Project Overview

Non-Revenue Water Reduction Projects

Rapid Assessment of Financial Impact of Covid-19 on Indian Water Utilities and Options for World Bank Support

The objective of the study is to assess the financial impact of COVID–19 on a representative sample of 15 water and sanitation utilities in India, describe the nature and causes of financial impacts with a particular focus on possible “liquidity gaps” and identify the volume of additional liquidity required to maintain existing services over the short– (0–12 months) and medium–term (1–5 years). The impact on existing capital investment programs should also be considered and briefly evaluate options for obtaining additional liquidity across different utilities, including the possibility of improving services with necessary flexibility in uninterrupted operations during such calamities and doable reforms on policies, institutions, and regulation.

  • Sample selection
  • Organizing a virtual workshop
  • Overview of Pre–Crisis Financial Situation
  • Analysis of Impact of Covid–19 pandemic & Liquidity Gap Assessment
  • Review of Financing Options
  • Suggestions for Necessary and Doable Reforms in the Medium Term
Location & Country: Bangalore
Name of Client: The World Bank Group
Duration of Assignment (months): 3
Start Date (month/year): May 2020
Completion Date (month/year): June 2020
Professional Staff Months Provided: 1
Names and designation of professional staff involved: Anand K Jalakam, Team Leader