Disaster Preparedness and Climate Change Adaptation

  • imgbatch5 64Presentation on case study utilities' good practices: Municipality of Walvis Bay, Namibia. The document shares information on the background the Namibia Water Corporation Limited (NamWater) and the low rate of Non-Revenue Water (NRW) and good coverage, yet disruptions of service delivery due to water flood events. The utility explains how they achieved good performance and how they prevented future damages of future floods.

  • Employing over 7 600 people in its water department and with 624 treatment centres, the Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable (ONEE) provides water to over 13 million people and sanitation services to over 3 million.

    This WOP evolved in two phases, with direct financing by the partners involved. The main activities of the first phase entailed four or five yearly site visits by Moroccan delegations to SIAAP’s operational sites. Experts from the Paris-based operator also travelled to Morocco on several occasions.

    After six years of cooperation, the partners decided to restructure their action around more targeted thematic objectives. Flexible governance of the partnership allowed for informal reorientation from as early as 2008, leading to a new formal agreement being signed in 2009.

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    Avec près de 7 600 employés pour sa division Eau et 624 centres opérationnels, l’Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable (ONEE) fournit l'eau potable à plus de 13 millions d'habitants et une couverture en assainissement à plus de 3 millions de personnes.

    Ce WOP a évolué en deux phases distinctes, avec un financement direct des partenaires impliqués. Les activités principales de la première période se résument à quatre ou cinq visites par an de délégations marocaines d'une quinzaine de personnes dans les sites d’exploitation du Siaap. Des visites d'experts parisiens au Maroc furent également organisées.

    À la suite des six premières années de coopération, les partenaires ont senti le besoin de restructurer leur action autour d'objectifs thématiques plus ciblés. La flexibilité de la gouvernance a permis une réorientation informelle et spontanée dès 2008 avec une interaction directe entre pairs des laboratoires du Siaap et de l’Onee autour du contrôle de la qualité de l'eau. La signature de la deuxième convention de partenariat a eu lieu en 2009.

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    The recipient utilities seek to understand better the possible future impacts of climate change to their operations

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    Operators are working to strengthen their capacity to continue to deliver effective services in a changing and increasingly uncertain environment while addressing climate change impacts, developing a toolkit on climate change adaptation for water operators deriving lessons and practical experiences generated from the WOP. In addition, a parallel objective focuses in ensuring adequate water supply as well, especially during the dry season and flood events.

  • wop asiaCognizant of the impacts of climate change to the operations of water service providers in the Philippines, the Philippine Association of Water District (PAWD) through the Community of Practice on Climate Change (PAWD CoP-CC) has expressed the need for its members to be climate resilient. The result was a twinning partnership between the Palm Beach County Water Utilities (PBCWU) through the Florida Water and Climate Alliance (FWCA) and PWAD-CoP CC. The twinning partnership is being facilitated by WaterLinks, an organization that promotes Water Operator Partnerships (WOPs) between water and wastewater service providers across Asia to improve their operational efficiency. The objective of this twinning partnership is to strengthen the capacities of PAWD’s CoP-CC Core group members through improved business planning process and enhanced operational systems in the context of present climate variability, extreme weather events ad uncertain climate futures. PAWD’s CoP-CC Core group members are: Leyte Metro Water District, Cagayan de Oro City Water District, Metro Iloilo Water District, Isabela City Water District and Metro Cotabato Water District.

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    The Provincial Waterworks Authority of Thailand (PWA) seeks with this WOP practical tools and approaches to better understand the climate-change related impacts to their operations, to better achieve its goals of providing climate-resilient and safe water supply, addressing as well water quality constraints.

  • wop latamThe WOP between the Syndicat Intercommunal du Centre et du Sud de la Martinique (SICSM) and the Water and Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO) of Saint Lucia was signed on the 3rd of December 2014 in Riviere Salee, Martinique. This WOP consists of a comprehensive and coordinated programme of capacity development to support the Water and Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO) in Saint Lucia with specific objectives such as: acquiring the necessary methodology and tools to develop a master plan for water and sanitation, the improvement of the asset management through diagnostic, inventory and assessment; and the preparation of guidelines and orientations for a risk management plan including disaster preparedness, crisis management and resilience