Smart Water Solutions in Small Packages: Stories from Pilot and Demonstration Activities

Publication | August 2011

This publication puts together impact stories on the water pilot projects funded by the Pilot and Demonstration Activity Facility. The stories show that a small amount of financing can go a long way. 

The Asian Development Bank's Facility for Pilot and Demonstration Activity was designed to validate new approaches, strategies, methodologies, and technologies for improved water resources management and water services delivery. Launched in 2002, it is the first small-grant facility that provides quick funding to government clients and other development partners for water projects, with the intention of replicating and/or scaling up successful innovative practices. This publication outlines how the Facility works as a financing mechanism for small water pilot projects and highlights its achievements through case studies, and how its replication can provide small solutions to Asia's big water problems and to the challenges other sectors face as well.


  • Foreword
  • Introduction: The Facility for Pilot and Demonstration Activity
  • Enhancing Policy: Rationalizing Water Tariffs
  • Improving Institutions: Turning Dispute into Dialogue
  • Increasing Awareness: Clean River Program
  • Testing Technology: Peri-Urban Sanitation Solutions
  • Empowering Everyone: Gender Equality in Irrigation
  • Value for Money: Replicability of the PDA Facility

Additional Details

  • Water
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Nepal
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
  • ARM113466


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