Emergency Water Security and Efficiency Project (WB-P160911)

  • Botswana
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Mar 2, 2017
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Botswana
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Water and Sanitation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 145.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 160.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 13, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 29, 2016

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.
The development objective of the Emergency Water Security and Efficiency Project for Botswana is to improve availability of water supply in drought vulnerable areas, increase the efficiency of water utilities corporation (WUC), and strengthen wastewater management in selected systems. The project comprises of three components. The first component, improve availability of water supply and efficiency of services will support immediate and medium term investments and measures to mitigate the impact of the drought by improving availability of water in settlements that have experienced extended periods of rationing and or been forced to rely on water bowsers. The second component, improve wastewater and sludge management will support strategic investments in refurbishment and rehabilitation of wastewater treatment facilities, to protect surface and groundwater sources, and enable scaling up wastewater reclamation and reuse in Francistown and Lobatse through design and build contracts. The third component, sector reform and institutional strengthening will support reforms initiated under water sector reform program (WSRP) in 2009 by strengthening the institutional, policy, and legal framework as a means to improving long-term water security and increased efficiency of services. It consists of following sub-components: (i) sector reform; (ii) institutional strengthening and capacity building; (iii) forward planning - technical assistance and studies; and (iv) project management.
Investment Description
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Contact Information
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Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services Thataonaye Dedede Mr tdedede@gov.bw Water Utilities Corporation Mmetla Masire Mr mmasire@wuc.bw ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing ipanel@worldbank.org. You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx.

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