The TA has two components. Under the first component, the TA will support to develop planning and implementation procedures and guidelines for water project assessment, monitoring and evaluation. An IT-based monitoring and evaluation system will also be developed following the guidelines. The second component is the Yom River Basin study. The TA will undertake a range of studies to update existing information and build on earlier stakeholder consultations and institutional development work to prepare a Yom River basin roadmap including application of updated project planning and procedures for water and flood management planning developed by the TA.
|Project Name||Strengthening Integrated Water and Flood Management Implementation|
|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 / Irrigation
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The TA has two components. Under the first component, the TA will support to develop planning and implementation procedures and guidelines for water project assessment, monitoring and evaluation. An IT-based monitoring and evaluation system will also be developed following the guidelines. The second component is the Yom River Basin study. The TA will undertake a range of studies to update existing information and build on earlier stakeholder consultations and institutional development work to prepare a Yom River basin roadmap including application of updated project planning and procedures for water and flood management planning developed by the TA.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
During the last quarter of 2011, Thailand experienced its worst flooding since 1942. Almost 14 million people in 65 of Thailand's 77 provinces were affected by flood waters, with widespread damage and loss to homes, factories, businesses, transport and energy infrastructure, social service facilities, and crops and livestock. The Ministry of Finance estimates the total economic damages and losses caused by the floods at approximately $45 billion. The biggest damages and losses were in the manufacturing sector with a total of $32 billion. Industry estimates suggest that insured losses may exceed $10 billion. The Government responded to the 2011 floods with urgent steps to strengthen flood management in the overall context of water resources management. A Master Plan on Water Resource Management has been formulated and adopted by the Cabinet. An emergency decree for the borrowing of B350 billion or around $11.48 billion for investment in flood and water management projects has been passed. The government has set up a National Water Resources and Flood Policy Committee (NWFPC) chaired by the Prime Minister to formulate policies in accordance with the Master Plan. The Government also set up the Water and Flood Management Commission (WFMC) reporting to NWFPC. The WFMC, chaired by Minister of Sciences and Technology, is responsible for formulating action plans, approval of water management investment projects, and monitoring and evaluation the implementation of investment projects. All relevant line agencies are presented in NWFPC and WFMC. To serve as an operating arm and secretariat to NWFPC and WFMC, Office of the National Water and Flood Policy Committee (ONWF) was established, under the Prime Minister's Office, to be responsible for integrated water resources management including flood management.
The Master Plan on Water Resources Management calls for an integrated approach to investment in water management related projects. ONWF would like to ensure that any approved project is compatible within the context of GoT's wider integrated water and flood management approach and plans, including the appropriate selection of structural and non-structural measures that complement each other for water and flood management. Specifically, GoT recognizes that appraisal, monitoring and evaluation need to be carried out with oversight from high-level national bodies, including the ONWF. Through improved project proposal screening, monitoring and evaluation, the Cabinet will ultimately be able to make more informed decisions on integrated water and flood management based on systematic analysis and reporting from the ONWF and NESDB.
Furthermore, there is recognition that some management measures may serve multiple objectives but there may also need to be trade-offs between water conservation and flood management outcomes. Yom River basin is a key upper Chao Phraya watershed needing strengthened regulation, including structural and non-structural measures. Presently, there is no water regulation structures on the Yom River mainstream. Many studies have been done on options to construct a dam and reservoir in the basin. However, the relevant agencies acknowledge that several aspects (e.g. adequate assessment of the social, ecological and economic impacts of the proposed investment alternatives) have not been addressed by the existing studies on Yom River basin. For policy makers to make informed decision on investment projects along Yom River basin, further review, studies and consultations are needed to support the final choice of options.
|Impact||Reduction in damages and losses from future floods|
|Description of Outcome||Improved decision making process for integrated water resources management focusing on flood management|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Guidelines and Checklists for Water Management Programs and Projects adopted
2. Guidelines and Management Information System for Monitoring Implementation and Evaluating Impacts of Water Management Programs and Projects installed
3. Framework for Water resources assessment of Yom River basin proposed
4. Appropriate methodology and approach for systems analysis study of surface and ground water in Yom River basin proposed
5. Yom River basin consultative process and participation mechanism strengthened
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
The TA completion date was extended by another 3 months to end on 31 December 2015.
Most of the components under the TA has been completed. The draft final report is being produced by the consulting firm.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||2 International consultants (5 person-months of input), 2 national consultants (22 person-months of input) and firm consultant (59 person-months of input)|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Attapich, Luxmon|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Thailand Resident Mission|
National Economic and Social Dev. Board
962 Krung Kasem Road
|Concept Clearance||04 Jun 2012|
|Fact Finding||08 Jun 2012 to 22 Jun 2012|
|Approval||11 Dec 2012|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||25 Sep 2015|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|11 Dec 2012||10 Jan 2013||10 Jan 2013||31 Dec 2014||31 Dec 2015||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||1,500,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,500,000.00||11 Dec 2012||1,212,036.19|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Strengthening Integrated Water and Flood Management Implementation: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Jun 2016|
|TA 8267-THA Final Report: Strengthening Integrated Water and Flood Management Implementation in Thailand||Consultants' Reports||Dec 2015|
|TA 8267-THA Final Report (ICEM): Strengthening Integrated Water and Flood Management Implementation in Thailand||Consultants' Reports||Nov 2015|
|Strengthening Integrated Water and Flood Management Implementation in Thailand: Mae Ta Sub-basin Integrated Water Resource Management Modelling Results Report||Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA||Mar 2015|
|Strengthening Integrated Water and Flood Management Implementation in Thailand: Integrated Water Resource Management Workshop Report||Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA||Jul 2014|
|Strengthening Integrated Water and Flood Management Implementation||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2012|
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