 included.