The expected project impact is improved sustainability of socio-economic growth in Juijiang Municipality. The project will support the implementation of the Jiangxi Province (Poyang Lake) Water Resources Management Outline (2011-2015) and Jiujiang Municipality Development Master Plan (2008-2020). The expected outcome is a reliable and sustainable secondary water supply for Jiujiang Municipality.
|Project Name||Jiangxi Zhelin Lake Water Resources Integrated Utilization Project|
|Country||China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Water-based natural resources management
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The expected project impact is improved sustainability of socio-economic growth in Juijiang Municipality. The project will support the implementation of the Jiangxi Province (Poyang Lake) Water Resources Management Outline (2011-2015) and Jiujiang Municipality Development Master Plan (2008-2020). The expected outcome is a reliable and sustainable secondary water supply for Jiujiang Municipality.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The quality and availability of PRC's water resources is the most pressing resource bottleneck to the country's economic growth and environmental sustainability for the foreseeable future, and certainly over the next 10-15 years. The country's freshwater availability per capita is one of the world's lowest, which is further restricted because of increasing water pollution. In 2004, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (then the State Environmental Protection Administration) received reports of 67 water pollution incidents, which grew to 76 in 2005. The Songhua River chemical spill left around 3.5 million people temporarily out of access to drinking water and the government had to provide bottled water for domestic uses. In the PRC, more than half of the chemical enterprises concentrate in the Yangtze River Basin, which is affecting the water quality of the river in general and raises further risk of water security for cities along the river due to potential water pollution incidents. As a risk mitigation measure, the State Council requested the local governments to identify and develop secondary ('backup') water sources for emergency uses.
Jiujiang Municipality, the second largest municipality in Jiangxi Province and which lies along the Yangtze River, relies solely on the river for drinking water. The intensive upstream navigation and industrialization are significantly affecting the water quality and security of Jiujiang Municipality. Its rapid development process, which is critical for moving its economy forward, is stressing its freshwater resources. Various populations within and surrounding Jiujiang face precarious water and environmental security situations. Within Jiujiang municipality service area, about 10% of the service population is unconnected, which is equivalent to as many as 65,000 people. Outlying communities in the counties do not have sufficient treated, piped water supply systems or wastewater treatment infrastructure, yet these are a growing source of water pollution emissions. Demand for water increases exponentially, as urbanization, industrialization, and population growth rise in the municipality. When combined with climate change, its precarious water future becomes even more uncertain.
Considering the increasing risks of water pollution in upstream Yangtze River, the growing demand for water due to urbanization and industrialization, and the need for expanding water supply and wastewater infrastructure and services to the counties, the Jiujiang Municipal Government (JMG) has prepared a plan to explore a second water source to support the municipality's long-term development. This decision is presented in the Jiangxi Province Water Resources Management Outline (2011-2015) and Jiujiang Municipality Development Master Plan (2008-2020). Due to its large water volume and good water quality, Zhelin Lake has been selected as the second water source to supply water to counties located along the Chang-Jiu Industrial Corridor and in Jiujiang Municipality.
JMG plans to construct a weir downstream of Zhelin Lake to create an impoundment for water abstraction. Once the weir is constructed, substantial efforts on watershed protection will be made to ensure sustainable supply of high quality water from upstream Xiu River and Zhelin Lake.
The project design will incorporate lessons learned from ADB, the World Bank, and other donor programs relating to water resources protection and management, water supply, and wastewater treatment in the PRC. The project will also seek opportunities for public-private partnership. In particular, the project will introduce the following measures: (i) eco-compensation for Xiu River watershed protection ; (ii) water quality monitoring and early warning system; (iii) introduction of technical and nontechnical demand management measures for improved water conservation and environmental sustainability; (iv) identifying public-private partnership opportunities; and (v) water tariff reform.
The project is consistent with ADB's Water Operational Plan (2011) and will address the concerns of water security and environmental sustainability in the project area in the project design, which are: (i) satisfy household water security in all communities; (ii) support productive economies in agriculture and industry; (iii) develop vibrant, livable cities and towns; (iv) restore healthy rivers and ecosystems; and (v) build resilient communities that can adapt to climate change. The project is also in line with ADB's country partnership strategy, 2011-2015 for the PRC which supports the government's goal of building a harmonious society by promoting environmentally sustainable development.
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|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The consultants have been recruited and mobilized to support the executing and implementing agencies in completing the project feasibility studies and safeguard documents to a standard consistent with the requirements of ADB and the government, and provide start-up project implementation support to the executing and implementing agencies.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Zhang, Qingfeng|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD|
Jiujiang Municipal Development and Reform Commission
Floor 4, Municipal Government Blvd,
Changhong Avenue Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province
People's Republic of China
|Approval||29 Oct 2012|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||22 Sep 2015|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|29 Oct 2012||30 Nov 2012||30 Nov 2012||31 Oct 2013||31 Dec 2015||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|750,000.00||290,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,040,000.00||29 Oct 2012||683,789.69|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Jiangxi Zhelin Lake Water Resources Integrated Utilization Project: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Jan 2020|
|江西柘林湖水资源综合利用项目 : 项目数据表||Translated PDS||Mar 2015|
|Jiangxi Zhelin Lake Water Resources Integrated Utilization Project||Technical Assistance Reports||Jul 2013|
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