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|PDS Creation Date||–|
|PDS Updated as of||20 Oct 2014|
|Project Name||Adapting to Climate Change through Integrated Water Resources Management|
|In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.|
|Sector||Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Rural flood protection
Water-based natural resources management
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development (GCD)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories||Category 4: No gender elements (NGE)|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|Technical Assistance||8623||Water Financing Partnership Facility - Multi Donor||250|
|Technical Assistance||8623||Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction||1,500|
|During Project Design
Consultation missions have been fielded in February and May 2013. These missions met with government agencies, NGOs, and developing partners to discuss their current and planned activities in the water resources sector that may be relevant to the planned technical assistance and to understand their views on the key focal areas of the TA.
|During Project Implementation
The National Environment Commission will be the executing agency for the project while the Department of Agriculture will be implementing agency for irrigation-related activities. The project will actively consultant and facilitate participation of all key stakeholders involved with water resources management. A kick-off mission was fielded 15-19 Sept to support start-up activities.
|The Government of Bhutan identifies integrated water resources management (IWRM) as a cross-cutting objective of the environment sector in the Tenth (2008-2013) and draft Eleventh (2014-2019) Five-Year Plans (FYPs), and has enacted the 2011 Water Act founded on the principles of IWRM. IWRM is to play an important role in Bhutan: facilitating the sustainable development of Bhutan s vast hydro-power resources while protecting the quality of the country s watersheds; addressing water scarcity issues for drinking and agriculture; and managing the risk of water induced disasters.|
|Climate-adaptive water resource management is adopted|
|Description of Outcome
Institutional capacity for IWRM is improved
|Progress Towards Outcome
TA letter was signed by the Government of Bhutan and the Executing Agency, TA effectivity is on 26 March 2014. Consultants contract signed on 5 September 2014, consultants mobilized on 10 September 2014.
|Description of Project Outputs
NIWRMP is finalized River Basin Management Plan for one priority major river basin is finalized The National Irrigation Master Plan is finalized Water resources governance strengthened
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Activities under these outputs have been initiated.
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2013 Jul 01|
A team of experts was hired and mobilized on 10 September 2014. Inputs will comprise 50 person months (pm) from international and 30 pm from national specialists in the areas of institutional strengthening, capacity development, and communications; integrated water resources management; geographic information systems, remote sensing and database; climate change modeling; river basin modeling; hudraulic structures; irrigation planning; water law; social development; and economics.
No major procurement under the TA is envisaged. If any, these will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines (March 2013 as amended from time to time).
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Concept Clearance||28 Jun 2013|
|Management Review Meeting||–|
|Approval||28 Feb 2014|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Technical Assistance 8623||28 Feb 2014||26 Mar 2014||26 Mar 2014||31 Dec 2015||30 Jun 2016||–|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|Approval Number||Approved Amount||Revised Amount||Total Commitment||Uncommitted Balance||Total Disbursement||Undisbursed Balance|
|Technical Assistance 8623||1,750||1,750||0||1,750||0||1,750|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Lance Gore (LGORE@adb.org)|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD|
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/46463-002/documents|