ADB's Focus on Water
In the Spotlight
ADB, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is providing more sanitary water-tight pit latrines for 330 homes in Mongolia's Arvaikheer city.
Kolkata’s partnership with ADB began with grants to strengthen municipal finance. In 2000, a $250 million loan from ADB funded urgent improvements to sewerage and drainage. This was followed by a series of phased investments to plan integrated urban development. Watch video
The ADB World Oceans Day Seminar presents a panel discussion on the importance of gender equality for the effective conservation and management of ocean resources.
Water, like many of the world’s precious resources, is threatened by misuse, overuse, and pollution. In Asia and the Pacific, many countries are in a water crisis, and their expanding populations have increasing demands for water.
"Water for All" is ADB's vision for the Asia and Pacific region. ADB works to increase investments for better water services in cities and rural communities and careful management of water resources.