Bangladesh: Country Water Resources Assessment

Sovereign Project | 44395-012

Summary

The TA will contribute directly to the water sector review for ADB's Bangladesh Country Program and Strategy 2011 2015. It will provide a snapshot of the current situation with regards to water resources in Bangladesh and strategic direction in guiding future development interventions in response to needs in the water resources sector. This will include, but not be limited to, water supply and sanitation, irrigation and drainage, flood (and coastal zone) management, water quality and environmental management, disaster risk mitigation and strengthening the water policy, legislative and institutional frameworks. It will also incorporate lessons learned from prior experiences and maximize benefits through more informed and visionary investments which are based on increasing demands, water-food-energy nexus and potential impacts of climate change. The Ministry of Water Resources (MOWR) is to serve as the Executing Agency for the Technical Assistance.

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Project Name Country Water Resources Assessment
Project Number 44395-012
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7717-BAN: Country Water Resources Assessment
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Water-based natural resources management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA will contribute directly to the water sector review for ADB's Bangladesh Country Program and Strategy 2011 2015. It will provide a snapshot of the current situation with regards to water resources in Bangladesh and strategic direction in guiding future development interventions in response to needs in the water resources sector. This will include, but not be limited to, water supply and sanitation, irrigation and drainage, flood (and coastal zone) management, water quality and environmental management, disaster risk mitigation and strengthening the water policy, legislative and institutional frameworks. It will also incorporate lessons learned from prior experiences and maximize benefits through more informed and visionary investments which are based on increasing demands, water-food-energy nexus and potential impacts of climate change. The Ministry of Water Resources (MOWR) is to serve as the Executing Agency for the Technical Assistance. It will appoint a TA Coordinator who will be the Chief Planning of the Bangladesh Water Development Board and will be responsible for overall supervision and coordination with other agencies, including those directly under MOWR such as the Water Resources Planning Organization and those outside but also engaged in the water sector, such as Local Government Engineering Department of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Water Resources.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The concept of the TA emerged during preparation of the draft Water Operational Framework (WOF) which is a first step in ADB's understanding the scale of the water crisis in Asia and in articulating new ways of supporting its DMCs in formulating appropriate strategies. Through Strategy 2020, ADB has established three strategic agendas to guide its work up to 2020 inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration. Water is a common theme and integral to the strategy's five drivers of change private sector development and private sector operations, good governance and capacity development, gender equity, knowledge solutions, and partnerships. The draft Water Operational Framework proposes to undertake selective country water assessments (including that of Bangladesh) to contribute to the development of a macro view in the context of (but not limited to) the availability of accessible fresh water over the next 20 years, forecasts of the impact of water use policies and practices on food and energy production as well as industrial growth and domestic use particularly in light of climate change-imposed uncertainties.
Impact Informed and sustainable planning of water sector in Bangladesh
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Comprehensive Country Water Resources Assessment including country water availability (covering surface and ground water) status, issues and prospects
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Relevant Thematic Studies Prepared

Comprehensive Summary Report Prepared

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 Consulting services will be provided for a total of 20 person-months, comprising 4 person-months of international and 16 person-months of national consultants. ADB will engage individual international consultants. All consultants will be recruited by ADB following its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement of equipment for the TA will follow ADB's Procurement and Consulting Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Natsuko Totsuka
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Water Resourcesc/o Bangladesh Water Board
Timetable
Concept Clearance 29 Nov 2010
Fact Finding 28 Feb 2009 to 13 Mar 2009
MRM -
Approval 17 Dec 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 10 Jan 2011
Last PDS Update 10 Jan 2011

TA 7717-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2010 - 17 Dec 2010 31 May 2011 31 Jan 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 17 Dec 2010 0.00

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