Iraq, a fragile state in an unstable region, has faced major challenges recently due to 215.000 Syrian refugees that fled to Iraq. Additionally, 2.1 Mio. internally displaced persons (IDPs), are now living in refugee camps. The population of the Governorate of Dohuk is raised by 660.000 refugees. The Kurdistan Regional Government faces the great challenge to provide for the IDPs and refugees adequately, but does not have enough capacities, especially the drinking water supply and sanitation are not sufficient.
The objective of the project is to enhance the resilience to maintain the drinking water supply and sanitation for refugees, IDPs and host communities in Dohuk Governorate.
The three fields of action include:
The specific task of the consultancy consists of developing a water loss reduction strategy and capacitating the responsible partners to implement the identified priority measures. Furthermore, the consultancy implements the project in close cooperation with the GIZ Project Manager and focuses on the support of the partner institutions to improve their understanding of water losses in the water distribution system of Dohuk.
Services provided by the consultancy are: