Environmental Risks in Tenders for Sea Water Desalination Projetcs
"Water Engineering Liquids and Irrigation" Vol. 38
Tzvi Levinson and Gil Dror, Advocates
Ignoring environmental risks while preparing a tender for a desalination facility can finally lead to wrong allocation of risks between the government and the participants. These are the risks that should be taken into consideration:
- Objections filed by certain authorities or factors which can delay or cancel plans in case of court orders and legal discussions
- Environmental nuisance such as noise, bad odor and the appropriate use of hazardous substances
- Failing to receive necessary environmental licences and permits.
Ignoring such risks in the process of building and operating such a facility can create a situation where the evaluation of risks does not reflect the existing risks, a thing which can be of a surprise to the entrepreneurs and operators.
The article ralates to realistic preparation for these large-scale facilities in terms of environmental risks.