ADB's Focus on Water
In the Spotlight
ADB and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic presented and discussed a technical assistance on the Climate Resilience Disaster Risk Reduction in Water Resources Management Project at an inception workshop in Bishkek.
This publication is intended to serve as a guidance document for local governments in Indonesia to develop their regulations on urban wastewater management.
The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $275 million loan to help build a surface irrigation system to increase agricultural production and improve food security in the Jhelum and Khushab districts in Punjab province in Pakistan. The project is expected to benefit 384,000 people.
Flowing more than 1,000 km between Pakistan’s Indus River and the Suleiman Mountains, the Chashma Canal has helped transform a vast expanse of barren land into green farmland where profitable crops like rice and sugarcane can be cultivated.
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.