News and Events
June: Cowater and iCOMMS awarded contract to study Information Communications Technology in Africa
Through the Water and Sanitation Program of the World Bank, Cowater and its partner iCOMMS (Information for Community Oriented Municipal Services) of the University of Cape Town, South Africa, has been selected to complete a regional study to build knowledge and develop guidelines for the at-scale use of information and communications technology (ICT) tools and services in African countries. Cowater and iCOMMS will investigate the emerging uses of ICT across sectors in order to improve the planning, implementation, monitoring, management and regulation of water and sanitation systems and the overall accountability framework of the sector.
This project will be managed by Cowater's Water, Sanitation and Environment Group.
June: CRC Sogema and Cowater Awarded Contract for 3-year DFATD-funded Project to Strengthen the Ministry of Health in Honduras
CRC Sogema in partnership with Cowater recently-signed this contract, funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), to improve health conditions of the rural population at risk from vector-transmitted diseases.The Prevention and Control of Chagas Disease and Leishmaniasis (COCHALE) Project supports the Ministry of Health?s implementation of its national strategy for the prevention and control of Chagas and Leishmaniasis specifically, reducing transmission in Honduras. CRC Sogema and Cowater will provide technical assistance to increase capacity of the Ministry of Health in priority areas including financial administration; procurement and logistics; and human resource development, planning, and gender equality.
April: Cowater Mozambique Project Receives Consulting Engineers of Ontario Award of Excellence
his month, Cowater was a proud recipient of the Ontario Consulting Engineering Award of Excellence for our Millennium Challenge Account-funded project in Mozambique. This award program, created by the Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO), recognizes projects that have elevated the economic, social and environmental well-being in Ontario and around the globe. Cowater managed this complex 5-year, USD 4.6M program providing access to water and sanitation to 315,000 beneficiaries in two Northern provinces in Mozambique, improving health and quality of life. Cowater was responsible for planning, scheduling, financial management, design, and construction supervision of 600 rural water systems in this multi-linguistic environment. To maximize sustainability and impact, Cowater trained 25 facilitators to work with communities, mobilize their participation, promote good health and hygiene, and facilitate construction of household sanitation facilities.
March: Export Development Canada recognizes Cowater's global business sucess. Click on the video below to learn about Cowater's global sucess.
March: Cowater Selected to Strengthen Public Sector Auditing in Afghanistan
Cowater is pleased to announce it has been selected by the Government of Afghanistan to manage and implement a USD 4.9 million dollar contract under the Second Public Financial Management Reform Project. The main objective of the assignment is to support the Supreme Audit Office of Afghanistan's (SAO) audit operations and to develop capacity in compliance audit and financial statement audit. The project is set to run for three years and will support the SAO to develop a comprehensive auditing manual that will strengthen audit methodology for all SAO ministries and upgrade compliance audit methodology to INTOSAI standards. This methodology will be applied to a significant share of government operations over the life of the project. This project will be managed by Cowater's Public Financial Management and Accountability Group, a Cowater division recognized for its work to strengthen Supreme Audit Institutions and build public sector audit capacity worldwide.
Cowater wishes to thank the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for permission to use three photographs on this website.