Project detail

Location within Country:ENTIRE COUNTRY
Start date (month/year):03/2011
Completion date (month/year):01/2015
Value of contract(€):36,000,000
Total N° of staff-months of the assignment:450
Value of services provided by Consultant(€):24,000,000
Date:06 Oct, 2015



Preparation of a national strategy for water resources and land management for iraq for the next 20 years including the investment strategy, the legal and institutional reform strategy of the water sector of iraq and the preparation of a negotiation strategy on water with the riparian countries

The SWLRI project included three main components: (1) the preparation of a National Strategy for water and land resources management for Iraq for the period 2015-2035 including the investment strategy, based on the concept of the Integrated Water Resources Management
(IWRM), (2) the preparation of a negotiation strategy on water for Iraq to successfully achieve water sharing agreements with neighboring countries and (3) the design, creation, institutionalization and training of a Project Management Unit (PMU) to support the implementation of the SWLRI program.

Within the preparation of the national strategy, built on a reporting and presentations system delivered to the Client, our Consortium conducted extensive data collection and field survey and assessment, computer analyses, GIS and mapping, aimed mainly at defining an up to date picture of the current and future water supply and water demand. Most importantly, the consultants successfully developed an investment strategy for the water and agriculture sector of Iraq, assessed existing laws and institutional arrangements within the water sector, proposed new policies and legislative and institutional reforms, trained hundreds of employees from the ministry of water resources, conducted extensive stakeholder involvement programs, assisted the ministry of water resources in negotiating water sharing agreements and institutional reforms with all 18 governorates of Iraq, including the analysis of the application of water tariffs.

Along with the National Energy Strategy, SWLRI represents the most critical and complex strategic study the Government of Iraq has ever developed in recent history. The consultant was required to discuss component of the Strategy directly with the highest member of the Iraqi government.