Building Modern Toilets for All in India

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. Read More

Cleaning up Indonesia's Citarum River Basin

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. Read More

Prabin Rokaya: Giving the Youth a Voice in Nepal’s Water Future

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. Read More

Philippines: Young Volunteers Revive Dying Rizal Creek

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. Read More

Water for All

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.

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