Waste Management and Pollution (air, water, soil)

 

Waste Management Technologies in Regions (WMTR)

LOCATION

Georgia:
Kakheti region and Adjara Autonomous Republic

NAME OF CLIENT

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

AWARDING ORGANIZATION

USAID

DURATION OF PROJECT

March 18, 2014 – March 1, 2018

DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The Georgia Waste Management Technologies in Regions will support the competent central and targeted local government authorities, local businesses and communities in targeted regions, and municipalities in the design of an integrated waste management system.

The project will assist the GoG in designing an adequate waste management system in the targeted regions of Adjara and Kakheti and implement pilot interventions in selected municipalities to support a cleaner and healthier environment, minimize adverse impacts from waste on human health and natural resources, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfills via the following actions:
1 Establishment of waste management systems and improvement of the capacity of public and private sectors;
2 Strengthening capacity and efficiency of recycling companies and improvement of enabling environment;
3 Development of waste management policies and strategies and elaboration of adequate waste collection tariffs necessary to maintain the waste management system;
4 Engagement of public awareness and participation in all aspects of the design, decision-making and implementation of a modern waste management system and the 4 R's to support improved waste collection and recycling efforts in the targeted regions.

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Kvemo Kartli Solid Waste Management Project – Feasibility Study

LOCATION

Georgia: Kvemo Kartli region

NAME OF CLIENT

COWI A/S

AWARDING ORGANIZATION

EBRD

DURATION OF PROJECT
May 1, 2014 - September 30, 2014
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The Project has the following objectives:
• Re-assess the suitability of the selection of the main landfill site and identification of one alternative suitable site if necessary with evaluation and comparison of optional solutions according to EU rules;
• Review the investment proposals and needs in the Cities and draw up a detailed investment programme, including but not limited to the collection vehicles, the closure of the existing landfills or dumpsites, the opening of the new sanitary landfill, estimate costs of the transfer stations;
• Estimate potential reductions in Greenhouse Gas (“GHG”) emissions arising from utilisation of biogas from existing and planned landfill sites. Estimate methane budgets for both the existing and new landfills, together with CO2 emissions from any fuels displaced by the methane following the Solid Waste section in GN3 of the EBRD GHG Assessment Methodology;
• Make necessary recommendation for institutional changes (organisation of the Company, changes in law or institutional changes, introduction of gate fee paid to the Company and changes of cleaning fee collected from population) regarding the solid waste management in the covered area;
• Carry out the economics of the Project and the financial analysis of Company and business plan over the lifetime of the loan (estimated at 15 years) and calculation of IRRs (economic and financial);
• Carry out credit analysis of the Participating Municipalities. For each city, define the level of subsidy required (if required) to meet increased expenses due to introduction of gate fee;
• Prepare the timetable for implementation of the Project;
• Make recommendations as to the third phase of the Project development;
• Review the potential for private sector participation (“PSP”) in waste collection and disposal (e.g. design-build-operate for any part of the proposed project, privatisation of collection in part of the city, operation of the landfill, etc.).
 

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Promoting Environmental and Social Accountability in the Mining Sector in the Caucasus

LOCATION

Georgia: (Adjara, Imereti, Shida Kartli, Kvemo Kartli, Kakheti regions); Armenia (Lori marz), Azerbaijan (Ganja-Qazakh econ. region).

AWARDING ORGANIZATION
Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service
DURATION OF PROJECT
October 1, 2014 - December 15, 2014
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
The development goal of the Project is to reduce poverty, enhance environmental and social security and foster sustainable rural development by strengthening civil society and promoting policy dialogue for sustainable natural resources management in the South Caucasus region
The Project Objectives are:
1. Strengthening local capacity to empower affected communities and institutions to advocate and participate effectively in decision-making processes related to the mining industry and rural development.
2. Developing issue based coalitions, state & non-state partnerships and structural policy dialogue to promote an environmentally and socially accountable mining sector.
3. Lobbying agreed guidance and policy recommendations to prioritise the environmental and social safeguard issues in the State policy documents regulating the mining sector in the South Caucasus countries.

