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 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||
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|
|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|
|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|
|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.|
|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.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Castro-Wooldridge, Vivian|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SARD|
Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Financial Services Ltd.
#19, T.P Scheme Road, Raja Annamalai Puram Chennai - 600028, India
|Fact Finding||01 Jul 2016 to 08 Jul 2016|
|Approval||04 Jul 2016|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||20 Sep 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|04 Jul 2016||03 Oct 2016||03 Oct 2016||30 Sep 2018||30 Mar 2020||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|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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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Capacity Development Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||02 Feb 2019||12 Feb 2019|
|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||—|
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