Water for All
In the Spotlight
India is undertaking an ambitious initiative to upgrade its sanitation system nationwide, attempting to give every house and school access to a modern toilet by 2019. Countries around Asia are grappling with the same issue.
Recycling and education projects are helping local authorities turn the Citarum Basin, home to some of the world’s most polluted rivers, into a model of sustainable water management.
Prabin Rokaya, cofounder of youth-led NGO Jagaran Nepal, talks about the critical role that young people can play in solving the country’s water problems.
A group of young volunteers took on the challenge of saving the dying Maningning Creek in the town of Taytay, Rizal and inspired entire communities to follow suit.
Water is one of our most precious resources, but it is threatened by growth, misuse, and pollution. In Asia and the Pacific, many countries are in a water crisis and the demand for water is huge and growing.
"Water for All" is ADB's vision and policy for Asia and the Pacific. ADB's Water Financing Program works to increase investments and support reforms in cities, rural communities, and river basins.