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Despite achievements in Asia and the Pacific, 1.5 billion people in rural areas and 600 million more in urban areas still lack adequate water supply and sanitation. Sound water management and access to reliable service delivery remain vital to inclusive economic growth and social well-being.

ADB is working to improve water security and resilience in the region by supporting inclusive, resilient, sustainable, and well-governed services delivery and resource management. ADB supports its developing member countries in achieving water-related Sustainable Development Goals, including resilience to climate change, access to basic water and sanitation, increased food security, rural revitalization, gender equality, improved health, and a better environment.

Our Impact

Results delivered in 2021 from ADB projects.

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People benefitting from improved water supply and sanitation services

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People benefitting from improved flood management


People benefitting from improved irrigation