Potable Water Management Programme (PWMP) in Upper Egypt – Phase 1


Egypt is a water scarce country and has critical needs in better managing water resources and reducing water losses as well as water consumption. Switzerland can share its know-how in the water sector. This programme contributes to equitable access to safely managed water to deprived and informal settlement areas in the economically disadvantaged governorate of Aswan in Upper Egypt and to improved potable water management and service provision in Aswan Water & Sanitation Company (AWSC).

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Egypt
Water
Governance
Health
Water supply
Public finance management
Health education
01.07.2017 - 31.12.2021
CHF 7'480'000
Background

Existing infrastructure and service provision are not able to cope with the increased water demand.

High water losses resulting from deteriorated water networks and inefficient administrative processes, reduce to a great extent the revenues of the water companies, which leads to poor maintenance of the infrastructure and hence to a poor service provision.

The state policies and strategies for a coherent development of the water sector need to improve, in order to enhance the water resource management and to ensure a quality, reliable and affordable water and wastewater service provision.

Objectives To contribute to an effective, efficient and reliable service provision of potable water by Aswan Water and Sanitation Company (AWSC), which will lead to sustainable and equitable access to potable water.
Target groups

Direct:

AWSC staff for outcome 1

Inhabitants of Kattereya, Amberkab, Khor Awada and in part of El-Nasiriya for outcome 2 (76’000 persons)

Students, teachers, women and youth actively participating in the awareness campaigns of outcome 3 (5500 persons) 

Indirect:

All customers of the AWSC in Aswan for outcome 1 (621’000 persons)

All inhabitants of Katterya, Amberkab and Khor Awada for outcome 3 (36’000 persons)

Medium-term outcomes

Outcome 1: Improved potable water management and service provision at AWSC level

Outcome 2: Equitable access to a safely managed water system that meets the present and future demand for the inhabitants of the targeted deprived and informal areas

Outcome 3: Adopted water saving measures among the inhabitants of the targeted deprived and informal areas through gender sensitive activities

Results

Expected results:  

Under outcome 1:

Output 1     AWSC business processes are analyzed and modeled for improvement towards more effective, efficient and reliable service provision

Output 2     AWSC cost side is analyzed and optimized with a focus on leak detection and energy saving measures

Output 3     AWSC revenue side is analyzed and optimized with the aid of an improved customer data base

Output 4     Lessons learnt, best practices and recommendations from Phase 1 are integrated into policy dialogue on sector reform at national level

Under Outcome 2:

Output 5     Water distribution network extended and rehabilitated in Khor Awada, Kattereya, Amberkab and El-Nasiriya (continuation in the remaining part)

Output 6     Water supply system enhanced to provide enough water with a sufficient pressure in Khor Awada, Kattereya and Amberkab (water storage and pumping capacity provided, transmission pipelines built)

Under outcome 3:

Output 7     Awareness outreach activities on hygiene, water and environmental issues in schools conducted 

Output 8     Public awareness campaigns with a focus on adopting efficient water use strategies conducted in cooperation with AWSC

Output 9     Community awareness activities and initiatives implemented by local CDAs and the awareness & community teams of AWSC

Output 10   Communication channels among community leaders, project team and AWSC representatives are established as well as Project implementation involved the residents of the targeted settlement areas in a participatory way


Results from previous phases:  

No previous phase has been carried out, however, a single phase project "Access to Quality Drinking Water and More Efficient Water Usage" was implemented between 2012 – 2016 with following key results:

Modernisation and extension of water supply and distribution system within informal settlement area of El-Nasiriya (serving 100'000 inhabitants)

New operational and management tools were tested at the AWSC

Adoption of different water rationalisation measures by the inhabitants of El-Nasiriya


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
Private sector
  • Foreign private sector South/East
  • Swiss Private Sector


Other partners

Governorate of Aswan

AWSC

Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW)

Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities (MoHUUC) 

Coordination with other projects and actors SECO (synergies with projects in sanitation and wastewater management)
Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   7'480'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   1'887'573
Project phases Phase 99 01.07.2017 - 31.12.2027   (Current phase) Phase 1 01.07.2017 - 31.12.2021   (Current phase)