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IBG as General Planning Group is an established consultancy providing technology based intellectual services for both man-made and natural environment to achieve the sound, economic and timely realization of infrastructure projects. We are an independent consulting group committed to attaining the best possible solutions for our clients via a multidisciplinary process, based on solid engineering know-how combined with expertise in finance, science, policy and management.


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Thematic expertise

Integrated Water Resources Management

  • Watershed & land management (basin/local level, participatory/multi-stakeholder planning)
  • National/transboundary watershed management (incl. policy/institutional issues)
  • Data collection and modelling (GIS, hydrology, etc.)

Water for people

  • Legal and regulatory framework
  • Rural/ semi-urban water supply and sanitation
  • Urban water supply and sanitation
  • Water technologies (water supply and treatment)
  • Sanitation technologies
  • Hygiene promotion and behavior changes
  • Operation and maintenance, monitoring (soft aspects)
  • Financing

Water for food

  • Irrigation techniques (e.g. efficiency of irrigation technologies)
  • Operation and maintenance of infrastructure (soft aspects)

Water for nature

  • Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Payments for watershed services
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • DRR (flood management/ drought)

Geographic expertise

Contact Person

Roland Metzler - ibg@ibgrombach.com


  • Water Transmission System in Saudi Arabia

    IBG has realized the final engineering design of this twin pipeline water transmission system from the Persian Gulf to Riyadh City. A total length of 900 km of pipes with typical diameters between 1200 and 1800 mm has been placed within this project for transporting 900’000 m3/d of water. IBG’s very broad involvement includes for […]
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  • Water Supply and Sanitation Programme in Nigeria

    IBG has been the lead consultant with responsibility of implementing this multidisciplinary programme in the sectors of water supply and sanitation in the northern Nigerian State of Jigawa. The programme is setting the basis for sustainable improvement in the sector, and is composed of a mixture of “software” (training, hygiene education, institutional strengthening) and “hardware” […]
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  • Institutional Development for Water Utilities in Azerbaijan

    This project is focussed on Institutional Development of the water authorities in Ganja and Sheki (> 400’000 inhabitants in total). The conducted assignments reach throughout technical, financial and institutional fields including tendering, training, advising and assistance of the Water Supply Company and the Project Implementation Units in technical and structural questions. Institutional analysis and development […]
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