DFID lançou um concurso focado em esforços para reduzir as perdas de água (Non-revenue water, em Inglês). O prémio total é de até £1,000,000.
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We would like to call your attention to the new DFID-funded Dreampipe II prize competition focusing on efforts to reduce non-revenue water (NRW) in developing countries. Dreampipe II has a total prize purse of about GBP 1,000,000. The competition should appeal to water utilities, consultants, entrepreneurs, financiers, and NGOs.
Dreampipe II, part of the DFID Ideas to Impact programme consists of three Phases:
—Phase 1 (up to ten prizes of £30,000 each) requires only the preparation of a business plan.
—Phase 2 will involve implementing a demonstration project to reduce NRW in a selected water utility in a developing country.
—Phase 3 will be based on a fully structured deal for an expansion project in the same utility company.
The main objective of Dreampipe II is to find ways to bring financing from non-traditional sources (e.g. not from international financial institutions (IFIs), bilateral development agencies or governments). We know that financing is available, and the top-priority NRW-reduction interventions can pay for themselves in 3–7 years. The potential is there, but it’s not being realised. We need innovators who can help unlock the potential!
You may be interested in the recent post about Dreampipe II on the International Water Association (IWA) blog.
Given that you are a professional working in the area of urban water supply, you or your colleagues or associates may wish to submit an application. So please consider applying, or please pass this information along so we can work together to combat NRW.
The deadline for registration for Phase 1 is 15 February 2017.