Opportunity

Feasibility Study for Groundwater Development and Management in the Merti Aquifer

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has received financing in the amount of US$ 2.7 Million equivalent from the World Bank toward the cost of the Horn of Africa- Groundwater Initiative Project (HOA-GWI), and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include feasibility study on the Merti Aquifer (between Kenya and Somalia) to complement the knowledge, set up guidelines for groundwater exploration, management and protection and provide detailed plans to develop water related infrastructure for socio-economic development including preliminary cost estimates and an assessment of the associated environmental and social safeguards risks and mitigation measures. The Merti is a transboundary aquifer (TBA) between Kenya and Somalia.  Water infrastructure developments in shared aquifers provide a huge potential in promoting cooperation among the shared water resource users.

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

Go to Opportunity: https://igad.int/2016-05-24-03-25-55/consultancies/2331-feasibility-study-for-groundwater-development-and-management-in-the-merti-aquifer

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