Asian Development Bank Bateman Projects
Institute for International Education
Central Asian Republics
Development and Implementation of a Regional Environmental Management System for Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
Under a U.S. AID EcoLinks Quick Response Grant, EEA and its U.S. associates worked with Kazakh partners to prepare a project concept and work plan for a project to develop and implement a regional environmental management system. Karaganda Akimat/EEA partnership received a $50,000 Challenge Grant to implement the proposed project. Project components include: (1) a policy component aimed at improving environmental performance by industrial enterprises and municipal water and sanitation agencies (vodokanals) in the region through the promotion of market-based incentives and environmental financing techniques; and (2) an information dissemination, training and pilot demonstration project component to facilitate industrial enterprises and vodokanals to develop EMSs.
Environmental Screening and Assessment of Projects Proposed under U.S. AID's Central Asia Natural Resources Management Project
EEA conducted environmental screening and assessment of nearly 30 proposed U.S. AID projects, including an oilfield cleanup and closure pilot project in the North Caspian region, a district heating system rehabilitation project in Atyrau, and numerous irrigation, fishery and reforestation projects in the Syr Darya Delta region of Kazakhstan and the Fergana Valley and Tashkent regions of Uzbekistan.
Environmental Policy and Technology Project for the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union
EEA performed a series of tasks for CH2M Hill, the prime contractor of this $70 million U.S. AID program. Tasks included: (1) development of a conceptual plan for introducing water pricing and involving water users in the administration of a potable water treatment plant in Dashouz Vilayet, Turkmenistan; and (2) preparation of several reports for an institutional capacity building project to provide technology transfer and training on environmental management systems, environmental auditing, pollution prevention opportunity assessment, contaminated site assessment, and hazardous waste management to industrial enterprises.
Initial Environmental Examination of Railway Restructuring Project for Kazakhstan
As a subcontractor to Harral, Winner, Thompson, Sharp and Lawrence (HWTSL), EEA conducted an initial environmental examination of railway capital investment projects proposed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), including rehabilitation of the Aktau-Atyrau line and rehabilitation and expansion of the Chu locomotive overhaul facility. Under the auspices of the project, EEA also conducted an environmental evaluation of railway restructuring policies proposed under ADB's parallel program loan to the Kazakhstan Ministry of Transportation and Communications.
Air Quality Impact Analysis for Proposed Gas Compressor Station Upgrade in Shurtan, Uzbekistan
EEA performed an independent air quality impact assessment for Bateman Projects to evaluate the potential impact of NOx emissions from non-DLE (dry low emissions) type gas turbine engines for an upgrade proposed for a gas compressor station in Shurtan, Uzbekistan. The air quality impact assessment was based on computer model simulations using U.S. EPA model guidelines for environmental impact assessments. The report was submitted to the U.S. Export-Import Bank in connection with Bateman's ultimately successful application for financing.
Initial Environmental Examination of ADB's Proposed Aktau-Atyrau Road Improvement Project
EEA conducted an Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) and prepared a Summary IEE for ADB's proposed Aktau-Atyrau Road Improvement Project, to be co-financed with EBRD.
Definitional Mission for Water Management, Irrigation, and Land Reclamation, Uzbekistan
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EEA conducted a Definitional Mission for Water Management, Irrigation, and Land reclamation in Uzbekistan for the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. Potential projects to develop an implementation plan for Uzbek Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources (MAWR), hydropower, pumping stations, hydrometeorology, dam safety, orientation visits and the construction of reservoirs were evaluated for technical, economic, financial and environmental feasibility, as well as for developmental impact in Uzbekistan and export potential in the U.S.
Environmental Impact Assessment for the Nura - Ishim Basin Environmental Management and Rehabilitation project
Preparation of an Environmental Impact Assessment for mercury cleanup in the Nura River Basin of Kazakhstan financed by World Bank and carried out by the Kazakhstan Committee for Water Resources.