Environment & Waste
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Water & Wastewater
Energy
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By Sector

Founded in 1993, ECODIT has grown into an international environmental consulting firm offering technical assistance services in several related sectors, including Environment & Waste, Biodiversity & Forests, Water & Wastewater, Energy, Economic Growth (including rural tourism development), and Climate Change. We select our projects carefully to ensure that we can deliver lasting results in line with our core mission.

Environment & Waste
Project name: Institutional Study of SWM in Kabul City
Client: United Nations Habitat (UN-HABITAT)
Description: For UN-Habitat, ECODIT conducted a study of SWM in Kabul City. Working in close consultation with Kabul Municipality, ECODIT held several meetings with key municipal staff and stakeholders to assess the current capacities of the Department of Sanita ...
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Project name: Feasibility Study of Hazardous Waste Management
Client: US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)
Description: ECODIT participated with ICF Kaiser International in a feasibility study of hazardous waste management in Bulgaria funded by the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). The study characterized the types and quantities of hazardous and dangerous was ...
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Project name: Waste and Water Projects in China
Client: US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)
Description: For USTDA, ECODIT completed a Definitional Mission for waste and water projects in China. Projects were located in different locations in China, including the city of Beijing, and the provinces of Hebei, Fujian, and Henan. ECODIT determined the poten ...
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Project name: Assisting the Municipality of Brummana in "Going Green"
Client: Municipality of Brummana
Description: ECODIT worked with the Municipality of Brummana in Lebanon to improve the town's environmental performance. ECODIT conducted a quick-audit of Brummana (municipal jurisdiction covers 4km2) by examining land use patterns, biodiversity, recreational ar ...
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Project name: Atlas of our Changing Environment
Client: Environmental Agency in Abu Dhabi
Description: ECODIT assisted the Environment Agency in Abu Dhabi in drafting a section on Conflict and Human Migration. The section is to be included in the Arab Region: Atlas of our Changing Environment, and initiative by UNEP and EAD under Abu Dhabi Global Env ...
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Project name: Demonstrating & Promoting Best Techniques & Practices for Reducing Health Care Waste to Avoid Environmental Releases of Dioxins & Mercury
Client: United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Description: As the National Expert on the regional project team, ECODIT organized two national working group meetings with key institutional stakeholders in the health care waste sector, developed selection criteria for “model facilities”, and assembled primary ...
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Project name: Desk Study on Algerian Solid Waste Projects
Client: US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)
Description: ECODIT completed two Desk Studies (DS) for the US Trade and Development Agency (TDA). First, ECODIT reviewed a proposal by Sadat International and Edgeboro International for a feasibility study for the creation of a solid waste landfill in the city o ...
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Project name: Development of National Implementation Plans for the Management of Persistent Organic Pollutants
Client: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Description: Under the UNDP-funded project to phase out Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Lebanon, ECODIT prepared a preliminary inventory of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). ECODIT visited power plants and equipment graveyards to identify PCB-contaminated ...
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Project name: EA Training in West Bank & Gaza
Client: US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Description: Under the EPIQ Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) and for IRG, ECODIT provided support to the USAID/West Bank and Gaza in preparing and delivering two Environmental Assessment (EA) training courses in Ramallah (West Bank) and Gaza (Gaza Strip). About ...
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Project name: Economic Assessment of Environmental Degradation due to July 2006 Hostilities in Lebanon
Client: World Bank
Description: For the WB Economic Unit, ECODIT helped estimate the costs of environmental degradation. In particular, we provided lead research and technical support to estimating costs in terms of (1) water contamination (incidence of water-borne diseases in sou ...
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Project name: EMS Training for Palestinian Stonecutters
Client: US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Description: Under the West Bank Water Resources Program, Phase III and for the USAID/West Bank and CH2M HILL, ECODIT organized a study tour to show members of the Palestinian stonecutting industry how Environmental Management Systems (EMS) are developed and impl ...
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Project name: Environmental Assessment of the Mudeirej Bridge Project
Client: US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Description: ECODIT conducted a full environmental assessment of a project to rebuild the Mudeirej Bridge, the tallest bridge in Lebanon, after it was partially destroyed during the war in 2006. ECODIT organized a public hearing to gauge the concerns of the loca ...
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Project name: Capacity Building & Training to Raise Public Awareness & Participation in Solid Waste Services
Client: Directorate of Environmental Affairs
Description: The Directorate of Environmental Affairs in Aleppo (Syria) obtained funding from the European Commission’s Life Programme to promote “Integrated Pollution Control in Aleppo”. ECODIT provided technical assistance to the Directorate under this project ...
