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 Bangladesh.
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.
Relevant officers from Khulna, coastal towns, and secondary towns supported by ADB projects are expected to participate. Representatives from the Department of Public Health Engineering, Local Government Engineering Department and Policy Supporting Unit, Local Government Division are also invited.