The municipality is now more resilient to monsoon flooding thanks to an ADB-supported infrastructure project that will also promote industrial investment and tourism.
While big infrastructure works for developed countries, countries in developing Asia would benefit from complementary small-scale sanitation solutions that help more people.
ADB, Australia and the US are working together to increase access to safe water and improve sanitation in the second largest city in the Marshall Islands.
By October 2017, we in Kathmandu will literally feel the snow-fed Melamchi water at our own taps. What a relief that’s going to be.
A majority of respondents think drip and sprinkler systems are the best solution.
A recent trip to southern Bangladesh showed that if you want to ensure water and food security, it’s also important that the right people are deciding how much water is needed, and when.
Disaster preparedness should include extending the reach of insurance to cover flooding to help individuals, businesses and governments to get back on their feet more quickly after a disaster strikes.
We helped women in Nepal stop being seen as mere water fetchers, and empowered them to become true leaders within their communities.
With a rapidly growing population in Asia and rising demand for drinking water, power, and food the competition for water resources is huge. The future challenge is how to grow more food with less water.
On World Water Day, it’s time to reflect on how several of Asia’s developing countries are especially vulnerable to floods. What can we do to better address this problem? Adopt a holistic approach to flood management and resilience.