Public Meetings for ESIA Draft Report Presentation – Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for Lake Malawi Water Supply Project for Lilongwe City

Lilongwe Water Board intends to implement the Lake Malawi Water Supply Project for Lilongwe City in order to tackle current water supply limitations, and, hence, sustain reliable water supply services to its customers. The project will also expand access to potable water to areas along the Lilongwe–Salima corridor namely: Salima Boma, Mvera and Chezi.

The project involves abstraction of water from Lake Malawi (Leopard bay, Salima) through a 2-km long pipeline up to the Lifuwu Water Treatment Works and, from there, the transportation of treated water through an approximately 110 km long conveyance pipeline to Lilongwe City (Kanengo reservoirs).

Environmental protection is a constitutional precept in Malawi, as inscribed in the Constitution of Malawi. Environmental Impact Assessment is a statutory requirement regulated by the Environment Management Act (EMA; No.23 of 1996).

The Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) were assigned to a specialised consultant, NEMUS. The process involves public consultation, including publicising the ESIA/RAP Draft Reports. All contributions from stakeholders during the process will be integrated in the Final Reports.

Three public meetings will be held for the presentation of the ESIA Draft Report and discussion of its contents. Information will be accessible for public review and comment (On-site at each meeting and at Lilongwe Water Board office). It will also be available online, in the links below.

The meetings will be held at:

  • Salima – District Council Chamber – 6th March 2018 (10h);
  • Dowa – District Council Chamber – 7th March 2018 (10h);
  • Lilongwe – District Council Chamber – 8th March 2018 (10h).

The assigned consultant will make a presentation of the work developed so far and a discussion will follow.

For any question please contact:

  • Lilongwe Water Board (Att. Guy Nyang’wa MACLENAN, Project Manager) – Madzi House, P. O. Box 96, Lilongwe-Malawi; phone 01750366 (Office); e-mail [email protected]
  • NEMUS (Att. Pedro BETTENCOURT and Nuno SILVA) – phone +351 21 710 31 60; e-mail [email protected]; [email protected]

 

Click the links below to download the Draft ESIA Report:

Draft ESIA Report:

Volume 1 – ESIA Report
Volume 2 – Appendix

Draft ESIA Report Volume 1 – Annex (Maps):

Map PRJ1 – Administrative Framework (orthophoto map – 1:300 000)
Map PRJ2 – Pipeline alignment and projected infrastructures (topographic map – 1:25 000)
Map PRJ3 – Pipeline alignment and projected infrastructures (orthophoto map – 1:5 000)
Map GEO1 – Hypsometry
Map GEO2 – Slope Angles
Map GEO3 – Geological / Hydrogeological Map
Map SOL1 – Soil Types (Lowole, 1983)
Map SOL2 – Soil Types (GeoNode, 2013)
Map CLI1 – Average Annual Rainfall
Map CLI2 – Average Annual Temperature
Map FF1 – Habitat Map

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