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Project name: Lebanon Environmental Policy Assessment
Client: US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Description: ECODIT prepared an environmental policy assessment that identified a range of short, medium, and long-term policy options for USAID in Lebanon. ECODIT organized two public consultation workshops with representatives from the Lebanese Government, USA ...
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Project name: Lebanon 2001 State of the Environment Report
Client: Ministry of Environment
Description: ECODIT assisted the Ministry of Environment in preparing the Lebanon 2001 State of the Environment Report. The 2001 SOER uses a "dual framework” methodology to describe and analyze environment-development linkages in Lebanon. It describes the state ...
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Project name: Joint Services Council for Rural Solid Waste Management in the West Bank
Client: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Description: ECODIT went to the West Bank to identify and evaluate alternative solid waste management options for Kufur Ra'i, Fahmeh, and neighboring villages in the northern district of Jenin. ECODIT conducted an economic evaluation of alternative solid waste c ...
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Project name: Feasibility Study of Rural Solid Waste Management in the West Bank
Client: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Description: For the UNDP/Jerusalem and the United Nations Capital Development Fund, ECODIT went to the West Bank to identify and evaluate alternative solid waste management options for Kufur Ra'i, Fahmeh, and neighboring villages in the northern district of Jeni ...
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Project name: Feasibility Study of Solid Waste Management in Lebanon & Syria
Client: Municipality of Barcelona
Description: ECODIT participated with the Municipalities of Barcelona and Marseille in feasibility studies of solid waste management in Tripoli, Lebanon and Latakia, Syria. Solid wastes were at the time dumped on the sea shore within the boundaries of Greater Tri ...
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Project name: Improved Environmental Practices & Policies
Client: US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Description: ECODIT provided technical assistance to YMCA Lebanon in implementing a three-year, USAID-funded program for improving environmental practices and policies in five growth poles in rural Lebanon. ECODIT documented lessons-learned from previous USAID-f ...
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Project name: Industrial Pollution Prevention
Client: World Bank
Description: For the World Bank, ECODIT completed a study to initiate an Industrial Pollution Prevention program in Vietnam. ECODIT visited four industrial plants (two paper mills, a caustic soda plant, and a plywood plant) located in the two largest industrial ...
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Project name: Industrial Pollution Study
Client: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Description: ECODIT has provided technical assistance to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Governments of Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria in establishing a program to reduce industrial discharges and protect the Large Marin ...
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Project name: Institutional & Organizational Development for Municipal Solid Waste Management
Client: Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction (PECDAR)
Description: As a member of a three-firm consortium (with CEP and Sadat), ECODIT has led the organizational development and capacity building efforts in support of a World Bank project to implement regional solid waste management (SWM) collection and disposal ser ...
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Project name: Environmental Planning & Management Training for Mediterranean Policy Makers & Senior Professionals
Client: World Bank
Description: For the World Bank/METAP, ECODIT managed the development and delivery of two three-day workshops (in English and in French) for senior Mediterranean policy-makers and managers and two two-week courses for senior Mediterranean government professionals ...
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Project name: Evaluation of a Study on Hazardous Waste Management in Tunisia
Client: World Bank
Description: For the World Bank, ECODIT reviewed a report characterizing hazardous waste management practices in Tunisia and assessing the country's needs for waste management facilities. The report presents estimates of hazardous waste quantities generated in Tu ...
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Project name: Evaluation of Industrial Pollution in Morocco
Client: Morocco National Environmental Observatory
Description: ECODIT conducted an evaluation of industrial pollution in the Mohammedia-Casablanca region. The study was financed by a grant from the World Bank and the European Investment Bank through the Mediterranean Environmental Technical Assistance Program ( ...
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Project name: Evaluation of the USAID-Financed Environmental Pollution Prevention Project (EP3)
Client: US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Description: ECODIT evaluated the progress of the EP3/Tunisia Program and recommended ways to increase the program effectiveness during the last six months of the project. EP3/Tunisia's goal is to establish a sustainable pollution prevention program by creating a ...
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Project name: Feasibility Study & EIA of Solid Waste Management in Byblos Caza
Client: US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)
Description: For the Federation of Municipalities of the caza of Byblos (13 member municipalities) and the US Trade and Development Agency, ECODIT conducted a feasibility study of solid waste management in the caza of Byblos (population of about 110,000). ECODIT ...
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Project name: Feasibility Study for Hazardous Waste Management
Client: US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Description: For the USTDA, ECODIT prepared the terms of reference for a Feasibility Study (FS) on hazardous waste management in Malaysia. The FS evaluated whether Kualiti Alam (KA), the 15-year hazardous waste management concessionaire selected by the Malaysian ...
