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India: Strengthening Climate Change Resilience in Urban India - Strengthening Smart Water Management and Urban Climate Change Resilience in Tamil Nadu (Subproject 1)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49106-002 Status: Closed

The Cluster Technical Assistance subproject will support the Government of Tamil Nadu in two key areas: (i) conduct an advanced basin-wide study of water-related disaster risks considering climate change in Greater Chennai City Corporation and other selected towns in Tamil Nadu, resulting in strategic and actionable recommendations to strengthen urban water management (drinking water supply, sewage collection, wastewater treatment, drainage, and water security) and flood early warning systems; and (ii) provide technical support to the Government of Tamil Nadu in the implementation of its recently launched Sustainable Water Security Mission, including identification of smart, innovative and sustainable water management projects, and support for institutional and capacity strengthening measures, some of which can be considered under an ADB investment program.

 
Project Name Strengthening Climate Change Resilience in Urban India - Strengthening Smart Water Management and Urban Climate Change Resilience in Tamil Nadu (Subproject 1)
Project Number 49106-002
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9129-IND: Strengthening Climate Change Resilience in Urban India - Strengthening Smart Water Management and Urban Climate Change Resilience in Tamil Nadu (Subproject 1)
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.50 million
TA 9129-IND: Strengthening Climate Change Resilience in Urban India - Strengthening Smart Water Management and Urban Climate Change Resilience in Tamil Nadu (Subproject 1) (Supplementary)
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 50,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Cluster Technical Assistance subproject will support the Government of Tamil Nadu in two key areas: (i) conduct an advanced basin-wide study of water-related disaster risks considering climate change in Greater Chennai City Corporation and other selected towns in Tamil Nadu, resulting in strategic and actionable recommendations to strengthen urban water management (drinking water supply, sewage collection, wastewater treatment, drainage, and water security) and flood early warning systems; and (ii) provide technical support to the Government of Tamil Nadu in the implementation of its recently launched Sustainable Water Security Mission, including identification of smart, innovative and sustainable water management projects, and support for institutional and capacity strengthening measures, some of which can be considered under an ADB investment program.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The main objective of the CDTA is to improve the understanding of water-related disaster risks (both floods and droughts) considering climate change, and to strengthen the capacity of the state and local governments to more effectively manage and respond to water-related risks. The outcome of the CDTA will be a technical study with clear and actionable recommendations to support improved water management in Chennai and other selected urban areas of Tamil Nadu, and related capacity building activities (workshops, trainings, exposure visits).
Impact Urban climate change resilience to water-related disasters in urban areas of Tamil Nadu mainstreamed
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Capacity of state and local governments to successfully implement urban climate change resilient projects related to water-related disaster risks enhanced.
Progress Toward Outcome Net yet due
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Climate change resilience in urban policies and plans mainstreamed.

Climate change resilience of infrastructure and project development supported.

Institutional capacity, community awareness, and knowledge for sustaining climate change-resilient cities strengthened.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Knowledge events have been held, knowledge product is under preparation, and final report based on hydrological and climate modeling is expected to inform subprojects under Tranche 3 of the Tamil Nadu Urban Flagship Investment Program and potential other pipeline for ADB.

An exposure visit to the Netherlands on resilient water management for government officials is also being planned for early 2020.

Geographical Location Tamil Nadu
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The Ministry of Urban Development (MOUD) and the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) was consulted during formulation of the TA.
During Project Implementation The executing agency of the Cluster TA subproject is the Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Financial Services, Ltd. (TNUIFSL). The consultant team is expected to work under direct guidance of ADB and TNUIFSL. A technical steering committee will be formed with relevant stakeholders including the Chennai Rivers Restoration Trust, Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC), Public Works Department (PWD), Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB), Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA), state agencies, urban local bodies (ULBs), and local technical experts (e.g., universities and research institutes), among other key stakeholders as relevant, to review progress and recommendations. The technical steering committee will meet annually and additionally as requested by TNUIFSL. Work plans and schedules will be shared with ADB and TNUIFSL. Reports will be submitted to ADB and TNUIFSL for review. The TNUIFSL will facilitate access to government data from relevant agencies. Office space for consultants will be provided in the TNUIFSL headquarters building in Chennai, and monthly progress meetings with TNUIFSL and other invited stakeholders will be required to encourage open discussion and provide clear and regular status updates of the Cluster TA subproject. The Cluster TA subproject will be implemented from June 2016 to August 2018.MOUD is central WA. TNUIFSL is state executing agency.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The CDTA will require about 123 person-months of consulting services (44 international and 79 national). A firm was mobilized. Slow mobilization of team and delays in data acquisition resulted in delays. The firm submitted draft interim report in March 2018.
Procurement Not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Castro-Wooldridge, Vivian
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Financial Services Ltd.
#19, T.P Scheme Road, Raja Annamalai Puram Chennai - 600028, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 01 Jul 2016 to 08 Jul 2016
MRM -
Approval 04 Jul 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Sep 2019

TA 9129-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Jul 2016 03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2016 30 Sep 2018 30 Mar 2020 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,550,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,550,000.00 04 Jul 2016 1,189,265.06

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Capacity Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Feb 2019 12 Feb 2019

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9129 20 Mar 2017 DHI Water and Environment (Denmark) in Association with Sweco Danmark A/S Agern Alle 5, Dk-2970 Horsholm, Denmark Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Financial Services Ltd. 1,404,375.00

Procurement Plan

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