ESIA and RAP for Lake Malawi Water Supply Project

Nemus recently won another two relevant projects in Malawi for the Lilongwe Water Board, the entity responsible for providing drinking water to the capital of Malawi. These new projects, the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and the Resettlement Action Plan of the Lake Malawi Water Supply Project for Lilongwe City, further consolidate Nemus’ growing presence in Malawi, in an important market where the company has been working since 2013 and continues to invest in.

The Lake Malawi Water Supply Project for Lilongwe City is designed to meet the growing water supply requirements for Lilongwe City, surrounding areas and town centres along the road between Lilongwe and Salima Town. The project involves the abstraction of water from Lake Malawi (in Leopard bay, Salima) to Lifuwu Water Treatment Works through a 2 km long pipeline and after that the transportation of treated water through a 112 km conveyance pipeline to Lilongwe City.

The purpose of Nemus’ work is to assess the social and environmental impacts of these infrastructures in the study area, and to propose mitigation and compensation measures, as well as ensuring that people affected by the project are taken into account and compensated, through extensive field surveys campaigns, in constant engagement with the local population.