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Development of the locally led technology transfer action plan and a blueprint for action for the uptake of rainwater harvesting system at the local level in Pakistan

Last update: Feb 29, 2024 Last update: Feb 29, 2024

Details

Locations:Pakistan
Start Date:Oct 20, 2023
End Date:Unknown
Contract value:EUR 250,000
Sectors:Environment & NRM, Gender, Information & Communica ... See moreEnvironment & NRM, Gender, Information & Communication Technology, Inst. Devt. & Cap. building, Training
Categories:Consulting services
Date posted:Feb 29, 2024

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Description

Description: Development of the locally led technology transfer action plan and a blueprint for action for the uptake of rainwater harvesting system at the local level in Pakistan.

Background

Freshwater resources in Pakistan are under substantial stress due to growing population, urbanization, and unplanned land use. Water scarcity is expected to result in a wide range of socio-economic and environmental effects in Pakistan, especially impacting vulnerable communities including women and children.

While the application of rainwater harvesting system is important for sustainable water supply to local communities, there are barriers and limited capacity in identifying, deploying, and operating suitable technologies for the system at the local level.

A Consortium of organisations led by Zephyr Consulting, will implement a project to assess and select innovative rainwater harvesting system(s)/approaches at the local level in Pakistan. Central to this initiative is the creation of a locally led technology transfer action plan and a blueprint for action, which focuses on the uptake of the best and innovative rainwater harvesting technologies.

Project Objective

The overall goal is to enhance water security and climate resilience in a targeted local area in Pakistan through the implementation of a locally led innovative rainwater harvesting system/approach. The project will create a technology transfer action plan and a blueprint for action, facilitating the uptake and sustainable operation of the rainwater harvesting system.

In scope of this project

  • Area and stakeholder selection.
  • Rainwater harvesting technology selection or design.
  • Action plan and blueprint development.
  • Capacity building and awareness raising.

 Key Requirements

In order to enhance water security and realise overarching goal and subsequent objectives, the project must:

  • Identify the target local areas where the rainwater harvesting system will be deployed.
  • Identify the stakeholders who will be involved in the project.
  • Identify best practices and technologies for rainwater harvesting.
  • Design/select innovative rainwater harvesting system/approach.
  • Develop a locally-led technology transfer action plan.
  • Develop a blueprint for action focused on rainwater harvesting.
  • Provide capacity building and awareness-raising activities.
  • The participation and interests of women shall be incorporated throughout the project.

Proposed Solution

The proposed solution for the objective of the project is to develop a locally led technology transfer action plan and a blueprint for action that focuses on the uptake of an innovative rainwater harvesting system(s) at the local level in Pakistan.

Key Deliverables

  • Identified local areas where the rainwater harvesting system(s) will be deployed.
  • Identified key stakeholders who will be involved in the project.
  • Identified best practices and technologies for innovative rainwater harvesting.
  • Locally-led technology transfer action plan.
  • Blueprint for action centered around a rainwater harvesting system.
  • Well-trained people, including adequate participation of women.
  • Enhanced climate resilience in the water sector with at the forefront the interests of vulnerable groups including women and youth.

Impact Project Result (Key Benefits)

  • Customized and adoption of rainwater harvesting technology tailored to local needs.
  • Strengthened local ownership and accountability for sustainable water management.
  • Enabled rapid deployment and replication of the system in other vulnerable areas.
  • Enhanced skills and awareness for sustainable water use and climate adaptation.
  • Increased ability to withstand climate-related shocks and stresses of the water sector.
  • Long-term sustainable and resilient who have a stable water supply.
  • Contribution to SDGs: 5, 6, 8, 11 and 13

Type of services provided: 

  • Design rainwater harvesting system.
  • Capacity needs assessment development.
  • Concept note development.
  • Blueprint development.
  • Capacity building and training.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Gender assessments.
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessments.

 Dates (start/end): 20 October 2023 - Ongoing

 

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