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Meeting Asia's Water Security and Resilience Challenge

Despite advances in Asia and the Pacific's water sector, almost 500 million people in the region have no access to at least basic water supplies, while 1.14 billion lack access to basic sanitation. The Asia Water Forum 2022 focuses on the theme of “resilient and water-secure Asia and Pacific.”

Asia and the Pacific's Water Challenge

Demand for water continues to increase not just in agriculture, but also in Asia and the Pacific's cities and industries. The region faces water scarcity because of climate change, rapid population increase, and economic growth.
Find out more about Asia and the Pacific's water challenge.

How much of the world's water resources does Asia and the Pacific have?


How many people in Asia and the Pacific don't have access to safe water?


How many people don't have access to sanitation services?



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Data and Statistics   ADB's Data and Statistics

Data and statistical analysis in the Asia and Pacific region contributes to knowledge generation in ADB, helping strengthen its institutional priorities and operational effectiveness in its developing member countries.

Approximately two billion people in Asia and the Pacific lack adequate water and sanitation.

Equitable water access is critical to ADB's support for economic growth and social well-being.

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The ADB Data Library is the central store for all of ADB's public data. Browse data, view visualizations and interact with APIs.

  Key Indicators Database (KIDB)

KIDB is ADB's central statistical database for macroeconomic and social indicators from across Asia and the Pacific.


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