43169-012: Support for the National Action Plan on Climate Change

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Details


Description

The TA is designed to support action at the central and state levels to move the National Water Mission (NWM) of the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) recommendations towards a viable and programmed set of activities and investments. The TA has been designed to engage in strategic planning and the development of frameworks that will help meet India s needs for sustainable and robust water resources systems for climate change adaptation. The project will build on existing studies and on-going national and international research outputs.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The 11th FYP of India (2007-2012) recognizes the urgent need to balance the growth-environment trade off given the dangers posed by India's large population, economic growth and ever increasing demand on natural resources including water. The environmental orientation of ADB?s assistance program from both, the adaptation and mitigation perspectives, has therefore, been strengthened in support of the 11th FYP?s priorities. The proposed TA is therefore, particularly significant since it will support the operationalization of the NWM established under NAPCC. This Mission is critical from an adaptation perspective, and will enable MOWR to play a strategic role over the longer term, in building capacity within other ministries and line agencies to manage climate change adaptation planning effectively within their respective sectors . This TA also complements very well, some of the other TAs and loans being processed by ADB . It will thus, put ADB in a unique position amongst development partners, in terms of assisting India's climate change adaptation efforts as emphasized in the India CPS and Strategy 2020. The TA outputs would contribute directly to the development of State Level Climate Change Action Plans, which is a high priority for the GOI.

Impact

Enhanced resilience to climate change risks affecting vulnerable sectors and populations though strategic support to India s NAPCC

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

A preliminary IWRM approach to climate adaptation is supported by the government.

Progress Towards Outcome

1. Consultant Mobilization: (i) International: Team Leader (IWRM Specialist/Strategic Planner) was mobilized in August 2010 and five other specialists (Hydrologist, Hydro-geologist, Data Management, Climate Change and Awareness and Communication) were mobilized in November, December 2010 and January 2011. (ii) National: Deputy Team Leader (IWRM/Irrigation and Water Specialist) was mobilized in September 2010 and remaining six specialists (Climate Change, Hydrologist, Hydro-geologist, Social and Community, Data Management and Management and Institutional Specialist,) were mobilized in November, December 2010 and January 2011. 2. Conducted an initial Consultation Mission (18-20 October 2010) with Central Water Commission (CWC) to three selected states, namely, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. 3. Inception workshop was held on 15 November 2010 in New Delhi and included representatives from the Ministry of Water Resources (MOWR), CWC, participating States and other sector agencies. 4. A consultation mission (28 November-01 December 2010) to Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal and Indore) was undertaken by the project officer to consult key sector agencies i.e. water resources, irrigation, groundwater, environment and agriculture. The mission held trilateral discussions with senior officials of water resources department of the Government of Madhya Pradesh and also met representatives of the main sector agencies working on water resources management issues. 5. Visits to the selected pilot sub-basins were conducted by the consultants (16 November-01 December 2010).

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

1. Preliminary sub-basin strategic framework plans for 3 sub-basins 2. Water efficiency improvement assessment report 3. Preliminary IWRM climate change adaptation roadmap for three states where pilot basins are located 4. Preliminary IWRM climate change adaptation roadmap for the MOWR addressing requirements for integrated management by states and the center 5. IWRM training modules, awareness kits, and specialist training provided, and awareness materials distributed and broadcasted

Status of Operation/Construction or Implementation Progress

The TA program was initiated on 2 August 2010; progress to date includes; the agreed selection of the three sub-basins namely, Satluj (Punjab), Kshipra (Madhya Pradesh) and Cauvery delta (Tamil Nadu) for in-depth study (27 September 2010). Initial consultations and agreements with three participating states were held from 18-20 October 2010 and work since that time has progressed significantly. A project office in the Central Water Commission (CWC) was established in New Delhi on 5 November 2010 and an Inception workshop was held on 15 November 2010 in New Delhi. Comprehensive scoping missions and several consultation visits have been made to the three selected pilot states and sub-basins by the TA team. A Mid-term workshop was successfully convened on 15 March 2011 in New Delhi. To date three separate state consultation workshops have been organized in Trichy (13 June 2011) Tamil Nadu; Indore (16 June 2011) Madhya Pradesh; and Chandigarh (21 June 2011) Punjab, and the final workshop was convened on 27 June 2011 in New Delhi. Presented below is the proposed indicative processing schedule of the ensuing components of the TA: (i) Comments on DFR: 11 July 2011 (ii) SWAT Training: 26-29 July 2011 (iii) Submission of Final report: 30 August 2011 (iv) Study Tour, Mekong River Basin: 4-10 Sept. 2011

Stakeholder Participation and Consultation

During Project Implementation
The TA has adopted highly participatory manner of operation and has conducted several state consultations focus group discussions as part of the TA activity. Most recently state consultation workshops were conducted in the three selected states, namely, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, which form part of the subject TA with an aim of presenting recommendations made in the Draft Final Report (DFR) to key government (including Water Resources, Irrigation, Groundwater, Environment and Agriculture) and non-government sector agencies. In addition, to support the consultations and work planning of the TA, tripartite discussions (ADB, State Government and TA team of consultants) have been held.



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Timetable

Concept Clearance
21 Apr 2009

Fact-finding
20 Oct 2009 to 28 Oct 2009

Board Approval
22 Dec 2010

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