Enhancing climate resilience of the water sector in Bahrain

Enhancing climate resilience of the water sector in Bahrain

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 20 Oct 2018 at B.21
  • Est. completion 13 Feb 2024
  • ESS Category Category C

Enhanced institutional capacity and knowledge management to mainstream climate resilience into sectoral water management planning. 

Climate change has the potential to cause water shortages in Bahrain - due to reduced aquifer recharge by decreasing rainfall and saltwater intrusion into aquifers. Water demand and consumption patterns are only partially understood for the domestic sector, and less understood for other sectors, including agriculture and industry.

This project will help Bahrain’s Water Resources Council establish and operate a knowledge platform on climate-resilient integrated water resources management framework across different sectors. The project will also initiate an awareness campaign highlighting the benefits of wastewater re-use, and produce guidelines for rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling.

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


29 May 2018 - 145 days

Concept note received

29 May 2018

Funding proposal received

08 Aug 2018

Cleared by iTAP

26 Sep 2018


20 Oct 2018 - 298 days

Approved by GCF Board

20 Oct 2018

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

16 Nov 2018

FAA executed

15 May 2019

Under implementation

13 Aug 2019 - 1,753 days so far

FAA effective

13 Aug 2019

Disbursement - USD 906,500

25 Sep 2019

Disbursement - USD 982,679

11 May 2023

To be completed

13 Feb 2024 - -107 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

One priority group

  • Small Island Developing States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing81% disbursed

GrantUSD 2,320,388
Total GCF Financing
USD 2,320,388

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Accredited Entity

United Nations Environment Programme
Mr. Henrik Slotte

Special Advisor, Resource Mobilization, Global Environment Facility and Green Climate Fund Coordinator, Corporate Services Division
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, P.O. Box 30552, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone +41 22 917 85 98
Mr. Sean Khan

GCF Coordinator, Corporate Services Division
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, P.O. Box 30552 Nairobi, Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone +254 20 762 3795
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National Designated Authority

Supreme Council for Environment
H.E. Dr. Mohamed Bin Daina Primary
Minister of Oil and Environment Special Envoy for Climate Affairs
P.O. Box 18233, Bahrain Mall, Manama, Bahrain
Phone +973 17386000
Phone +973 17386661