Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia: Hydro-Economic Analysis on Cost-Effective Solutions to Close Ulaanbaatar’s Future Water Gap

 Hydro-economic analysis on cost-effective solutions to close Ulaanbaatar’s future water gapThis report focuses on Mongolia’s capital and economic hub, Ulaanbaatar. Based on the water supply-demand gap identified in the previous project phase, an inventory of implementable solutions to close the gap was identified and prioritized to allow for sustainable economic development.

By 2021, water demand will not be met with the available water resources in the high and medium water-demand scenarios. By 2030, a water demand-supply gap is estimated in all scenarios.

Solutions are focused on the key water users in Ulaanbaatar (energy, domestic, and industrial sectors) and include water demand reduction and water supply augmentation measures. These were selected from ongoing (governmental) initiatives and stakeholder consultations and were customized from international best cases to Ulaanbaatar’s context. The identified solutions were prioritized on the basis of an assessment framework that consists of financial, economic, and environmental criteria.

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Upcoming Events | Stockholm World Water Week 2016

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2030 WRG is one of the 3 key collaborating partners for this year’s 2016 Stockholm World Water Week themed ‘Water for Sustainable Growth’. See below an overview of our activities. You are welcome to join the sessions, visit our booth and attend our happy hours.

Sunday, August 28
SEMINAR | Water and job opportunities: a critical nexus for growth

Venue: NL 357
Conveners: 2030 WRG, ILO, IWA, SIWI

How can employment policies be harmonized across sectors and levels of administration. What are the entry points to strengthening labor market and green infrastructure? How can career opportunities, incentives and management strengthen water-related HR frameworks? How can workers’ participation be improved? How can multi-stakeholder partnerships de-risk livelihoods along value chains?

Read more: http://programme.worldwaterweek.org/event/6300 or download the flyer here.

11:00-12:30 Water and jobs: a critical nexus for growth
Chair: Frederico Properzi, UN-Water
14:00-15:30 The driving force behind Water Security: Competent Professionals
Chair: Kristen de Vette, IWA
16:00-17:30 Value Chain Sustainability: The Engine of Growth
Chair: Rochi Khemka, 2030 Water Resources Group

Tuesday, August 30
SEMINAR | Financing water infrastructure for sustainable growth

Venue: FH 300
Conveners: 2030 WRG; Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment of the Netherlands; OECD; SIWI and the World Water Council

The seminar aims to address issues as: how to channel additional sources of finance to cover capital and operating expenditures? Which innovative financing models and investment vehicles can bridge the gap between financial risk and returns from investments in water security?

Read more: http://programme.worldwaterweek.org/event/6342

09:00-10:30 Bridging the gap
Facilitator: Henk Ovink, Special Envoy, Kingdom of the Netherlands
11:00-12:30 From USD100bn to USD100k: from vision to transaction
Facilitator: Jim Winpenny, Consultant, Wychwood Economic Consulting
14:00-15:30 The risk-return metrics
Facilitator: John Joyce, SIWI

Tuesday, August 30
SIDE EVENT | 2030 WRG Session on Public-Private Platforms for Sustainable Growth and Development

Time: 11:00-12:30
Venue: FH Congress Hall C
Conveners: 2030 Water Resources Group

2030WRG will show how it has built trust and promoted innovative financial instruments to deliver sustainable water resources projects. Together with our partners, innovative financial mechanisms and prioritization techniques will be presented, thereby initiating projects that create jobs, achieve the SDGs and address political, social and environmental challenges.

Read more: http://programme.worldwaterweek.org/event/5636

Tuesday, August 30
HAPPY HOUR | 2030 WRG Booth Networking Drinks

Time: 16:30 – 17:30
Venue: 0-level, booth 3 & 4

Networking and mingling opportunity at the 2030 WRG booth. Come join us. Learn more about our work and get to know our team and partners.

Wednesday, August 31
SIDE EVENT | Cracking the water finance puzzle: crowding in private finance

Time: 09:00-10:30
Venue: FH300
Conveners: 2030 WRG, OECD, World Bank

The event focuses on the need to address the financing gap through commercial investment in the water sector to achieve the SDGs. It will target an audience of water service providers, investors, development partners and country representatives who are seeking to attract private finance to discuss the opportunities and challenges.

Read more: http://programme.worldwaterweek.org/event/5640

Wednesday, August 31
HAPPY HOUR | 2030 WRG Booth Networking Drinks

Time: 16:30 – 17:30
Venue: 0-level, booth 3 & 4

Networking and mingling opportunity at the 2030 WRG booth. Come join us. Learn more about our work and get to know our team and partners.

Booth

SIWI Expo location 2016

Please visit our booth (number 3&4 at Level 0)
Opening hours | The exhibition area will be open to the general public between 09:00 and 15:00 hrs.

Sunday, 08:00-19:00
Monday, 08:00-19:00
Tuesday, 08:00-19:00
Wednesday, 08:00-19:00
Thursday, 08:00-19:00
Friday, 08:00-14:00

 

 

2030WRG and CONAGUA conclude capital investment prioritization system project

2016.08.10_MexicoCapitalinvestmentprioJuly 21, 2016 – In Mexico, after one year of intense collaborative work with CONAGUA, 2030WRG delivered the final version of CONAGUAs capital investment prioritization system.  This system will be used henceforth to prioritize CONAGUA´s main project portfolio in order to achieve strategic policy priorities established in the National Water Plan 2014-2018 and other policy instruments.

An important part of the project comprised a careful organization of a capacity-building process in order to ensure the full appropriation of the analytical tools used by the system. In order to achieve this, during the last mission to Mexico several capacity-buildings workshops were planned and carried out with the participation of all of the substantive units of CONAGUA. During these workshops CONAGUAs personnel had the opportunity to simulate several scenarios and used the prioritization system accordingly.  This versatility is possible because the system can be used through a very user-friendly interface that allows the dynamic consideration of several variables and policy objectives.  Comprehensive and in-detailed manuals were shared and reviewed with all the participants, and special one-to-one tutorials were held with the personnel of the Deputy Direction of Planning, the unit in charge of planning and programming investments in CONAGUA.

It is worth highlighting that the development and institutionalization of this capital investment prioritization system has been considered by CONAGUA as an important and warranted institutional development milestone. At the 2030WRG we would like to acknowledge the collaboration with CONAGUA and congratulate the institution on this important achievement, possible thanks to the strong political will and commitment of CONAGUAs leadership.