Supporting the implementation of Urban Sanitation, Drainage and Solid Waste Management in Mozambique

The Africa Water Facility (AWF)/ African Development Bank (AfDB) and Global Water Partnership (GWP) are supporting the Development Plan and Feasibility Study for Urban Sanitation, Drainage and Solid Waste Management in Chimoio and Inhambane in Mozambique. The overall goal of the investments is to improve climate resilience and health in the two target municipalities. This will be achieved through improved services in sanitation, drainage and solid waste management, impacting in the form of reduced risk for flooding and improved health. From the 8th to the 16th March 2017, Representatives from GWP and AWF/ AfDB attended the project launch mission in Maputo, Chimoio and Inhambane.

Supporting the implementation of Africa Water Facility funded Project for Urban Sanitation, Drainage and Solid Waste Management in MozambiqueThe overall objective of the mission was to launch AWF and GWP funded project on Urban Sanitation, Drainage and Solid Waste Management for Chimoio and Inhambane in Mozambique; with the intension of remobilizing project stakeholders, and ensuring that key Bank procedures are known, and outstanding procurement issues are fianlaised.

During the project launch, the GWP Technical Team held meetings with key stakeholders and undertook field visits in Maputo, Chimioi and Inhambane to understand integrated urban water management (IUWM) capacity issues, challenges, opportunities; and develop a plan to guide the incorporation of these in the project implementation from the inception phase.

The project will be implemented over 22 months. This will  include 14 months which will be dedicated for technical studies and 6 months for the Environmental impact and risk assessment (ESIA). The main expected outputs from the project are: (i) Development Plan for Sanitation, Drainage and Solid Waste Management; (ii) Prefeasibility Studies for selected priority solutions to sanitation, drainage and solid waste management Issues; (iii) Feasibility Studies for priority solutions; (iv) Long term Implementation Plan - and Financing Strategy; (v) ESIA for priority solutions and (vi) Environmental Management Plan.

GWP will provide support to AIAS (the National Asset Manager for Water and Sanitation) hosting the PIU (Project Implementing Unit) and the consultant through the development of inception report to highlight the IUWM approach and climate resilience issues. It will also review the main consultancy reports to ensure that they are aligned with the IUWM principles; support awareness creating and capacity development on the IUWM approaches, and stakeholders engagement in the project implementation.