China, People's Republic of: Strengthening Water Resources Management in Guiyang

Sovereign Project | 38594-022

Summary

The outcome of the TA will be the implementation of institutional reforms and IWRM principles for water sector management in GM at district and county administrative levels. This will be replicated in other areas and, if appropriate, extended to higher administrative levels. The expected impact will be the TA's contribution to the outcome of the GIWRMSP - that water supply and demand in Guiyang Municipality are balanced in a sustainable manner.

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Project Name Strengthening Water Resources Management in Guiyang
Project Number 38594-022
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4912-PRC: Strengthening Water Resources Management in Guiyang
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
TA 4912-PRC: Strengthening Water Resources Management in Guiyang (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The outcome of the TA will be the implementation of institutional reforms and IWRM principles for water sector management in GM at district and county administrative levels. This will be replicated in other areas and, if appropriate, extended to higher administrative levels. The expected impact will be the TA's contribution to the outcome of the GIWRMSP - that water supply and demand in Guiyang Municipality are balanced in a sustainable manner.

The TA will be implemented in two phases. During phase 1, to be conducted over a period of 5 months, the consultants will undertake a comprehensive institutional assessment and develop a detailed institutional reform proposal based on IWRM principles. Specifically, the consultants will: (i) review the Master Plan and examine IWRM reforms that have occurred elsewhere in the PRC to apply appropriate lessons to GM and in its Master Plan; (ii) based on a single river catchment area, document current institutional arrangements for water sector management in urban and rural areas, and undertake systems, stakeholder and participatory problem tree analyses to fully understand the constraints to the implementation of IWRM at the township, county, and municipal levels of government; (iii) based on these analyses, prepare a comprehensive strategy and a detailed set of proposals for the progressive implementation of IWRM principles to the selected area; (iv) prepare an IWRM plan for implementation over a wider area in a three to five-year period and propose specific modifications to the Master Plan; (v) prepare proposals for the monitoring of IWRM implementation actions, issues resolution and stakeholder participation during the IWRM Plan's implementation period; (vi) identify consultants with expertise required to implement and monitor IWRM actions, which are to be carried out in phase 2 of the assignment; and (vii) assist GMG to organise the first workshop at which the proposals and implementation of the IWRM Plan can be discussed in the presence of ADB and invited national experts, as well as local stakeholders. Findings from phase 1 activities will be presented at a participatory workshop and included in a comprehensive report to GMG, local-level governments, and ADB for consideration and approval.

During phase 2, to be conducted over a period of 17 months, consultants will support the implementation of the proposed institutional reforms, review initial experiences and document lessons. Specifically, the consultants will: (i) work with stakeholders at the township, county, and municipal levels to assist in introducing institutional reforms and implementing the IWRM Plan formulated in phase 1; (ii) document issues that arise and how these are resolved; (iii) review the original IWRM strategy and Plan, and suggest appropriate modifications (including modifications to implementation arrangements and monitoring); (iv) assist GMG to organize the second workshop at which preliminary implementation results and lessons can be discussed; (v) work with officials at the provincial level to determine the legal and institutional changes needed for IWRM activities that require higher level approvals; and (vi) consider how the results of the TA can be replicated in other parts of GM, Guizhou Province, and in the PRC generally, and make recommendations accordingly. Findings from phase 2 activities will be presented at a second participatory workshop and incorporated into the draft and final reports of the TA.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Water resources and availability in China vary significantly across regions and by season, which represents a major development challenge as the demand for water is rising with rapid economic development and increased urbanization. In rural areas, well-developed and maintained infrastructure, including irrigation facilities, is a precondition for reasonable living standards and is critical for poverty alleviation. Effective water resource allocation and management is needed to maximize the benefits of water usage. With the development objective of promoting equitable and inclusive growth, ADB's strategy for assistance and operations in China includes support for integrated water resources management (IWRM) to minimize damage from droughts and floods in poor provinces, and protect the fragile ecosystems that many of the poor depend on for livelihoods.
Impact Sustainable balance between water supply and demand in Guiyang
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Implementation of institutional reforms and IWRM principles for water sector management
Progress Toward Outcome Activities towards achievement of outcome ongoing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Output 1: (i) Completed systems and stakeholder analyses of selected river catchment area, (ii) Agreed institutional reform proposals, IWRM plan and training plan

Outputs (Phase 2): (i) Strategy for stakeholder participation; (ii) Master plan revisions and improvements

based on IWRM concepts and principles; (iii) Establishment of effective water and agricultural liaison arrangements; and (iv) Urban IWRM-based reforms and actions

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The final report including all required outputs was submitted in June 2010.

Due to the occurrence of the southwest drought in early 2010, which heavily affected Guizhou province including Guiyang municipality, a minor change in scope and implementation arrangement was approved in August 2010, whereby ADB will publish a knowledge product on addressing water scarcity through demand management in the People's Republic of China by revisiting the TA study's main findings and conclusions in light of what it mean for drought management, demand management, and ecological conservation.

The TA amount was increased to $800,000 to assist the Guiyang Municipal Government (GMG) in implementing L2573-PRC: Guiyang Integrated Water Resources Management Sector Project. Five international and national consultants recruited under the TA are supporting the project management office of GMG for project management, disbursement, procurement, resettlement, and social development.

Geographical Location Guiyang Municipality, Guizhou Province
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The need for the assistance was first identified in discussions between Guiyang Government and ADB during the early preparations of the Guiyang Integrated Water Resources Management Project. These discussions highlighted the practical problems of applying principles of integrated water resources management in China and identified institutional constraints as a significant barrier. It was mutually agreed that Guiyang Government could benefit from international assistance and experience in IWRM and that the proposed GIWRMP, if implemented using ADB's sector loan modality offered an appropriate vehicle to take forward IWRM reforms.
During Project Implementation All activities under the TA have been conducted in close consultation with stakeholders through workshops, discussions, interviews, etc..
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will be implemented over a perid of approximately 24 months, starting in January 2007 with completion in December 2008. The TA will require 49 person-months of consulting services in the fields of integrated water resources management (IRWM), institutional analysis, public awareness and participation, rural and agricultural development, water tariff reform, and water demand management (about 9 personmonths international and 40 personmonths domestic). One of the national consultants will be the team leader, responsible for all aspects of TA implementation. The TA consulting team will coordinate closely with the consulting team appointed by the Executing Agency and financed under the ADB loan to assist in the implementation of the Guiyang Integrated Water Resources Management Project. Close coordination of information and activities will take place on strengthening the participatory approaches used in managing water sector projects, improvements required to the Master Plan, and in public awareness and water demand management initiatives.
Responsible ADB Officer Yoshiaki Kobayashi
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Guiyang Municipal GovernmentMr. Zhen Yonggzzhengyong@263.net36, Shinan Road, Guiyang, Guizhou, PRC
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Aug 2006
Fact Finding 24 Jul 2006 to 09 Aug 2006
MRM -
Approval 20 Dec 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 19 Jul 2006
Last PDS Update 20 Sep 2012

TA 4912-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Dec 2006 25 Feb 2007 25 Feb 2007 28 Feb 2009 31 Jul 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 20 Dec 2006 739,401.23

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