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Support to a water supply and sanitation study and priority investment project preparation for the 16 district capitals of RCA

August 2007 - The Government of the Central African Republic has received a €1.4 million grant to support a water supply and sanitation study and priority investment project preparation for the 16 district capitals of RCA. The study will help diagnose the country’s water supply and sanitation access gaps to plan investment where most needed. The preparation of bankable projects is expected to help mobilise investments to finance water supply and sanitation projects in the 16 district capitals to improve the lives and living conditions of residents.

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Water operators partnership (WOP) peer-to-peer learning and benchmarking

November 2009 – Water Operators Partnership (WOP) received a €490,000 grant to improve service to customers through more sustainable utility operations including better quality of service, financial performance, technical performance and coverage. Financial performance improvement shall aim at increasing operation cost coverage ratio and collection efficiency, while technical performance shall primarily focus on the reduction of water losses.

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Comprehensive study and project preparation for the rehabilitation of the Nubaria and Ismailia canals

October 2007 - The Government of Egypt received a €1.9 million grant to finance a study that will look at technically feasible and economically and socially viable solutions for efficient water control and system management to reduce water shortages and water-logging in the two canal systems. The implementation of recommendations and solutions as a result of the study are expected to result in an increased volume of water and area of irrigable land, along with solutions for efficient water control and system management, and irrigation infrastructure and management.

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Formulation of Integrated water resources management (IWRM) and Land Use Plan, Phase 1

November 2007 - The Government of Mauritania received a €500,000 grant to support the process for the ongoing development of an IWRM and land use plan, and improve capacity for implementation. As a result, all stakeholders should have adopted an IWRM approach and have improved capacity for implementing this approach at national and decentralized regional levels. In addition, better temporal and spatial information on water resources and land use will be collected and shared.

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Water sector reform and capacity building study

January 2009 - The Government of Liberia received a €1.7 million grant for a study to improve the enabling environment in the water sector through the development and implementation of policy, strategy, institutional reform, and capacity building. It will help formulate consolidated instruments for water sector planning, and reinforce national capacities to undertake the sector reform process.

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Kawempe urban poor sanitation improvement (KUPSIP)

January 2013 - The Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI) received a € 1million grant to provide sanitation facilities for households, schools and the public or urban poor areas.  This intervention will promote principles of sanitation marketing, offer a pro-poor sanitation financing mechanism for accessing affordable and improved sanitation infrastructure; define a sustainable faecal sludge management and safe reuse strategy; and develop strategies, information, education and communication tools to promote sanitation demand and promote better sanitation practices.

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Development of a national water information system (SINEAU)

December 2009 - The Government of Tunisia received a €2 million grant to finance the setting up of a national water information system in Tunisia called SINEAU (Systeme d'Information National sur l'Eau), which is an integral part of the second phase of an investment programme in the water sector called PISEAU II. The project will help ensure that the supply of quality water meets the increasing demand due to population growth.

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Fostering innovative sanitation and hygiene in Monrovia

January 2013 – The Monrovia City Corporation received a € 1.2 million grant to increase access to sustainable and affordable sanitation services with improved hygiene and livelihood for Monrovia’s urban poor. The specific objectives include increase access to safe, sustainable and affordable sanitation services; reduce the vulnerability of the urban poor populace to WASH related diseases caused by water contamination; implement an effective, efficient and sustainable fecal sludge management system with production of affordable fecal sludge fertilizer to increase food security.

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Integrated transboundary water resources management of lakes Rweru, Cyhoha, and Akanyaru

December 2009 - the Nile Basin Initiative/NELSAP received a € 770,000 grant to reduce poverty and reverse environmental degradation in the Bugesera region, principally in the area surrounding the lakes Cyohoha and Rweru and the Akanyaru marshlands, through the development of Integrated Management and Development Plans for the Rweru and Cyohoha lakes and the Akanyaru marsh.

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Artificial recharge of Haouz ground water aquifer

January 2009 - The Government of Morocco received a €1.9 million grant to improve the management of water resources in the Haouz basin through artificial groundwater recharge. The Haouz groundwater aquifer constitutes a strategic resource to help improve the lives of the populations living in the area.

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