Expected results:
1. Affected communities in the target regions are aware of mining related regulations and impacts, have access to related public information and exercise public participation mechanisms in decision-making process. Specifically, 7 local working groups (WGs) (comprising of at least 100 people all together, with at least 50% women participation) are mobilized, trained in environmental and social compliance management based on national legislation and best international practices, public participation, monitoring, gender equality, conflict management, advocacy and lobbying, and are actively involved in mining related decision-making and policy (i.e. mining and rural development) formulation process. The knowledge and capacity of around 500 stakeholders at the local level in target regions (with at least 50% of women and 30% of youth) are enhanced.
2. Mining related challenges and priorities are identified based on local evidence and case studies. Policy recommendations (around 15 with at least 3 gender and age sensitive recommendations) are developed by thematic coalitions in consultation with the competent authorities, MPs, experts groups, private sector, communities and CSOs.
3. The competent national authorities (at least 2 State Authorities) recognize and consider at least 7 recommendations (elaborated by the project) that address the environmental and social impacts of mining in related state policy, programs and relevant state budget. Mining companies active in the South Caucasus countries are aware of European and best international mining practices and at least 5 companies consider them in their development plans.
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Arsenic containing mining waste in Georgia

LOCATION

Georgia: Racha Lechkumi and Kvemo Svaneti

NAME OF CLIENT

Witteveen+Bos

AWARDING ORGANIZATION

NL Agency, NL EVD International, PSO Environment

DURATION OF PROJECT
January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2015
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

Under the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Government of Georgia and the Government of The Netherlands, NL EVD International is now assigned to execute a programme that aims at bringing about significant environmental improvements on a sustainable basis in Georgia (among other countries). The programme intends to support the adequate handling of environmental problems, including hotspots like in Uravi and Tsana in Georgia. This is to be achieved through targeted pilot investments that strengthen the local private sector and that are sustainable form an environmental and economic perspective. The pilot investments, or projects, involve a mix of hardware supply and installations, knowledge transfer and project management.

The approach of the contamination in the area will essentially consist of the following interdependent work streams:
1. accurate assessment and establishment of a Conceptual Site Model of the contamination and the threats to people, agriculture and environment of the former arsenic ore processing sites in Uravi and Tsana;
2. set-up a detailed plan for management and control of the contamination, and of local land and land-use dynamics, including the influence of geo-morphological influences (earth quakes, landslides, erosion);
3. elimination of most direct and important threats of the contamination to people, agriculture (e.g. livestock) and environment;
4. enhancing monitoring and management capacity of the relevant Authorities for this project;
5. inform stakeholders and raise their awareness of the pollution and the interventions.

The following project results are anticipated to be achieved:
1. Agreement on a program for management of arsenic waste and soil contamination in the Ambrolauri and Lentekhi district and agreement on detailed action plan of most urgent sites;
2. elimination of the most urgent risks;
3. broad ownership of the project approach and results, and stakeholder involvement

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Strengthening Capacities for Designing a National Pollutant and Release Transfer Register and Supporting SAICM Implementation in Georgia

LOCATION

Georgia

AWARDING ORGANIZATION

SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund
UNEP DTIE

DURATION OF PROJECT

March 1, 2009 -February 29, 2011

DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The overall goal of the project was to provide, over a period of 24 months, technical and financial support to Georgia for the implementation of specific PRTR design tasks, and SAICM implementation in general. Specific objectives of the project included the following:
• To enhance the availability of environmental information provided by government to the public
• To foster dialogue between government, industry, and civil society
• To strengthen the capacities of civil society to participate meaningfully in the PRTR design process and SAICM implementation in general, including other future or follow-up projects
• To raise awareness of high-level decision-makers in Georgia with the goal of institutionalizing national PRTRs
• To formalize the process of PRTR design in Georgia including participation of concerned government sectors, as well as affected and interested parties
• To provide information and technical expertise to Georgia relevant for making informed PRTR decisions which take into account national needs and circumstance
• Contribute to the development of methodologies and knowledge-sharing at the international level about PRTR and SAICM implementation

The project addressed the importance placed on PRTRs and strengthening of civil society capacities as outlined in the Global Plan of Action.
 

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