All PDAs

Pilot and Demonstration Activities (PDAs) are quick-disbursing, small-scale water projects that aim to test or demonstrate innovative water development ideas which can be easily replicated and/or scaled up. A grant of up to $50,000 per project is provided to accepted PDA proposals.

Project Title Approval Date Country
Demonstrating Community-Led Approach to Sanitation in Yangon Dec 2012 Myanmar
Scoping the Water-Energy-Pollution Nexus in Urumqi and Qingdao for Preparing PRC’s Ministry of Environmental Protection Co-Control Program Jul 2012 China, People's Republic of
Public-Private-Partnership: Pilot Development of a Mechanism for Payment for Watershed Services in Chishui River Basin May 2012 China, People's Republic of
Assessment of Riverbed Clogging at Potential Riverbank Filtration for Securing Safe, Low-Cost Potable Supplies Mar 2012 Thailand
Enhancing Irrigated Agricultural Productivity through Multifunctional Water Users’ Associations and Its Dissemination: PDA After-Care Feb 2012 Nepal
Assessing the Feasibility of Nutrient Trading Between Point and Nonpoint Sources in the Lake Chao Basin Jan 2012 China, People's Republic of
Pilot Application of ADB Guidance Note on Mainstreaming Water Safety Plans in ADB Water Projects Jan 2012 China, People's Republic of
Building Private Sector Participation in River Basin Management: The Case of Nam Ngum River Basin Sep 2011 Lao People's Democratic Republic
Building Disaster-Resilient Communities in Flood-Prone Areas: A Demonstration and Pilot Testing of Local Design Innovations for Housing and Small Community Infrastructures Feb 2011 Philippines
Training Program on Water Tariff Reform and Peer-to-Peer Learning Process for Rural Environmental Health and Sanitation Awareness Jan 2011 China, People's Republic of
Developing and Demonstrating a Mechanism for Sustainable Supply of Purified Water in Remote Communities Aug 2010 Viet Nam
Demonstrating Information, Education, and Communication Campaign Using Community-Based and Multimedia Strategies for the Rehabilitation of Pasig River and Its Waterways Jan 2010 Philippines
Strengthening the Benefits Sharing Mechanism for People Adversely Affected by Hydropower Generation Projects Dec 2009 Viet Nam
Validating Community-Based Water Resources Management Approaches for Hill and Mountain Ecosystems Dec 2009 Nepal
Adapting Appropriate Sanitation Solutions to Peri-Urban Areas (A PDA After Care Support) Sep 2009 Viet Nam
Demonstrating Enhanced Productivity of Irrigated Agriculture System through Multifunctional Water Users Associations Jul 2009 Nepal
Developing and Pilot Testing a Specialists’ Course on Riverbank Protection May 2009 Bangladesh
Field-Based Research on the Impacts of Climate Change on Rivers May 2009 Bangladesh
Pilot Implementation of School and Community-Based Information and Education Program for Water and Sanitation in Zhengding County Mar 2009 China, People's Republic of
Use of Bamboo for Land Stabilization, Soil Erosion Control, Water Catchment Rehabilitation, and Effluent Treatment in Citarum River Basin Mar 2009 Indonesia
Consolidating Advances in Integrated Water Resources Management in Yom River Basin Feb 2009 Thailand
Stimulating Participatory Process for Water Allocation in Bang Pakong Feb 2009 Thailand
Financing Models for Small Scale Water Service Providers Jan 2009 Philippines
Strengthening Capacity to Enhance Sustainability and Accountability of Irrigation Water Users' Association Nov 2008 Nepal
Using Compensation Mechanism for Watershed Protection Services in Citarum Nov 2008 Indonesia