Posts tagged ‘Asian Development Bank’

2nd ADB-DMC and Partners Sanitation Dialogue, Manila, Philippines, 23-25 May 2011

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Organised by: Asian Development Bank with support from partner organisations (by invitation only)

Theme: Making Sanitation a Sustainable Business

The event will also be used to launch the ADB Regional Technical Assistance on Promoting an Asia-Pacific Wastewater Management Revolution.


The dialogue aims to raise awareness of ADB Developing Member Countries (DMCs) on:

  • the need to give priority to meeting their sanitation needs, including putting in place a comprehensive sanitation policy, if required, integrating sanitation and wastewater management into national development plans, increasing investment programming over their current levels, and ensuring viable and sustainable service delivery; and
  • making environmental sanitation a sustainable business through discussion of successful projects involving creation of an enabling policy environment, and choice of technology and financing options

Target group: High-level government officials representing ministries of Finance, Health, Environment, and water-related ministries, city mayors, and representatives of water, sanitation and sewerage utilities, development partners, donor agencies, nongovernment organizations and private sector companies.

Read the Programme

For more information and to contact the organisers go to the ADB web site


March 28, 2011 at 9:17 pm 2 comments

Water Crisis and Choices: ADB and Partners Conference 2010, Manila, Philippines, 11-15 October 2010

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Organised by: Asian Development Bank (ADB)

This conference brings together over 40 ADB partner organisations, 80 panellists and 500 water decision makers to raise awareness of water issues and solutions in Asia and Pacific region. ADB will present its Water Operational Framework 2011-2020.

Conference themes:

Cities and Water: Solutions for Efficiency

  • From Loss to Profit: Structural Transformation via Reduced NRW
  • Cleaning Utility Balance Sheets: Attracting Investments
  • Energy in Water: The Case for a Smaller Footprint

Water in Food: Productivity Gains

  • Less Water, More Food: Solutions for Enhanced Productivity
  • Technologies in Irrigated Agriculture: Costs and Benefits
  • Small-Scale Irrigation: Is this the Future?

Clean Water: A Question of Quality

  • Legislating Clean Water: Getting the Laws to Work Better
  • Water Reuse: Scale, Technology, and Prospects
  • Clean Up Costs: Expanding Investments

Basin Level Management: A Scorecard for Asia

  • Basin Planning and Management: An Asian Scorecard
  • Adapting to Climate Change: Risks and Resilience
  • Accessing Available Freshwater: Expanded Capture and Storage

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September 7, 2010 at 2:22 pm 2 comments

Regional Dialogue on Wastewater Management in Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 15-16 June 2010

Organised by: ESCAP and in cooperation with the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (and other Malaysian Partners).

Currently ESCAP is implementing a program aimed at promoting development of eco-efficient water infrastructure since 2008 with financial support of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), covering several developing countries, in which wastewater treatment by innovative approaches is being promoted for rehabilitation of rivers. Concurrently, national dialogues have also been promoted in several of these countries on specific issues that are of priority focuses of the corresponding countries. For this reason, the National Workshop for Malaysia, which was originally planned by the National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has now been upgraded to a higher level workshop at either sub-regional or regional level.

A major driver of this regional dialogue is the recent initiative on Wastewater Revolution in Asia of the Secretariat of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB). ADB is a key partner in the regional meeting.


  • To further develop regional support for wastewater management in the Asia-Pacific countries
  • To foster the networks required on the development of wastewater management in the Asia-Pacific countries
  • To support UNSGAB’s recent initiative on Wastewater Revolution in Asia
  • To link ESCAP’s current program on sustainable development, green growth and eco-efficiency to HAP II, en-route to MCED-6 in Astana, Kazakhstan

Target Group

Apart from participants from selected countries, experts from Members of the UN Waters group and other international organizations including the following: AIT, ADB, Korea Water Forum, GWP, WWC, JWF, UNSGAB are expected to attend.

For more information go to the web sites of ADB and ESCAP

May 19, 2010 at 10:26 am 1 comment


Forthcoming events and training courses on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). A Source News Service blog by IRC.