Project Details

Location: Batumi, Georgia
Duration:
Client: Government of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara / Ajara Water Alliance
Budget: 6,097,467 €
Financier: KfW

Info: Assisting the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara and the PEA, the Ajara Water Alliance in the implementation of the Ajara Rural Water Supply and Wastewater Programme.

Georgia: Ajara Rural Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment Programme

MACS in a consortium with GITEC (Germany), IRC (The Netherlands) and the Black Sea Eco Academy (Georgia) is assisting the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara and the PEA, the Ajara Water Alliance in the implementation of the Ajara Rural Water Supply and Wastewater Program as the implementation consultant for investments in rural villages as well as the accompanying measures consultant to develop an adequate institutional structure for the sustainable organization of the water sector in semi urban and rural Ajara.

 

Services include:

  • the participatory project development, design and supervision of village water supply and wastewater systems.
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of all project sites and project measures
  • Assistance and staff development of the  Ajara Water Alliance
  • Assistance to newly established municipal utilities to be responsible for O&M of the semi urban water supply and wastewater systems
  • Assistance to newly established village user groups for the adequate and sustainable O&M of the village water supply and wastewater systems
  • Development and implementation of an operation and maintenance concept and introduction of a tariff system, allowing for the sustainable functioning of the new systems
  • Assistance in the implementation of a comprehensive communication and visibility program
  • Establishment of an Ajara water monitoring system

The program implementation is based on a participatory basis; hence the assistance measures are based on the active participation, community mobilization of the population in rural Ajara.

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Matthias Hitzel

Management
Chief of Operations

+49 69 943188-13

matthias.hitzel@macsonline.de

Matthias Hitzel

Management
Chief of Operations

+49 69 943188-13

matthias.hitzel@macsonline.de

Managing Director

Matthias has a degree in agricultural science and postgraduate honors in rural development and more than 20 years of professional experience in international development projects. At MACS he developed into a prolific Project Manager and Institutional Expert as well as Team Leader who played a major role during the very successful rehabilitation program for water and sanitation in Batumi (Georgia).

In the field of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Matthias has developed a profile for himself and MACS through his work of coordinating the finance division for energy projects in the framework of the Green for Growth Fund (GGF), which has earned a reputation as one of the leading EE/RE funds today.

As one of the Partners and Managing Directors of MACS, Matthias is responsible for operations and financial management at MACS.