Regional: Applying Remote Sensing Technology in River Basin Management

Sovereign Project | 44164-012

Summary

Many countries in Asia and the Pacific have suffered from water-related disasters such as floods caused by typhoons and heavy rains, sea level rise and droughts. In addition, cliamte change and rapid economic development are predicted to amplify these negative impacts. Bangladesh, Philippines and Viet Nam are selected as pilot countries in the TA for several reasons:

(i) They remain one of the most water-related disaster prone countries. From 1988 to 2008, Bangladesh has the largest death toll from water-related disasters among developing member countries (DMCs), Philippines has teh fifth, and Viet Nam has the sixth.

(ii) Mitigating natural disaster is stressed in their Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) and/or Country Operations Business Plan (COBP).

(iii) They have strong ownership in developing structural and non-structural measures to mitigate water-related disasters.

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Project Name Applying Remote Sensing Technology in River Basin Management
Project Number 44164-012
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8074-REG: Applying Remote Sensing Technology in River Basin Management
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
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
Description

Many countries in Asia and the Pacific have suffered from water-related disasters such as floods caused by typhoons and heavy rains, sea level rise and droughts. In addition, cliamte change and rapid economic development are predicted to amplify these negative impacts. Bangladesh, Philippines and Viet Nam are selected as pilot countries in the TA for several reasons:

(i) They remain one of the most water-related disaster prone countries. From 1988 to 2008, Bangladesh has the largest death toll from water-related disasters among developing member countries (DMCs), Philippines has teh fifth, and Viet Nam has the sixth.

(ii) Mitigating natural disaster is stressed in their Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) and/or Country Operations Business Plan (COBP).

(iii) They have strong ownership in developing structural and non-structural measures to mitigate water-related disasters.

The TA is needed to assist DMCs to improve MWS with reasonable cost and practical knowledge. The specific agenda include: (i) developing application methodology on space based technology (SBT) and information communication technology (ICT) for water-related disaster management; (ii) developing strategies and programs for water-related disaster mmitigation applying SBT and ICT; and (iii) developing capacity for SBT and ICT.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy In support of ADB's Water Financing Program (WFP), the TA will facilitate the preparation of investment projects that will strengthen countries' institutional capacity for improved early warning as part of diaster risk management. The TA will also support ADB's emerging program for cliamte change adaptation, which has a strong link to water management in both urban areas and river basins, where vulnerability to water-related disasters is increasing rapidly in coutnries across the region.
Impact Reduction in losses from flooding events
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved river basin management including flood risk management using SBT and ICT in target countries
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

SBT and ICT applied for flood risk management

Selected staff able to apply SBT and ICT in river basin management

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
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 The TA will require 129 person-months of consulting services (44 person-months international and 85 person-months national) to implement the three piloted countries. The international and national consultants will be specialists in (i) earth observation satellite including Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) and Global Satellite Mapping of Precipitation (GSMaP), (ii) water-related disaster management, (iii) hydrological systems, (iv) ICT including WebGIS and cellular phone, and (v) capacity development.
Responsible ADB Officer Tadayoshi Yahata
Responsible ADB Department SDCC
Responsible ADB Division SDAS
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 12 Dec 2010
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2011 to 25 Mar 2011
MRM -
Approval 27 Apr 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 04 Oct 2011

TA 8074-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Apr 2012 - 27 Apr 2012 31 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 27 Apr 2012 1,218,787.66
Title Document Type Document Date
Applying Remote Sensing Technology in River Basin Management Technical Assistance Reports Mar 2012

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