Volta Basin Authority seeks hydrological studies of African basin

The Volta Basin Authority invites expressions of interest to review and recommend a hydrological management system for the six-nation Volta Basin of Africa. Bids are due February 14.

L’Autorite du Bassin de la Volta (ABV) was created to manage the basin and promote strategic water resources development including hydropower. Hydroelectric projects in the Volta Basin include 400-MW Bui, 1,020-MW Akosombo and 48-MW Pwalugu.

ABV seeks consultants to review relevant reports on the current situation and projected operational hydrology in ABV member states Burkina Faso, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, Benin and Mali. This phase of study is to be based on results of an earlier study of hydrological conditions in the basin including the state of hydrometric stations, organization of hydrological monitoring, management of hydrological data and the means of financing data collection activity. The consultant is to propose an operational network for maintenance of a system in the sub-region. Work is to require four months.

Expressions of interest, in French, are due to the address below by 4 p.m. February 14, labeled “Realisation des etudes de reference et du plan d’action: (Projet Volta-HYCOS Don FAE No. 56001 5500 1901.”

In a second solicitation, ABV invites expressions of interest in completion of training modules for staff of the national hydrological services, Services Hydrologiques Nationaux, involving flow measurements, installation of equipment, management of software databases, hydrological monitoring, and remote sensing. The work is to require six months.

Expressions of interest, in French, are due to the address below by 4 p.m. February 14, labeled “Realisation des modules de formation au profit des agents des Services Hydrologiques Nationaux des pays membres de l’ABV: (Projet Volta-HYCOS Don FAD No. 56001 5500 1901.”

For information, contact Dr. Charles A. Biney, Autorite du Bassin de la Volta, 10 BP 13621 Ouagadougou 10 Burkina Faso; (226) 50376067; E-mail: secretarait.abv@abv-volta.org, secretarit.abv@gmail.com.

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