The technical assistance (TA) for Support for the National Action Plan for Climate Change (TA7417) produced a sub-basin profile and framework climate change adaptation plan for the Cauvery delta. The State is willing to implement the capacity development technical assistance outputs including the roadmap and the investment strategy. The project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) is necessary to support modeling and other analysis recommended under TA7417, and preparation of the investment Program and Project-1 in accordance with Government of India and the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) standards and expectations. A strategic roadmap for integrated water resources management (IWRM) in the sub-basin needs to be prepared with broad stakeholder participation. As to the specific investment, a multi-tranche financing facility (MFF) Project-1 package needs to be prepared with feasibility and safeguards studies with due implementation readiness.
|Project Name||Climate Adaptation through Sub-Basin Development Investment Program|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Irrigation
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The technical assistance (TA) for Support for the National Action Plan for Climate Change (TA7417) produced a sub-basin profile and framework climate change adaptation plan for the Cauvery delta. The State is willing to implement the capacity development technical assistance outputs including the roadmap and the investment strategy. The project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) is necessary to support modeling and other analysis recommended under TA7417, and preparation of the investment Program and Project-1 in accordance with Government of India and the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) standards and expectations. A strategic roadmap for integrated water resources management (IWRM) in the sub-basin needs to be prepared with broad stakeholder participation. As to the specific investment, a multi-tranche financing facility (MFF) Project-1 package needs to be prepared with feasibility and safeguards studies with due implementation readiness.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Climate Adaptation through Sub-Basin Development Investment Program (the Program) aims to establish institutions and systems in the State of Tamil Nadu to help local communities adapt to climate change with advancement of integrated water resources management (IWRM) and knowledge base. The Program follows a multitranche financing facility (MFF) modality. Support will be provided to conduct surface water, groundwater and coastal modeling, improve drainage and flood control infrastructure, and support policy, legislative, and institutional changes requirement for IWRM and efficient and sustainable water use of scarce water resources.
The Program supports the implementation of Government of India's National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) of 2008 and its National Water Mission (NWM). The NWM identified five main strategies to combat possible impacts of climate change on water resources: (i) formulation of comprehensive water database in the public domain and assessment of the impact of climate change on water resource; (ii) promotion of citizen and state actions for water conservation, augmentation and preservation; (iii) focused attention to over-exploited areas; (iv) increasing water use efficiency by 20%; and (v) promotion of basin level IWRM. Under the earlier TA7417: Support for the NAPCC, Asian Development Bank (ADB) prepared a sub-basin profile and a strategic framework for climate change adaptation in the Cauvery Delta sub-basin in the State of Tamil Nadu.
The Government of Tamil Nadu (GOTN), building on the recommendations of the NAPCC and NWM, is proposing an adaptation program to address impacts of climate change in the delta, through targeted investment in drainage improvement, flood control and irrigation structures, as well as through institutional and policy development and capacity building for IWRM to enhance climate resilience of the water resource system and communities. Improved projections of climate and sea level, based on the latest climate science, will be developed and applied to the design of the infrastructure. Appropriate indicators for monitoring progress and effectiveness of adaptation measures will be designed into the Program.
Also in support of NWM objectives, the GOTN seeks to establish IWRM in the Cauvery sub-basin and maximize the value of water use and improve allocation decisions both within and between sectors. To support this initiative and to help address the inter-temporal variability of water availability within the sub-basin expected from climate change and depletion of groundwater reserves, a holistic IWRM plan for the sub-basin is required. It must address conjunctive use of the combined surface and groundwater systems in order to optimize resource use and minimize adverse effects of relying on a single source. Conjunctive management requires capacity building of institutions in IWRM.
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|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||tba|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Consultations with, and stakeholder workshops with participation of government officials, local communities, and other relevant stakeholders will be undertaken by PPTA consultants.|
|During Project Implementation||Consultation, participation and communications plan will be prepared during project design for project implementation.|
|Consulting Services||ADB engaged the main TA consulting team (consisting of 21.5 person-months of international experts and 48 person-months of national experts) using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method at a ratio of 90:10 based on full technical proposal. The main consultants and a topograhical survey team were engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.|
|Procurement||TA equipment were procured using ADB's Procurement Guidelines. These will become Government's property upon TA completion.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Amerasinghe, Nishanthi Manjula|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD|
|Approval||20 Sep 2012|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||18 Feb 2016|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|20 Sep 2012||07 Mar 2013||07 Mar 2013||30 Jun 2014||31 Dec 2015||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,321,000.00||140,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,461,000.00||20 Sep 2012||1,450,025.37|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Climate Adaptation through Sub-Basin Development Investment Program: Project Data Sheet (हिन्दी)||Translated PDS||Feb 2015|
|Climate Adaptation through Sub-Basin Development Program: Final Report||Consultants' Reports||Oct 2014|
|Climate Adaptation through Sub-Basin Development Investment Program: Cauvery Delta Zone Climate Data and Future Scenarios - Final Report||Consultants' Reports||Dec 2013|
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