Regional: Achieving Urban Water Security for South Asia

Sovereign Project | 42453-012 Status: Dropped / Terminated


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Project Name Achieving Urban Water Security for South Asia
Project Number 42453-012
Country Regional
Project Status Dropped / Terminated
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7290-REG: Achieving Urban Water Security for South Asia
Investment Climate Facilitation Fund under the Regional Cooperation and Integration Financing Partnership Facility US$ 850,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact The impact of the TA will be enhanced economic opportunities and reduced waterborne diseases in South Asian urban centers through improved water security, such as better understanding of service areas and coverage, improved water quality, increased operational efficiency, and better O&M of drinking water supply systems.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome The outcome of the TA will be (i) increased understanding of key policy parameters for water security and water sector governance; and (ii) reduced risks and vulnerabilities caused by lack of understanding in water-related knowledge; technology; and expertise in water sector governance and management in South Asian urban areas in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
Progress Toward Outcome Project has not yet started - Discussion for major change in scope undergoing -No further progress
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. For each selected urban center, an analysis of the constraints and issues and production of action plan relating to:

(i) drinking water coverage;

(ii) drinking water quality; and

(iii) NRW reduction, operational efficiencies and O&M of drinking water systems.

2. Pilot programs to restructure the capacity-building programs

under ongoing water sector projects in support of water

security and vulnerability assessment and management;

3. Review of policies, regulations and practices for water quality management to reduce health costs and adverse social


Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Project has not started. Discussion for major change in scope undergoing -No further progress
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 ADB will select and hire consultants on a firm-basis, using the quality and cost-based selection method, according to its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). A total of 52 pm of consulting services (16 pm of international and 36 pm on national services) is anticipated, including: the project coordinator and nonrevenue water (NRW) specialist or team leader (international, 8 pm); NRM and water operation specialists (4 national specialists, 24 pm total); and inputs of water quality specialists (4 national specialsits, 12 pm total).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Cauchois, Arnaud M.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


Concept Clearance 27 Feb 2009
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2009 to 25 Mar 2009
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 04 May 2009
Last PDS Update 06 Sep 2011

TA 7290-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Jun 2009 - 01 Jun 2009 31 Dec 2010 31 Dec 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 850,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 850,000.00 01 Jun 2009 0.00

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