Funding Agency: World Bank
Client: World Bank
Date: Sep 2016 – July 2017
The two key objectives of this project are to assist the GoN in (i) assessing the current national dam safety framework and recommending how to strengthen it; and (ii) reviewing the current guidelines for study and design of hydropower generation projects including dam safety aspects, and updating selected priority subjects.
The two major deliverables for the project are given as follows:
Deliverable 1: Prepare a comprehensive report outlining the current status of hydropower infrastructure safety standards in Nepal, and propose appropriate measures and recommendations to the GoN that can be implemented to enhance safety standards and practices pertaining to hydropower infrastructure.
The main deliverables are:
Deliverable 2: The main deliverables are:
Actual Service Provided by the firm within the assignment:
Generally, the assignments to accomplish the project goals and produce the deliverables are categorized into two tasks :-
Task 1: Technical Assistance for Assessing and Enhancing National Dam Safety Framework
The Consultant will assist the GoN in assessing and enhancing the dam safety framework for hydropower projects by:
Task 2: Updating Guidelines for Study and Design, and Due Diligence of Hydropower Projects
The Consultant will assist the GoN in reviewing existing DoED guidelines for study (2003) and design (2006) of hydropower projects and updating / enhancing some selected technical subjects:
Task 3: GIS
To initiate the development of a country wide integrated GIS database that will include existing and planned Hydropower Projects (HPP) dams, irrigation dams and water supply dams. The proposed GIS layers should, if possible, include identification of areas where there is a risk of Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF), the location of previous and potential for earthquake induced Landslide Dam Outburst Floods (LDOF), land use, population centres, cultural heritage sites, geological, administrative, and land use information.
The main objective is to provide a better understanding as to areas of risk, areas where existing or planned hydropower development s might impact the downstream and upstream areas and how geohazards may impact and influence the dam safety. Of particular concern are the potential for Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs) and post extreme event landslide dam formation and potential debris flow releases. When completed, the new GIS data base will form a valuable tool for waterpower development in Nepal and form the basis of a nationwide inventory of dams that is a fundamental need in any managed dam safety program
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