Towns of Tunduma and Vwawa-Mlowo:
Feasibility Study for Water Security for Tunduma and Vwawa-Mlowo Towns, Tanzania


  • Urban Infrastructure & Utilities
  • Water and Environment
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Sanitation
  • Water Supply


Dorsch International Consultants



Ministry of Water, Tanzania


From 2023 to 2024

Project Activities

  • Review and update of the Detailed Studies of 2011 for the water supply and sanitation components for Tunduma and Vwawa-Mlowo towns
  • Assessment of vulnerability of the water resources and catchment areas and suitable integration of protection measures
  • Assessment of the need for development/improvement of land use and town plans
  • Assessment of the need for institutional strengthening and capacity building with regard to O&M of selected priority measures of related sectors
  • Assessment of support in implementation of the program (multisectoral approach)
  • Assessment of risks to program implementation as well as O&M and mitigation measures
  • Analysis of Target Groups and Stakeholders
  • Gender Analysis
  • Elaboration of a Preliminary Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF)


Dorsch International Consultants GmbH

München (Headquarters)
Landsberger Str. 368
80687 München

Phone: +49 89 5797-0
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Both urban centres are situated on the Zambia corridor with Tunduma being a classic fast-growing border town merging with its Zambian counterpart. Their specific location provides them with a particular importance for the regional economic development.

Infrastructure and municipal services in both towns, however, have lacked investment and are therefore not keeping up with the increasing demand – which is already showing negative consequences.

The Feasibility Study will identify infrastructure that aims to improve the water security for the two towns’ rapidly increasing population. An “integrated and holistic approach” (see graphic) will be applied that addresses several sectors such as water, wastewater, solid waste and town planning to ensure long-term water security. Within the framework of the Programme, individual infrastructure projects for each town shall be elaborated.  

The Project is funded through German Financial Cooperation with Tanzania as part of the Climate Adapted Infrastructure and Integrated Water Resources Management Program.

The consultant team consist of multidisciplinary experts from the Joint Venture between AHT GROUP GmbH, Dorsch International Consultants GmbH and the Tanzanian Sub-Consultants Netwas and BORDA. The International Cooperation Cluster of Dorsch Gruppe is particularly proud to kick-start another joint project of two sister companies, adding to the already fruitful collaboration across entities.