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Project name: Environmental Management Project in Morocco (Lot 1)
Client: Morocco National Environmental Observatory
Description: As part of the Environmental Management Project, ECODIT and URBAPLAN were charged with the task of strengthening the institutional and administrative capabilities, reinvigorating the National Environmental Council, and reinforcing the legal framework ...
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Project name: EIA of Blue Fin Tuna in North Lebanon
Client: LebTUNA International
Description: ECODIT conducted an environmental impact assessment (EIA) of a bluefin tuna farming project off the coast of Lebanon. The project aims to build a 1,000-tonne tuna farm approximately 1,500 meters offshore using 10 floating cages anchored to the sea fl ...
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Project name: Environmental Audits & Strategies for the Cities of Tripoli & El-Mina (Lebanon), Oran (Algeria), Limassol (Cyprus), Sousse (Tunisia), & Tangiers (Morocco)
Client: World Bank
Description: ECODIT coordinated for the World Bank/METAP the environmental audits of Tripoli/El-Mina, Lebanon and Oran, Algeria. ECODIT also provided solid waste expertise for the environmental audit of Limassol, Cyprus. Finally, ECODIT directors reviewed the e ...
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Project name: Environmental Audits & Strategies for the Cities of Gaza & Haifa
Client: Medcities
Description: For Medcities, ECODIT conducted municipal environmental audits of Haifa, Israel and Gaza, Palestine as part of the European Commission-funded LIFE programme. In each city, ECODIT coordinated the efforts of a team of local and international experts c ...
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Project name: Environmental Audit in Morocco
Client: Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
Description: ECODIT assisted ERM in conducting an environmental audit of a textile facility in Morocco. The audit covered all aspects of the production and packaging line, in addition to ancillary units such as warehouse facility, cooling and refrigeration syste ...
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Project name: Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for Organic Agriculture Program
Client: World Vision
Description: For World Vision (Lebanon), ECODIT designed a monitoring and evaluation plan to monitor the environmental and related socio-economic impacts of a $6 million organic farming program. ECODIT developed an M&E matrix using performance questions and a set ...
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Project name: Municipal Environmental Management Training for Mediterranean Mayors and Municipal Professionals
Client: International Academy of the Environment
Description: For the Geneva-based International Academy of the Environment, ECODIT coordinated the preparation and delivery of a three-day workshop for mayors and secretaries general and a two-week course for municipal professionals on municipal environmental man ...
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Project name: Municipal Solid Waste Management in Zarqa
Client: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Description: With funding from the European Commission (SMAP program), ECODIT provided support to the Municipality of Zarqa and UNDP/Amman in implementing the Zarqa Solid Waste Management (SWM) Project. The Zarqa SWM project aimed to improve solid waste collectio ...
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Project name: National Action Plan to organize Awareness Campaigns for the Lebanese Coastal Communities and the Public Sector
Client: Regional Activity Center for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA)
Description: ECODIT developed a national action plan to raise the awareness of the general public and coastal communities on the threats facing the coastal zone, and mobilize the public into active participation to safeguard remaining beaches. ECODIT visited a n ...
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Project name: National Action Plan for the Reduction of Pollution into the Mediterranean Sea from Land Based Sources
Client: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Description: For MEDPOL, ECODIT prepared a National Action Plan (NAP) to reduce pollution into the Mediterranean Sea from land-based sources pursuant to the requirements of the Barcelona Convention. The NAP presented sector-specific issues in four coastal adminis ...
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Project name: National Land Use Master Plan for Lebanon (SDATL)
Client: Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR)
Description: ECODIT worked with Dar Al-Handasah (Lebanon) and IAURIF (France) to develop a National Land Use Master Plan for Lebanon (or Schéma Directeur d’Aménagement du Territoire Libanais). ECODIT contributed to the “Natural Resources” aspects of the plan, one ...
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Project name: USTDA Desk Study on Costa Rica Oil Sludge Project
Client: US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)
Description: For the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (TDA), ECODIT conducted a desk study to evaluate a proposal by Kiber Environmental (dba Kiber International) for a feasibility study to assess the construction of a facility that would process oil sludge wast ...
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Project name: Training Workshop on Municipal Environmental Audits
Client: Municipality of Barcelona
Description: ECODIT prepared and facilitated the Envimed audits workshop for the Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona and the Agence Cités Unies Développement. The workshop’s primary objective was to prepare for the second round of Medcities environmental audits, draw ...
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Project name: Regional Environmental Assessment Report on the Coastal Zone of Lebanon
Client: Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR)
Description: For Lebanon's Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR) and the World Bank, ECODIT and the French Institut d'Aménagement Urbain de la Région d'Ile de France (IAURIF) prepared a regional environmental assessment (REA) of the coastal zone of Leb ...
