Monday, November 4, 2019
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Amsterdam RAI
    Session: Financial models for water management

    Theme: crosscutting theme: bankability 

    Results of applied science and innovations will be presented in this session, addressing the crosscutting theme of financial models. There will be different forms of interaction with the audience.

    Research & Innovation session

    Location: Amsterdam RAI
    Room: E107

    Add to Agenda 04 November 2019 10:00 04 November 2019 11:30 Europe/Amsterdam Financial models for water management

    Theme: crosscutting theme: bankability 

    Results of applied science and innovations will be presented in this session, addressing the crosscutting theme of financial models. There will be different forms of interaction with the audience.

    E107 - Amsterdam RAI


    Quantifying the economic benefit of urban heat island mitigation using irrigated green infrastructure

    Urban greening can be water intensive but can provide many benefits that contribute to community and climate resilience, notably mitigating the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect in urban and suburban settings. However, the actual temperature reduction potential of urban greening in new suburban developments is rarely tested, nor are the economic benefits quantified for use in decision-making. This paper reports on a study from Melbourne, Australia that models summer temperature impacts across four greening scenarios and quantifies the economic benefits associated with UHI mitigation. The results can be used to inform decision-making on policies for urban greening in future. 

    • Speaker - Kym Whiteoak, Trinomics
      A demand-driven long-term water authority partnership for implementation of an ambitious water sector reform in the Palestinian Territories

      The implementation of the 2014 new Water Law put the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) in charge of an ambitious water sector reform in the Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza). The central question is how to address financial challenges resulting from various reasons such as shortage of water, huge population (water demand), low water tariff, unplanned development, shortage of financing, absence of commercial orientation and others? 

      Other organisations: 

      Palestinian Water Authority (PWA), Salfeet Governorate, Halhul Governorate, Netherlands Representative Office (NRO), World Waternet 

      • Speaker - Frank Tibben, Waternet
      • Speaker - Rawan Isseed, Palestine Water Authority
        Making the La Paz early warning and water efficiency projects bankable

        In November 2016, Bolivia was forced to declare a state of emergency as it faced its worst drought in 25 years. Water rationing was introduced in capital La Paz. The armed forces were brought in to distribute water, emergency wells were drilled, businesses and schools closed. RHDHV responded with the “Water Efficiency & Early Warning Project”. A feasibility study was done by RHDHV that resulted in a bankable project. This project entails the implementation of an enhanced system of water resources data, information control room and an advanced decision support system. This sets water utility EPSAS in a “control mode” for a next potential drought situation. The system yields additional raw water resources the equivalent of a new dam and has a payback time of 3.5 years by OPEX reduction. The total cost of project implementation is estimated at EUR 17.7 million. 

         Other organisations: 

        Empresa Pública Social de Agua y Saneamiento (EPSAS), RoyalHaskoning DHV, Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) 

          Aquarating (light) as a benchmarking and loan structuring tool in developing countries

          SOMAGEP-SA (Mali) was the first water utility for which the IWA Aquarating tool was used to structure a loan by the Dutch Development Bank FMO. Due to the extensive work required to fill in this auditing tool, World Waternet, in collaboration with FMO, developed the Aquarating light version. This version is now used for structuring loans for other WaterWorX programs. 

           Other organisations: 

          CEE-m, World Waternet, SOMAPEP, Dutch Ministry of foreign affairs, WaterWorX Program 

          • Speaker - Abdoul Aziz Traoré, SOMAGEP SA
            Influence profile of the wastewater chain in Amsterdam: Towards a resilient system for phosphorus recovery and valorisation

            Challenge: Current methods fail to provide necessary insights into decision-making processes around circular economy. Which technologies, customers, partners, startups and markets to engage?   

            Solution: Organisations collaborated to develop an Integrated Approach, which applies a method from MIT to a context of complex system of circular economy in Amsterdam. We validated it in a conference publication and proceedings by MIT and TUM, as well as workshops with stakeholders of PIB Singapore and students. The outcome is an integrated data-model and a guideline for co-design of circular solutions with evaluation of systemic impacts.   The model shows structure of current metabolism in Amsterdam, and possibilities for interventions for phosphorus recovery & valorisation. The guideline provides methodology to extend the model with new data and to train non-experts. It is also complementary to current methods.  

            Other organisations: 

            TU Delft 

            • Speaker - Maxim Amosov, Organic Village
              Shimla (India): An IFI-supported water operators’ partnership for implementation of water supply and sewerage services

              The water supply and sewerage system in Shimla–capital of state of Himachal Pradesh, is more than 100 years old. Growing urbanization and heavy tourist loads stressed the water supply infrastructure and only 12% of costs for the operation of services is recovered from customers. The state government has set up a dedicated utility to take over WSS services for the city; these responsibilities were hither to fragmented between different agencies and departments, leading to blurred accountability. This utility–the Shimla Jal Prabandhan Nigam Ltd (SJPNL)–will run the city’s WSS system. SJPNL is new entity and is in process building its capacities to become a water utility on par with the international performance standards. The World Bank-supported project, the first in a series of three development policy loans (DPL) allowed SJPNL to partner with WaternetWaternet assists SJPNL in organizational improvements, process improvements, technology in utility management, employee management, 24×7 drinking water supply, energy efficiency, NRW control and reduction.