China, People's Republic of: River Basin Water Resources Allocation and Management Policy

Sovereign Project | 40687-012

Summary

The primary objective of a water allocation system is to maximize the benefits (social, environmental, and economic) of water to society. This will be achieved by (i) distributing water equitably among regions and users, and setting priorities during water scarcity; (ii) establishing rules for sharing limited water resources and maintaining environmental quality for sustainable development; (iii) protecting the long-term reliability of the resource from overexploitation; and (iv) adapting to changes in local conditions by accommodating new users while protecting existing users.

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Project Name River Basin Water Resources Allocation and Management Policy
Project Number 40687-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7127-PRC: River Basin Water Resources Allocation and Management Policy
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The primary objective of a water allocation system is to maximize the benefits (social, environmental, and economic) of water to society. This will be achieved by (i) distributing water equitably among regions and users, and setting priorities during water scarcity; (ii) establishing rules for sharing limited water resources and maintaining environmental quality for sustainable development; (iii) protecting the long-term reliability of the resource from overexploitation; and (iv) adapting to changes in local conditions by accommodating new users while protecting existing users.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact The impact of the TA will be improved and sustainable water resources management in the PRC.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome of the TA will be improved capacity of MWR to strengthen water allocation policy and manage the water allocation system throughout the PRC.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. A report on international and domestic practices and lessons on water resources allocation

2. A policy note on best practices and policy recommendations

3. Categorization of water allocation systems based on characteristics of river systems

4. Principles and a guiding framework for river basin water resources allocation

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

The policy note on best practices in river basin water allocation and recommendation were submitted to ADB on 3 February 2010. The interim report, including a report on domestic and international case studies, was submitted to MWR and ADB on 25 February 2010 and the reports were found satisfactory.

The final workshop was held during 13-16 September 2010 and was attended by MWR officials, techincal panel members, and the Consultant team. The International Seminar on Water Allocation was held duirng 14-15 Sep 2010. The final report was received in February 2011.

Geographical Location People Republic of China
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A total of 55 person-months of consulting services will be required, comprising 16 person-months of international and 39 person-months of national consultants. Required expertise includes water resources planning and management, environmental management, natural resources economics, institutional and policy analysis, and hydrology. The consultant will submit an inception report within 4 weeks of TA commencement, and an interim report 6 months after the TA begins. A draft final report will be submitted 11 months after TA commencement, and a final report at TA conclusion. The inception, interim, and draft final reports will be reviewed by the Government and ADB; and comments will be provided to the consultant. All reports are to be written in English and translated into Chinese.
Responsible ADB Officer Zhou Yaozhou
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Water Resources Mr. Li Gelige@mwr.gov.cn2 Ertiao, Baiguanglu, Xuanwu District, Beijing 100761
Timetable
Concept Clearance 30 Apr 2008
Fact Finding 24 Mar 2008 to 26 Mar 2008
MRM -
Approval 02 Sep 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 05 Oct 2009
Last PDS Update 22 Feb 2011

TA 7127-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Sep 2008 09 Feb 2009 09 Feb 2009 31 Oct 2009 31 Mar 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 02 Sep 2008 692,506.80

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