Genesis was part of a multi-disciplinary team providing input to the feasibility study of the Nondvo Dam in Swaziland. Given water-supply constraints in Swaziland, the government aims to augment water supply to the capital city, Mbabane, through the dam.
The Nondvo Dam project will be undertaken by the African Development Bank (AfDB), African Water Facility (AWF), the Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF), European Investment Bank (EIB) and the government of Swaziland.
The preferred implementation is a public private partnership (PPP). The PPP policy in Swaziland is not yet effective and will be introduced as a new concept.
Genesis drafted an outline business case and a financing strategy for the project.
We also undertook an economic assessment of the potential impact of various climate-change scenarios, overlaid with options for the design of the dam. The economic analysis included an assessment of the potential risks from climate change and quantified these for various dam designs.