FAO – Development of schemes of complex use of water and land recourses in Wadi Hadramaut
The project dealt with the Integrated Water and Land Management, water quality and quantity monitoring, development and implementation of sustainable water and land resources management strategies in Wadi Hadramaut. Justification of the groundwater monitoring network, search for and identification of the locations suitable for construction of the underground water storage reservoirs, mathematic modelling of the aquifers; water balances calculations; forecast in groundwater quality changes at the designated locations.
Expert: Mikhail, Water Resource Management Consultant
Project (TE-P155493-TRAC-BB) Regional Water Dialogue. The IC and EG assignment was to articulate a vision for transboundary water resources management in the Aral Sea Basin that takes into account the interests of all states in the region, and to identify opportunities for capturing mutual benefits as a result of improved transboundary water resources management.
Expert: Mikhail, International Water Resource Management Expert
The Projectaim was predetermined by four basic activities: 1) enhancing the institutional frames and developing capacities; 2) developing projects and their assessment; 3) improving the legislation; and 4) performing activities on demonstration areas. The work of the expert on the legal component included: review of the national legislation pertaining to the current projects of irrigated land reclamation; evaluation of the current legislation and the regulatory frame pertaining to the irrigated land reclamation; assess the international experience in regulation of issues related to irrigated land reclamation; developing recommendations on improvement of the regulatory frame on irrigated land management; developing a plan for enhancing the regulatory capacities of the Foundation and the Republic of Uzbekistan in the field of irrigated land management
Expert: Mikhail, International expert in the field of water legislation, Irrigation and Land Management
British Red Cross
Responsible for providing timely and high quality technical advice and support to UK and overseas based teams in the delivery of appropriate interventions. Accountable for the delivery of quality technical and advisory services to support effectiveness and good practice in BRC supported RCM activities. Accountable for ensuring that all advice is compliant with legislation, regulations, internal and external policies, standards and good practice. Enable Country Managers and Heads of Region to ensure that BRC supported programmes are implemented in line with all relevant technical standards.
Deliver advice, within assigned thematic area, to disaster management and long-term programmes of partner national societies. Maintain an awareness of the role and technical capacities of partner national societies in relation to assigned thematic area. Support recruitment to the British Red Cross register of thematic experts and deployment of these experts to other components of the Movement.
Expert: Debora, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Advisory
Led as WASH Specialist providing technical assistance to the Ministries of Energy & Water (MINEA), Environment (MINAMB), Health (MINSA) and Education (MoE) including partner NGOs, in the design, preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community and school water, sanitation (CLTS) and hygiene projects. Key role in developing and supporting Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program in Angola.
Projects & Accomplishments:
- Contributed to the development and introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in project management and evaluation.
- Supported the scale up of CLTS approach (Open Defecation eradication) and initiating Sanitation marketing (EU funded project).
- Assisted Ministries (Water, Health, Education) and partner NGOs authorities in identifying institutional gaps, training needs, defining clear objectives for the purpose of institution strengthening and capacity building at national and sub-national including community levels to enhance, sustainability of water, sanitation and hygiene interventions.
- Supported the integrated approach WASH, Health and Nutrition in the emergency response to drought affected population in southern provinces of country including Rapid WASH assessment, designing WASH strategy response package in collaboration with Health and Nutrition expert among communities and health centres and designing proposal for donor funding.
- Supported Cholera response among affected communities in coordination with Water and Health departments;
- Supported WASH component of the integrated approach to Accelerated Child Survival Development programme in close collaboration with Health, Nutrition and C4D departments;
Technical support provide to Ministries of Water and Environment in development of National Environmental policy.
Expert: Debora, OiC Chief of Section/WASH Specialist
Provided research assistance to the World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) for the Documenting and learning from implementing rural sanitation at scale in Tanzania project.
Expert: Edward, Water Expert
Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Irrigation
Project Technical Operator for “Myinkun and Kanni Pump Irrigation Projects in the Central Dry Zone”, implemented by Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department (IWUMD) of Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI), financed by French Agency for Development (AFD), Contract No: PIP/CON 01.
