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Infrastructure: Expanding Water Security and Sanitation Solutions

With over 400 million and close to 800 million Africans living with inadequate or no water and sanitation respectively, the African Union and African countries have prioritized the delivery of safe drinking water and adequate sanitation infrastructure.

The Firm advises both private and public sector clients in the development of key water and sanitation infrastructure and compliance with legal, regulatory and licensing obligations to achieve lasting water security and sustainable access to safe water and adequate sanitation facilities.

Our clients include private water and sanitation companies as well as public utilities involved in the development of large scale multi-purpose dams. Other private sector clients have included project developers interested in the legal and regulatory framework governing implementation of bulk water PPPs.

Recent assignments have included providing legal advice in the conduct of water viability studies as well as providing procurement and negotiation support in relation to large scale multi-purpose dams. The Firm represents a private water and sanitation utility and advises on coordinates the licensing applications and compliance with key licence obligations, negotiation of bulk water supply agreements and preparation and drafting of key water supply contracts for residential, commercial and industrial customers as well as various policies and permits within the utility’s licence area for compliance by its customers. The Firm’s lawyers have also been involved in the negotiation of contract agreements for the construction of a sewerage plant as well as undertaking an options analysis for the implementation of a bulk water supply project.