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Water Management Financing in the Caribbean - Part 1


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Part 1 of the presentation made by Mr. Lewis A. Lakeman, Assistant Vice President of Systems Development and Planning of the National Water Commission (NWC) at the 7th High Level Session Ministerial Forum of the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C).

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Water Management Financing in the Caribbean - Part 1

  1. 1. ‘ Water Management Financing in the Caribbean’ ‘ The National Water Commission Experience’ Caribbean Water & Wastewater Conference La Creole Hotel Guadeloupe October 6,2011 Mr. Lewis A. Lakeman Assistant Vice President - Systems Development & Planning NATIONAL WATER COMMISSION
  2. 2. OVERVIEW <ul><li>Introduction - National Water Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Overview - Jamaica Water Sector Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Finance Methods & Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Method of Project Finance </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate Methods of Project Finance </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons Learnt & Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. National Water Commission <ul><li>Established by an ‘Act’ of Parliament (NWC Act - 1980) </li></ul><ul><li>Only Utility fully owned by Government of Jamaica </li></ul><ul><li>Principal Provider of Water & Wastewater services </li></ul><ul><li>Headed by a nine (9No.) member Board of Commissioners </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities under management over 1,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Asset under management US$100.0B </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Complement of 2100 </li></ul>
  4. 4. National Water Commission <ul><li>Customer Base 444,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Operational Revenue is secured via tariff </li></ul><ul><li>(Granted by the Economic Regulator - OUR) </li></ul><ul><li>NWC depends on the GoJ to secure financing from Multi Lateral and Bi Lateral Agencies to assist with the financing of its capital works </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly Collection JM$1.2B / US$13.8M </li></ul>National Water Commission
  5. 5. <ul><li>WATER SUPPY SYSTEMS </li></ul><ul><li>Average Daily Water Production - 176 IMGD </li></ul><ul><li>Population accessed to piped water - 73% </li></ul><ul><li>Wells Sources -162 </li></ul><ul><li>Rivers -116 </li></ul><ul><li>Springs -147 </li></ul><ul><li>Network under management - 10,000 km </li></ul>NATIONAL WATER COMMISSION <ul><li>SEWERAGE SYSTEMS </li></ul><ul><li>Wastewater Treatment Plants - 68 </li></ul><ul><li>Pumping Stations - 95 </li></ul><ul><li>Network - 500 km </li></ul><ul><li>Population sewered - 30% </li></ul>
  6. 6. WATER SUPPLY COVERAGE Estimated total daily potable water production (island wide) – 176MIG Approximately 73% of the total population supplied with potable water 73% of total population supplied with potable water via 460 Facilities
  7. 7. EXISTING SITUATION SEWERAGE SERVICES Island wide Sewerage Coverage 30% 76 Wastewater Treatment Plants Most are associated with housing developments Negril - 4.0MGD, Bogue - 10.0 MGD & Ocho Rios - 3.5 MGD
  8. 8. <ul><li>STRATEGIC PLAN </li></ul>
  9. 9. Jamaica is divided into 10 hydrological basins NWC uses approximately 8% of the total available resources Water Resources are located predominately to the North Demand/Population on the south coast 70% WATER RESOURCES AND AVAILIBILITY Water availability
  10. 10. 73% 78% Existing Level Level With Funded Projects 85 % Level With Additional Projects 100 % Operations of the Rural Water Supply Limited, Wayside Tanks, household tanks, Rapid Response PROGRAMME TO INCREASE ACCESS TO WATER SUPPLY Piped Water Other Modalities Water Supply Coverage
  11. 11. Expected Sewerage Coverage - 2030 STRATEGIC PLAN MAJOR SEWAGE SCHEMES
  13. 13. STRUCTURE OF THE SECTOR OUR NEPA MOH The Ministry National Water Commission Water Resources Authority Rural Water Supply Limited Private Operators Parish Councils
  14. 14. <ul><li>REGULATORS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quality of Service Standards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Economic regulator / Tariff setting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ministry of Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water quality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bureau of Standards Jamaica </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer Meters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water Resources Authority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water abstraction licensing & monitoring </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>all Jamaicans to have access to potable water by 2015 </li></ul>NWC operates within the context of the Government of Jamaica’s ‘ WATER SECTOR POLICY of 2002’ <ul><li>major towns to have central sewerage by 2030 </li></ul>The key policy objectives includes: <ul><li>the provision of water & sewerage services is to be </li></ul><ul><li>focused to have the maximum impact on national </li></ul><ul><li>growth & development </li></ul><ul><li>NWC’s role in the water sector was defined </li></ul><ul><li>NWC to operate as a business </li></ul><ul><li>Encouragement of ‘private sector participation’ in the sector </li></ul>