Year: 2007-2010

Client: Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI)

ABRI was a three-year USAID-funded program that addressed some of the most challenging water issues in the Middle East and Africa.  DAI - as prime contractor - subcontracted ECO Consult on the program to work on the following:

  • Water Users Associations (WUA) as Drivers for Commercialization and Water Saving: The purpose of the activity was to test the premise that WUAs can become drivers for commercialization and water saving.  ECO Consult was commissioned to conduct an assessment study for WUAs in Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and Morocco. 
  • Supporting the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA): The purpose of this activity was to provide ACWUA with technical assistance in the preparation of a five-year business plan; assisting the association in preparing proposals submitted to attract funding for ACWUA technical working groups; providing technical assistance, hands-on training, coaching and mentoring for secretariat staff, development of a concept paper for the association’s training program; and development of a communications strategy and plan for the associations.