Africa Water and Sanitation Local Authorities Network
  • Africa has 9% of global freshwater resources, but 15% of the global population.
  • 26% of Africa's population (244 million) has a piped water connection on their premises.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for over a third of the world's 884 million people who still do not get their drinking water from improved sources.
  • Almost 20% of Sub-Saharan Africa relies on a water source that is more than 30 minutes away from the household.

Terms of Reference for Cost-Benefit Analysis of Climate Change Adaptation Measures

 

ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability-Africa seeks applications from suitably qualified service providers to undertake a Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) for the climate change adaptation component of their flagship water and sanitation project. The project entitled ‘Sustainable Urban Resilient Water for Africa: Developing Local Climate Solutions (SURe Water 4 Africa)’ is a five year European Commission funded project. The project commenced in December 2012 and will be concluding in June 2017.


The aim of the project is to contribute to sustainable climate change (CC) resilient urban water planning mechanisms and action based on international benchmarking within local authorities (LAs) and ensuring multiplier effects to the region. It focuses on the nexus of climate change and water, in particular droughts and floods, while identifying and implementing priority adaptation
measures to assist the most vulnerable sectors in the participating local authorities. Having identified potential adaptation measures for each of the SUReWater cities of Francistown (Botswana), Blantyre (Malawi), Walvis Bay (Namibia), Nelson Mandela Bay (South Africa), Lusaka
(Zambia) and Bulawayo (Zimbabwe); these local adaptation options require prioritisation and further evaluation by means of a CBA.

 

Read full terms of reference here.