Project provides (i) TA to IWUMD on rehabilitation planning, investigations, surveys and design, cost estimation and tendering; (ii) developing more inclusive and functioning user organisations for management, O&M of irrigation infrastructure; and (iii) improving performance of irrigation schemes by promoting efficient field irrigation techniques, higher value crops and more climate resilient crop production systems.
Leading 7 strong team of long-term national experts and 6-strong international short-term experts.
Responsible for planning and conducting Participatory Diagnostic Assessment of water user organisations, developing participatory design procedures for scheme rehabilitation, implementation of socio-economic baseline survey, staff assessment for capacity building measures, development and implementation of capacity building modules for farmers and government staffs, mentoring senior departmental management staff at national and regional levels, team management, drafting and submission of subject and project reports, budgeting and managing project funds. Lead and conduct regular weekly and monthly team and stakeholder meetings.
Expert: Manfred, Team Leader/ Irrigation Engineer
Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia
Loan Consultant for the World Bank/ Ministry of Agriculture funded “Supervision of Civil Works under the Irrigation and Land Market Development Project (ILMDP) – Irrigation and Drainage Improvement Component (IDIC), Contract Ref No: IDIC/CS/QCBS/01.
Leading 18 strong team of multi-national supervision experts overseeing rehabilitation of three irrigation schemes that include river weir structures, concrete lined and earth canals, siphons with barrel sizes of up to dia. 1.4m, concrete galleries, cross regulator structures and secondary canal off takes. Lead the tender design quality review and reporting; proposed/planned design modifications to improve water control and management.
As Project Manager represent the employer/MoA on three works contracts (Zeda Ru, Kvemo Samgori, Tbisi Kumisi irrigation schemes) totaling some 10 Million USD. Managed three site supervision teams, established QA Plan, procedures and data formats; reviewed/ approved contractor´s work planning, work methods and material usage statements; established measuring of works, quality control, and certification of payment procedures. Lead and conduct regular weekly and monthly meetings with contractors and employer. Prepared inception, monthly, quarterly reports for submission to MoA/Client.
Expert: Manfred, Team Leader/ Civil Engineer/ Project Manager
European Union Delegation Tajikistan
FWC COM 2011 – LOT 1: Studies and technical assistance in all sectors DCI-ASIE/2015/360-210/1: “Provision of Technical Assistance to support the identification and formulation of a Rural Development Programme within the frame of the Multi-annual Indicative Programme (2014-2020)”. Three strong team, preparing the irrigation, WSS, and watershed management interventions including Logical Framework, SWOT analysis and RISK assessment, indicative budget and implementation modalities with potential partners including WB/ PAMP II, SDC, and NGOs within the foreseen Zarafshan Valley programme area.
Expert: Manfred, Senior Integrated Water Resources Management Specialist
Secure Energy Services
Responsible Member for hydrogeological and environmental services for the Onsite Remediation/Reclamation and Planning /Regulatory sectors of Secure Energy Services Group. In this role, I was responsible for the professional reviews, upgrades and approval (final sign off) of all hydrogeological and environmental reports of projects completed at abandoned and active contaminated sites (with very complex soil and groundwater problems) for large volume Oil and Gas clients and Energy companies in Alberta and British Columbia. Additionally, responsible for risk assessment and large-scale remediation planning and research into alternative technologies.
Expert: Korblaah, Technical Advisor/Senior Hydrogeologist
ACWUA Capacity development Program: Advisory services to GIZ project management on the components of the program:
- Elaboration of Energy Efficiency guidelines and test in pilot projects
- Implementation of KPI’s and Benchmarking within ACWUA members
- Learning courses implementation and strategy for marketing
Implementation of Water Integrity program (Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan)
Expert: Biad, Regional Advisor
The National Office of Portable Water
Consulting included water supply management, operation and maintenance water distribution facilities (+300 small and medium cities, more than 700.000 subscribers). Consultant was also managing actions for NRW and efficiency improvement. The objective was to identify losses through the water supply system (Rehabilitation studies for water distribution network and facilities. Following up leak detection campaigns in ONEP centers. Management of water-meters). Participation in follow-up water saving programs.
Expert: Biad, Operation & Maintenance Engineer Expert