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Pollution Reduction through Improved Municipal Wastewater Management in Coastal Cities in ACP Countries with a Focus on SIDS

The immediate objectives of the project are as follows:

  • 1.To increase capacity of municipalities in ACP countries to identify and formulate projects to collect and either treat or re-use municipal wastewater that are:
    • a.environmentally friendly,
    • b.technologically feasible, and
    • c.financially sustainable.
  • 2.To develop institutional capacity - at the finance committee level - for effective multi-year financial planning; and to strengthen domestic and external resource mobilization, including the “user pays” and “polluter pays” principle, and involvement of the private sector
  • 3.To promote the systematic involvement of stakeholders, such as fisheries, tourism, public health, environmental NGOs and communities, in all stages of the planning process leading to municipal wastewater infrastructure investments; and to improve the knowledge base and strengthen information exchange between practitioners (North-South knowledge transfer and South-South knowledge sharing) and cooperation between project managers and finance planners.
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Documents & Resources
General information
GEF ID 3181
Project type Medium-Size Project
Status closed (Project Completion)
Start Date 20 Feb 2007
End Date 31 Mar 2010
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project USD 1,000,000
Total Cost of the project: USD 2,200,000
YES - See results data (3181)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Project contacts
Robert Bechtloff Programme Officer
Andrew Hudson Head of Water & Ocean Governance