Since July, our team of 10 experts has been carrying out a sanitation assessment in 32 rural Tunisian settlements of between 3,000 and 10,000 inhabitants on behalf of the French Agency for Development. This assessment will inform the construction and management of small-scale sewage systems by taking local demand, as well as environmental and social constraints, into account. An important part of the assessment will involve determining the financial viability of the sewage system management approach and identifying the organizational requirements.
The aim of this study, financed and initiated by UNDP and the Agence de Protection et d'Aménagement du Littoral (APAL), is to develop an action plan to combat seawater intrusion into groundwater and soil. The tasks to be completed by the 6-person team include analyzing, characterizing and modeling the water resource, creating an online geographic information system (GISWEB), training local staff to use the GISWEB, assessing the vulnerability of local communities and proposing an action plan.
The assignment awarded to Hydroconseil by the National Planning Department (DNP), with funding from the World Bank, consists of developing a unit cost guide to provide regionally differentiated reference values for water system connections, sanitation, wastewater treatment, domestic wastewater reuse, and urban and rural stormwater management services. The aim of this guide is to build the regional agencies’ institutional capacities for financing projects to improve water and sanitation services.
At Hydroconseil, we have updated our visual identity and changed our logo. The result of a collaborative effort by the Hydroconseil team, this new, more modern and more refined visual design is in keeping with our historical identity, which had remained unchanged since the company was founded in 1995. Our new logo combines the concepts of partnership and independence, two of our fundamental values.
The aim of this WASH in Schools programme, which was funded by the Government of Navarre through the Spanish Committee for UNICEF and implemented by UNICEF Mali, was to improve water, hygiene and sanitation conditions in 145 schools in the Sikasso and Mopti regions. The Hydroconseil team of 1 team leader/evaluator, 1 socio-economist/evaluator, 1 national evaluator and 2 enumerators is conducting this final evaluation using the OECD/DAC criteria.
The SIAAP and Madina Service for Development, a Lebanese NGO, are working with three federations of municipalities in southern Lebanon to develop municipalities’ sanitation and service management skills and support dialogue between municipalities and national agencies. Hydroconseil is providing project monitoring technical assistance, economic and institutional set-up of services support and capacity building.
The 6-person team has been deployed as part of a European Union-funded project. The master plan is being developed to address urban growth-related challenges such as stormwater drainage, sanitation and solid waste management, and to build the management and planning capacities of the relevant municipal departments.
The IHP is a global science and education programme that is coordinating 15 flagship initiatives to enhance research, data-sharing and cooperation on water-related issues, namely by: quantifying, describing, mapping and promoting the sharing of groundwater and surface water resources. Hydroconseil has been appointed to evaluate these initiatives in order to produce recommendations for their future development.
The Blue Book is a joint initiative of a group of several Malian water and sanitation stakeholders whose aim is to offer a critical vision of the water and sanitation sector by taking into account the views of users, citizens and local elected officials. It allows to measure progress at regular intervals and independently. Supported by the SIE and the partners of the steering committee, it benefits from the support of Eau Vive, HYDROCONSEIL and pS-Eau.
Here is the link : https://www.sie-see.org/en/article/publications-en/blue-books-mali-2017
This assignment forms part of an extensive US$354 million programme funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) that will benefit 1.2 million people in Lusaka. Our team is currently working with LWSC staff to determine the capacity-building required to effectively implement a monitoring and evaluation mechanism. The Hydroconseil team will deliver training workshops and draft a monitoring and evaluation procedures manual to help assess LWSC performance.
This is a €40 million, multi-sector (water, sanitation, solid and institutional waste) and multi-donor (coordinated intervention between donors and Togolese beneficiaries) project, which runs from 2015 to 2019.
Under the joint initiative of Georgia’s Ministry of Finance and the French Agency for Development (AFD), a Hydroconseil team, consisting of a hydraulics expert, an economist, a wastewater treatment plant expert and a socio-economic survey expert, will undertake a 4-month assignment to conduct a validation study of the Khashuri water supply and sanitation systems improvement project.
This European Union-funded study reflects the willingness of the Ministry of Water and Sanitation to improve sector performance.
Building on the success of the National Rural Sanitation Strategy, UNICEF has decided to conduct a similar project for urban sanitation.
Lately the security situation in the Lake Chad area has been seriously hampering its development.
In 2015, UNICEF launched an action-research project to test whether delegating management to the private sector, when combined with monitoring and accountability, can guarantee sustainable access to good quality water in rural areas with low to medium population density.
UNICEF has been implementing a range of projects to increase access to water and sanitation in 67 local authorities in Nigeria (with funding from the UK development agency, the European Union, UNICEF and the Nigerian government).
A workshop setting out the different governance models for decentralized water points was held last Thursday.
The WASH Consortium (via the NGO Concern) has appointed HYDROCONSEIL to provide support and capacity building to local stakeholders. The aim is to improve the operation of WASH facilities in rural areas as part of efforts to implement the new water law and ongoing decentralization process.
