Adapting to Climate Change Induced Water Stress in the Nile River Basin (DHI / USGS/UNEP/CEDARE), Duration (2011-2012)

Adapting to Climate Change Induced Water Stress in the Nile River BasinType of services provided:

  • Review available data and information.
  • Agree on a common assessment approach and format of the report on the subject area, including the development of hydrological models for the basin. 
  • Understand temporal and spatial hydrologic dynamics of the Nile and formulate strategies accordingly.
  • Identify critical gaps and come up with strategies for dealing with the gaps.
  • Identify focused working groups and develop a timeframe for these working groups to deliver the key outputs for the project component.

CEDARE signs agreement with Alexandria Water Company under SWITCH Project

CEDARE signs agreement with Alexandria Water Company under SWITCH ProjectAs part of the SWITCH project being implemented by CEDARE in Alexandria, an agreement has been signed between CEDARE and the Alexandria Water Company to implement measures of Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) in on the informal settlements in Alexandria.  Eng. Nadia Abdou, Chairperson of the Alexandria Water Company, indicated that the Water Company is pleased to cooperate with CEDARE in a water savings program in the Fishermen’s Village including the installation of home water savings fittings, as well as in a leak detection and pipe repair program, and in water supply SWITCHing for the Youth Center soccer field from fresh drinking water supply for irrigation to groundwater supply. 

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IUCN-DSS (IUCN-CEDARE), Duration (2007-2010)

IUCN1An agreement was signed between CEDARE and IUCN on July 15, 2007 to produce a project document for implementing system analysis tools to improve water resources management. System tools will be developed to support district managers to assess water needs and to allocate water efficiently within the district. The activities were carried out upon the contract was signed for a duration of 30 months. An amendment to this Memorandum of Understanding was signed on July 15, 2007. An Agreement was signed between CEDARE and IUCN for a project named (System Analysis Tools (DSS)) for improving River Water Management in Selected Districts in Egypt).

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Capacity Building for the Arab Water Council (AWC-CEDARE-World Bank), Duration (2007-2009)

Capacity Building for the Arab Water CouncilCapacity Building of the Arab Water Council is to generate changes in national institutions and policies in the Arab Countries of the Middle East and North Africa to enable more efficient water management in the region.  A memorandum of understanding was signed between CEDARE and the World Bank on February 2007 to enhance the AWC organizational capacity to fulfill and sustain its function as the regional water knowledge platform.  Total Budget allocated to the project is $ 300,000.  The activities will be carried out upon signing the contract for duration of 30 months period.

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NBI DSS (Nile Basin Initiative-CEDARE), Duration (2007-2008)

NBI DSSThe development of the Nile Basin DSS shall be based on Identified specific needs to support regional cooperation in the Nile Basin and as such should be demand driven and depend on the types of decisions that are required to be made.  The Nile Basin DSS primarily serve as a regional tool while at the same time it has to be relevant at the national level as well. 

Enhance analytical capacity for basin-wide perspective to support development, management, and protection of Nile Basin water resources in an equitable, optimal, integrated and sustainable manner through identification of user's needs and development of DSS design to meet those needs.

Type of services provided:

  • Conducting detailed assessment of the needs of the potential users of the DSS
  • Documenting the requirements of the system
  • Preparing conceptual design of the DSS
  • Preparing a detailed development plan, including a training procurement plan

Sustainable Water Management Improves Tomorrow’s Cities’ Health (SWITCH-EU-CEDARE), Duration (2006-2011)

SWITCH 3The project was implemented by different combinations of consortium partners, organized in six complementary and interactive research themes. The project includes a number of demonstration activities, to be carried out in several cities. In each of the demonstration cities, a Learning Alliance has been or will be established. The SWITCH approach to Urban Water Management is aimed at solving the challenge of water management in the city of the future. The SWITCH project includes a number of demonstration activities, to be carried out in 10 identified SWITCH Demonstration Cities. These cities are: Accra, Alexandria, Beijing, Belo Horizonte, Birmingham, Chongqing, Hamburg, Lodz, Tel Aviv and Zaragossa. In addition, the Emscher Region of Germany is participating, and a Learning Alliance has been established in Lima, Peru. The Development of an Integrated Urban Water Management Plan for the City of Alexandria was conducted in this project.

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