NEW – Public-private Partnership for Water System Upgrades (64-B)

Yanacocha implemented a comprehensive water management strategy at the mine releasing 35 000 000m3 of treated effluent per year into the local river. Furthermore, as part of a proposed expansion and in order to address environmental concerns and ongoing disputes over water, it decided to extend its water management programme beyond the mine boundary. In [...]

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NEW – Partnership for Cleaner Textile Production (IFC Water PaCT) (63-B)

Weak enforcement of groundwater licencing and effluent treatment standards has led to high rates of water use in the textile mills and discharge of toxic effluents into the surface water bodies. The Water PaCT Bangladesh is a partnership founded to drive the wet processing textile sector in the country towards a more sustainable performance and [...]

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NEW – Institutional Reform for Irrigation Management

Egypt has less than 700 m3 per capita per annum freshwater availability of which 85% is withdrawn for irrigation purposes. The Integrated Irrigation Improvement and Management Project (IIIMP) in the Nile Delta has been implemented to improve water distribution, quantity, quality, equity and timeliness and hence to increase agricultural production and alleviate poverty.

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New – Integrated Irrigation Modernization Project (46-B)

In addition, operational responsibilities were decentralized and the irrigation infrastructure was transferred to local water user associations (WUA); a key requirement for the financing provided by IBRD (World Bank). The locally prioritized improvement plans by the WUAs delivered the rehabilitation of the irrigation system supplying water to 427 100 hectares of farmland. The reduction in [...]

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NEW – Basin based approach for groundwater management

So a plan was launched to increase groundwater recharge through the construction of six recharge structures. Scheduled training programs for local farmers on water efficiency practices were also implemented to reduce withdrawal for agricultural purposes. This is benefiting more than 4 000 farms on a regular basis. In addition, water efficient agricultural practices were showcased [...]

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NEW – Rustenburg Innovative Financing Arrangements

The water services provider, Rustenburg Municipality, was rated as the 3rd most distressed in South Africa and thus unable to raise the finance required to address the problems. To address this challenge, a joint initiative was undertaken between the mines and the municipality to establish a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) with a 22-year concession to [...]

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NEW – Active Supply Chain Management in the Textile Industry

As part of China’s 5 year plan launched in 2011, all of China’s textile manufacturers must cut energy and water use by 16% and 30% respectively by 2015 or face a penalty fine or closure. Yuyue is a supplier of the global furniture chain IKEA. Upon encouragement from IKEA, the factory joined the IFC China [...]

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NEW – Public private partnership to address regional water issues

Activities have included raising of the Flag Boshielo Dam and the construction of the De Hoop dam together with associated delivery infrastructure. Half of the new infrastructure capacity is reserved for 800 000 domestic users, with the rest targeted towards economic growth. The initial phase of the intervention was completely funded by the mining sector [...]

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NEW – Community implemented aquifer recharge scheme

SamSamWater Foundation in collaboration with NGO Chamavita and the community in Kwemakame in Tanzania successfully implemented a small scale aquifer recharge scheme capturing the rainwater runoff from the rocky steep slopes of the local Usambara mountain range. The area suffers from reduced rate of infiltration due to deforestation, resulting in higher runoff from exposed bedrock [...]

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NEW – Institutional capacity building approach to managing industrial water use

The ongoing water scarcity crisis poses a major threat to the economic stability of the industrial sector and Jordan as a whole.  The USAID Water Reuse and Environmental Conservation Programme ran from 2010-2015. Two of its four major tasks focused on institutional capacity building and pollution prevention for industry. The project team worked with the [...]

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