As part of a French Agency for Development-funded project to improve access to water and sanitation and improve sector governance HYDROCONSEIL, in partnership with URBACONSULTING, is carrying out a study to assess and structure the pit sludge sector in N'Djamena, Chad.
HYDROCONSEIL facilitated a workshop in Niamey on 21 September 2017 to present the findings of the sustainability assessment we conducted on the UNCEF-funded Accelerating Access to Water and Sanitation for All (ASWA) program led by the Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation.
HYDROCONSEIL has been selected by the Ministry for Water to provide five-year technical assistance
Covering over a hundred AFD-funded projects of the irrigation sector interventions undertaken by the AFD between 1987 and 2017 in more than 20 countries, the aim of this evaluation exercise is to build on the operational lessons learned and inform strategic decision-making. The evaluation will take over a year to complete and involve using a wide range of tools to ensure the standard evaluation criteria (relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability) are comprehensively considered. The aspects to be covered by the evaluation include: the quality of the infrastructure; social water management; land use issues; agricultural development; and the reform of public irrigation policy. Four case studies are to be carried out in countries where AFD’s interventions in the sector are considered to have been most representative; these include Senegal, Madagascar, and a country from both North Africa and South-East Asia.
Our team provides social project management expertise and support to help commission the water supply services installed under the GECEAU project.
Hydroconseil implement a final evaluation of Interaide programme “Improvement of access to water and hygiene and sanitation, reinforcement of maintenance services for hydraulic structures” in Ethiopia, Haiti, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique and Sierra-Leone
Sustainability of services in Democratic Republic of Congo
Hydroconseil has been selected for an action Research program on sustainability of subsidized household latrines in Togo and Burkina Faso and their use by vulnerable populations (women, children, elderly and disabled).
Hydroconseil is involved in Gabon between December 2015 and April 2016 on a study for Operationalization of a Sustainable Delivery Model for Basic Services such as drinking water in rural areas in partnership with IED (Innovation Energie Développement).
Since 2010, Hydroconseil has assisted UNICEF in its monitoring and evaluation process of the National EVA programme. In August 2015, Hydroconseil and Urbaconsulting (its sister’s company) won a project to implement a large monitoring system to follow and strength performance and capacity of the National agents and of the implement NGO in the 11 provinces of the DRC.
Hydroconseil and CGS will implement for six months, Water and Sanitation technical studies and baseline surveys in 140 localities at high risk of cholera, 75 schools and 15 health centers in Artibonite (Haiti) for UNICEF.
Assignment to support EUD around the world to develop and implement joint development assistance programs on behalf of EU Member States. The assignment - 50 days in both 2015 and 2016 - will be conducted by an institutional expert (Claude Mauret) specializing in EU programming, the joint development process and common development assistance strategy.
Implementing the monitoring and evaluation system and sharing the lessons learned The Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC) has recruited HYDROCONSEIL to set up a monitoring and evaluation system for the PASEPAR program (the rural water supply and sanitation services improvement program), which has been working in 5 regions since 2014. The services to be provided include establishing a baseline to set up the monitoring indicators; defining and supporting implementation of the monitoring and evaluation system; and (as an optional phase) documenting and sharing the lessons learned through the program.
Hydroconseil and ERA-Cameroon are involved in the provision of services to foster the adoption of healthy behaviors by the inhabitants of the city of Yaoundé, in order to preserve their health and prevent disease.
Hydroconseil is very involved in Chad in September 2015 by three service contracts with the EUD of Chad on a mid-term evaluation, and financial and technical audits of works for the 10th EDF".
As part of an EU-funded sector budget support program (€ 57 million), the assignment involves assessing the achievement of the target indicator values that trigger the payment (or not) of fixed and variable tranches of this budget support. The assignment - 50 days in 2015 and 2016 - will be conducted by a public finance and institutional expert (Claude Mauret).
Founded in 2010 by David Thomas, a former employee of HYDROCONSEIL and a recognized expert in water management, EKO Initiative is an innovative company dedicated to non-revenue water reduction and water saving. EKO Initiative provides training, expertise and project follow-up services on this growing issue, in France and worldwide.
Review of CLTS (Community-Led Total Sanitation) Programme and Development of CLTS Toolkits for UNICEF in Myanmar
Hydroconseil continue strengthening its expertise on CLTS. After conducting the evaluation of the UNICEF global WASH Sector “Community Approaches to Total Sanitation (CATS)” and the preparation of the national guide for CLTS and sanitation options in Mauritania for the National Directorate of Sanitation, Hydroconseil is conducting a review of CLTS Programme and will develop CLTS toolkits for UNICEF Myanmar.
Water Supply and Sanitation infrastructures studies in Monrovia, Gbarnga, Harper and Greenville
Hydroconseil has been selected by the World Bank for the implementation of a Network Information System in Monrovia and for technical studies to improve the water and sanitation access in Monrovia and in 3 secondary cities such as Gbarnga, Harper and Greenville.
Water for economic growth and fight against poverty in the basin of the Mekrou
Hydroconseil has just been selected by the Global Water Partnership in West Africa to implement a documentary study on the management of water resources in the basin of the Mekrou.