India: Integrated Water Resources Management and Sustainable Water Service Delivery in Karnataka

Sovereign Project | 43380-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Integrated Water Resources Management and Sustainable Water Service Delivery in Karnataka
Project Number 43380-012
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7418-IND: Integrated Water Resources Management and Sustainable Water Service Delivery in Karnataka
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
TA 7418-IND: Integrated Water Resources Management and Sustainable Water Service Delivery in Karnataka (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

1. The Government of Karnataka (GOK) has appointed a Steering Committee (SC) to guide implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in Karnataka and specifically to review the outputs of the CDTA;

2. SC meeting was held on two occasions during the CDTA, once prior to draft final report (DFR) submission at which time in principle endorsement to the CDTA outputs was provided. The second sitting of the SC was held at the end of the Final Workshop (14 December 2010), which endorsed the Final Report.

3. GOK has initiated several actions towards institutionalizing the CDTA outputs including steps towards establishing an IWRM directorate in the State.

4. A comprehensive roadmap towards improving the State's water resources management systems has been recommended by the CDTA. ADB has offered continued support for setting up the Directorate and implementing the roadmap actions.

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

1. Inception report

- Draft inception report (17 July 2010) - Draft submitted, comments made

- Finalise Inception Report (24 August 2010)

2. Preliminary economic review

- Inception stakeholder workshop (05 August 2010) - Successfully held

3. Implementation

(i) Component 1 State level

- Meetings with concerned agencies (15 June-14 July 2010) All agencies met

- IWRM Roadmap (8 July-23 August 2010) Prepared, discussed at mid-term workshop.

- Institutional Systems (6 August-9 October 2010) proposals made, discussed.

- Capacity Building (CB) & Report (09 August-27 November 2010) proposals made, report prepared.

(ii) Component 2 Sub-basin level

- Finalize and agree pilot sub-basin (01 August-04 September 2010) - Selected & agreed

- GIS System (16 August-04 September 2010) - System developed, manual prepared

- Sub-basin objectives (26 August-19 September 2010) - Vision & key areas developed, agreed at workshop

- Assess data and river system models (26 August-19 September 2010) - Trial river system model developed

- Water balance assessments (20 September 23 October 2010) - River system model used, relevant studies reviewed

- RBO arrangements (05 September- 04 October 2010) Proposed

- Sub-basin framework plan (15 September- 04 October 2010) - Draft prepared

- Sub-basin investment initiatives (25 September-9 October 2010) - Key activity areas discussed.

- Sub-basin capacity building action plan (10 October 19 October 2010) Proposals made.

(iii) Component 3 WSS

- Assess current situation (16 August-14 September 2010) - Situation assessed

- Identify and short list urban pilot areas (15 September-04 October 2010) - Pilot areas selected.

- Prepare pilot area investments (29 September-08 October 2010) - Investments in pilot areas and in the sub-basin proposed.

- Draft system management strategies (09-13 October 2010) - Urban WSS development & management strategies proposed

- Explore PPP opportunities (14-23 October 2010) - PPP opportunities proposed

- Finalise and recommend investments (24 October-06 November 2010) - Investments (institutional & infrastructure) proposed

- WSS enhancement strategy report and WSS CB action plan (20 September- 9 October 2010) - Single report covering analysis, strategy, investments and capacity building presented

(iv) Component 4 Irrigation Performance

- Assess current situation (01-20 July 2010) - Management & infrastructure systems assessed

- Finalise and agree institutional systems pilot areas (21-30 July 2010)- Pilot areas selected

- Identify scheme improvements (25 July-31 August 2010) proposed

- Identify scheme enhancements (01 October-25 November 2010) proposed

- Institutional systems/agriculture improvement report (11-20 October 2010) Report prepared

- Participatory irrigation management (PIM)/agriculture capacity building action plan (21-26 October 2010) - Capacity Building Report prepared

4. Key Milestones

- Workshop and Tripartite meetings (29 July-08 November 2010)- Inception, Mid-term review, tripartite meetings and Final Workshop held Reporting outputs

- Inception report (07 August 2010) - Finalized

- IWRM capacity building action plan (13 September 2010) - Proposed

- Mid term report (31 August 2010) - Submitted

- GIS system manual (31 August 2010) - Prepared

- Sub-basin framework plan (30 September 2010) - Drafted

- Sub-basin investment initiatives (30 September 2010) - Key activity areas discussed

- WSS enhancement report and capacity building action plan (04-09 October 2010) Proposed enhancements and capacity building reported

- Sub-basin CB action plan (19 October 2010) - Proposals for capacity building reported

- Institutional systems/agriculture improvement report (20 October 2010) - Report prepared.

- PIM/agriculture capacity building action plan (26 October 2010) - Report prepared

- Component 1 report (31 October 2010) - Prepared.

- Draft final report (31 October 2010) - Report presented.

- Final report (30 November 2010) - Report completed.

The DFR was well received and at the Final Workshop hosted by GOK, which held on 14 December 2010 at Bangalore, all stakeholders at the government level were well represented. Response subsequent to the workshop to the CDTA has been positive.

Major Issues and Proposed Actions:

- Issue: Study tour. A study tour to Thailand is proposed and is under advanced planning. It is expected to be held in the last week of February 2011.

Action: Finalize and hold the study tour.

- Issue: On-going TA to maintain reform momentum until a loan project is underway.

Action: Discuss with GOK and agree on the focus areas for the TA. Provide resources to ensure consistency with the CDTA Final Report recommendations and with the proposed PPTA to develop the loan project.

Geographical Location State of Karnataka

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 Consultants will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Yasmin Siddiqi
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Water Resource Department
Mr. D. Satya Murthy
3rd Floor, Vikasa Soudha, Bangalore 560 001


Concept Clearance 15 Oct 2009
Fact Finding 19 Oct 2009 to 26 Oct 2009
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 04 Nov 2009
Last PDS Update 21 Aug 2011

TA 7418-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Dec 2009 11 Jan 2010 11 Jan 2010 31 Aug 2010 31 Dec 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
925,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,075,000.00 07 Dec 2009 915,513.95

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