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China, People's Republic of: Strategic Research of Promoting Ecological Protection and High-Quality Development in the Yellow River Basin through Economic and Intensive Water Use

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54026-002 Status: Active

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) cluster was approved on 28 October 2020. The overall TA cluster is estimated at $1.932 million. The subproject is estimated to cost $300,000 and will be financed on a grant basis from the Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF-other sources) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) under the Ministry of Water Resources will serve as the implementing agency of the subproject. The design and monitoring framework of the subproject is in Appendix 1.

 
Project Name Strategic Research of Promoting Ecological Protection and High-Quality Development in the Yellow River Basin through Economic and Intensive Water Use
Project Number 54026-002
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6642-PRC: Strategic Research of Promoting Ecological Protection and High Quality Development in the Yellow River Basin through Economic and Intensive Water Use
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) cluster was approved on 28 October 2020. The overall TA cluster is estimated at $1.932 million. The subproject is estimated to cost $300,000 and will be financed on a grant basis from the Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF-other sources) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) under the Ministry of Water Resources will serve as the implementing agency of the subproject. The design and monitoring framework of the subproject is in Appendix 1.

Output 1: Assessment of the status and prospects for water sector in the Yellow River basin prepared. This will include: (i) a water resources profile of the river basin; (ii) review of the past, ongoing, and proposed initiatives including programs and policies targeting the development and management of the water sectors, an assessment of their impacts and remaining legal and regulatory gaps and market instruments that support sustainable water sectors; (iii) international best practices and implications for water resources management in the Yellow River basin; and (iv) assessment of water security risks and identification of options. These activities will be benefited from integrated river basin (hydro-meteorological, climate change, land use, etc.) modelling, supply and demand analysis, and institutional and policy gaps as well as need assessments.

The water resources assessment will be complemented by a set of water security case studies based on the approach accepted by ADB, preferably using Asian Development Outlook proposed methodology. These case studies will include: (i) household water security: nonrevenue water reduction, and rural urban integration and reform for access to water supply; (ii) economic water security: water food nexus, water energy nexus, and inland water transport; (iii) urban water security: storm-water resources management, urban flood management, and urban wastewater and water supply; (iv) environmental water security: sustainable groundwater management, eco-compensation schemes in interprovincial river basins, cleaning up water in the PRC (lessons from reviving Chao Lake), and agricultural nonpoint source pollution management; (v) resilience to water-related disasters: water-related disaster risk management; and (vi) cross-cutting issues: water allocation schemes in river sub-basins.

Output 2: Strategic direction and project pipeline on water resources management recommended. Activities will include: (i) identification of key issues and options in water resources management as an input to the strategic directions covering: (a) soil and water conservation measures; (b) water efficiency improvement measures; (c) water trading and other business models; and (d) water stewardship; (ii) formulation of water resources management strategy for a green economy to 2030 in Yellow River basin; (iii) presentation of recommendations to the Ministry of Finance and ADB management for possible cooperation; (iv) identification of specific recommendations and formulation of concept papers for water resources management lending and nonlending projects; and (v) identification of specific recommendations for water resources management programs of the PRC and ADB to enhance strategic relations for capacity building.

Output 3: Stakeholder engagement mechanism established. Activities will include: (i) establishment of a cross-agency expert panel; (ii) organization of various working group meetings in the PRC targeting government officials responsible for Yellow River basin development, to share a summary of the findings of Outputs 1 2, and to obtain feedback and current challenges; (iii) conduct of three stakeholder consultation workshops to reach consensus on the strategic recommendations; (iv) presentation of the findings in selected domestic and international workshops and conferences hosted by other ADB member countries; (v) development of 2 3 brief news items, articles or blogs on subproject findings, and publish on various international platforms such as Development Asia; and (vi) development of a knowledge product summarizing findings from Outputs 1 2.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The subproject will link to the TA cluster to engage with drafting recommendations on water sector policies, regulations, and incentive mechanisms, assessing the feasibility of high-level technology including digital technology as well as innovative watershed modelling tools for water resources management in the basin, and additional knowledge sharing initiatives within the PRC and regionally, building on TA cluster Output 1: Strategic institutional, policy and governance reforms on key Yellow River development issues promoted; Output 2: Innovative technologies, approaches, and solutions to address development constraints in the Yellow River basin proposed; and Output 3: Knowledge sharing, strategic partnerships for multi-stakeholder and private sector engagement supported respectively.
Impact Resilient ecological protection and security in the Yellow River basin achieved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome High-quality green agricultural development opportunities in Yellow River basin increased.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Assessment of the status and prospects for water sector in the Yellow River basin prepared

Strategic direction and project pipeline on water resources management recommended

Stakeholder engagement mechanism established

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Osti, Rabindra P.
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Water Resources
2 Lane 2, Baijuang Road
Beijing 100053
People's Republic of China
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 07 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Dec 2020

TA 6642-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Dec 2020 29 Dec 2020 29 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2021 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 07 Dec 2020 0.00

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