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Project name: National Strategy for Environmental Protection & Sustainable Development
Client: Morocco National Environmental Observatory
Description: ECODIT developed a national strategy for environmental protection and sustainable development. ECODIT reviewed past, current, and future environmental policies and development programs. We also estimated expenses associated with these policies and th ...
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Project name: Policy Formulation for Sustainable Industrial Development & Environmental Management
Client: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Description: As part of a UNIDO team assisting the Government of Lebanon in policy formulation for sustainable industrial development, ECODIT was responsible for evaluating: (1) the national status on environmental regulations and standards; (2) the awareness, pa ...
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Project name: Pollution Prevention in the Moroccan Agroprocessing Industry
Client: US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Description: For the USAID's Project in Development and Environment (PRIDE), ECODIT evaluated strategy options for pollution prevention by the agroprocessing industry in Morocco (sugar plants, olive oil mills, canneries). ECODIT reviewed data on pollution genera ...
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Project name: Preparation of a Feasibility Study for Industrial Waste/Sludge Waste Projects
Client: US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)
Description: ECODIT assessed whether the USTDA should provide funding for the Rio de Janeiro Sludge Treatment Feasibility Study and the Suape Industrial Port Complex in Brazil. The Rio de Janeiro Water and Sewage Company (CEDAE) is a state-run company in charge o ...
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Project name: Regional Urban Environmental Strategy for the Middle East and North Africa
Client: World Bank
Description: ECODIT provided technical support to the World Bank in drafting an urban environmental strategy for the Middle East and North Africa region. ECODIT staff reviewed specialized literature (World Bank project documents, national environmental action pl ...
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Project name: Soil and Water Resource Conservation
Client: US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Description: ECODIT implemented a soil and water resources conservation pilot project in the Oued Nakhla watershed between Tétouan and Chefchaouen. The five-year project included direct interventions to reduce soil erosion originating from croplands, existing gul ...
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Project name: Strategic Planning, Urban Environmental Action Plans and Management Tools
Client: Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Description: ECODIT designed a strategic plan, urban environmental action plans and management tools for two municipalities: Estelí in Nicaragua (107,550 inhabitants) and San Pedro Sula (450,000 inhabitants) in Honduras. ECODIT worked in close consultation with t ...
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Project name: Environmental Assessment of Health Care Waste Management
Client: Al-Yousif Medical Center (YMC)
Description: For Al-Yousif Medical Center (YMC), ECODIT prepared an environmental impact assessment for medical waste management inside the facility. The assessment analyzed the potential impacts related to the installation and operation of a dedicated autoclave ...
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Project name: Support to Environmental Due Diligence Audits
Client: ENSR international
Description: ECODIT assisted ENSR International Ltd (UK) to conduct environmental due diligence audits of two manufacturing facilities, one in Lebanon and one in Morocco. The audits covered all aspects of the production and packaging line, in addition to ancillar ...
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Project name: Design & Supervision of the Construction of a Solid Waste Treatment plant in the Caza of Marjeyoun
Client: International Management Group (for the European Union)
Description: With grant funding from the EU, ECODIT is implementing the project “Design and Supervision for the Construction of a Solid Waste Treatment Plant in the Caza of Marjeyoun.” The plant will serve seven towns in the Caza of Marjeyoun with an estimated p ...
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Project name: Municipal Coastal Environment Initiative (MCEI)
Client: US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Description: ECODIT worked as a subcontractor to Chemonics on the MCEI project for the Philippines’ Department of Environment and Natural Resources (financed by USAID with a budget of $8 million over four years). The project aims at reducing the gaseous, liquid, ...
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Project name: Environmental Threats and Opportunities Assessment (ETOA) for Russia
Client: US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Description: ECODIT assisted USAID/Russia develop its country assistance strategy by assessing Russia’s environmental threats, such as particular vulnerability to the impacts of global climate change (GCC), poor air and water quality affecting much of the populat ...
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Project name: Feasibility Study of a Waste-To-Energy Plant to treat Pig Slurry and Chicken Manure
Client: PRISME
Description: For a private investor, ECODIT studied the technical and financial viability of building a $3 million biogas conversion plant using pig slurry and chicken manure. The plant would convert animal waste through anaerobic digestion into methane, which w ...
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Project name: Lebanon’s Report to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)
Client: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Description: Lebanon has elected to participate in the national preparatory process in advance of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) taking place in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012. To support this process, the Ministry of Environment, ...
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Project name: Public Action for Water, Energy & Environment
Client: US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Description: ECODIT recently completed implementation of the Public Action for Water, Energy and Environment Project (PAP), a comprehensive and dynamic public education, outreach, and behavior change communication program to increase efficiency in the use of wate ...
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