July 2011: Cowater Selected to Support Government of Haiti Improvements in Water and Sanitation Service Delivery

Cowater was recently awarded a contract by the Government of Haiti and the Inter-American Development Bank to develop a Master Plan and capacity building project in the Artibonite region of the country. The project will strengthen the ability of the Haitian National Directorate for Water Supply and Sanitation to plan and support delivery of water and sanitation services in the project area, and will include cataloguing of the water and sanitation situation through detailed technical and social field inventories and preparation of feasibility studies. Detailed design and contract management will be provided for key water and sanitation interventions in prioritized key small towns in Artibonite. Cowater will also review policy, legal and institutional frameworks; prepare a 15-year Strategic Investment Plan; and develop a Capacity Building Plan for strategic planning and management, monitoring and evaluation, environmental protection, and institutional guidance for sector-wide approaches to water and sanitation delivery.