On 29-31 January 2013, ADB organized the Conference on Promoting Innovations in Wastewater Management in Asia and the Pacific. Government executives, wastewater industry practitioners, private sector partners from the ADB members participated in the event.
At the conference, ADB formally launched its Promoting Innovations in Wastewater Management project which aims to expand wastewater management in the region through knowledge management, innovative technology options, financing mechanisms, identifying private sector business opportunities and capacity development. In an Action Planning session, country participants formulated draft wastewater action plans to bring wastewater and septage management in key cities and towns.
This in-country workshop will bring together key stakeholders, including donors, to finalize the action plan for Viet Nam.
- Generate momentum in scaling-up of wastewater management in Viet Nam, particularly for the cities of Ha Giang, Vinh Yen and Hue; and
- Enhance awareness among relevant stakeholders on the Green Cities Initiative.
This workshop is being organized by ADB and partners: the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, JICA, DANIDA, KfW, Cities Development Initiative Asia, and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation.
Representatives from national and local government offices that directly plan and develop wastewater projects, particularly from the provinces of Ha Giang, Vinh Yen and Hue, water and wastewater operators, donors, and development partners are expected to participate.