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Managing climate adaptive water resources in the Aral Sea Basin in Uzbekistan

28-02-2020
Asian Development Bank. ADB, Uzbekistan, water resources, Aral Sea Basin

For centuries, civilizations grew and flourished in the basin of the Amu Darya, the largest river in Central Asia. Today, managing scarce water resources has become a critical challenge for Uzbekistan. A major factor contributing to the crisis is outdated and deteriorated irrigation and drainage systems which cost the country $1.7 billion (S$2.4 …

A private financing deal helped build Southeast Asia's largest floating solar project in Viet Nam

04-02-2020
Asian Development Bank, ADB, Vietnam, solar panel, solar energy, floating solar panel, renewable energy

A $37 million (S$50.7 million) financing package from the Asian Development Bank, Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in Asia, and Leading Asia’s Private Infrastructure Fund (LEAP) has assisted Da Nhim–Ham Thuan–Da Mi Hydro Power Joint Stock Company (DHD) to build the first large-scale floating solar PV panels in Viet …

South East Water celebrates success at water and property awards

07-01-2020
South East Water, awards, Australian Water Association, AWA, Urban Development Institute of Australia, UDIA

South East Water ended 2019 on a high after receiving two awards and gaining recognition for its projects at the Australian Water Association (AWA) and Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) awards. Liveability Manager, Terry Dalgliesh, received the Water Professional of the Year award at the Victorian AWA awards. Over the last 30 years, …

ADB to provide $206 million credit for Tamil Nadu water supply and sewerage infrastructure

03-12-2019
Asian Development Bank, India, water management, sewage treatment, water treatment, wastewater treatment

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Centre on Monday signed a $206 million (S$281.5 million) loan to develop water supply and sewerage infrastructure in five cities of Tamil Nadu and strengthen capacities of urban local bodies for improved service delivery. This is the second project loan for the ADB-supported $500 million (S$683.2 million) …

ADB Project in Henan, PRC to pilot integrated approach to river restoration

28-11-2019
China, river, restoration, drinking water, water treatment, Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today approved a $200 million (S$273.2 million) loan to pilot an integrated approach to river restoration in one of the tributaries of the Yangtze River Basin in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The project in Henan Province is one of the first to address urban–rural water links under the PRC …

Editor’s pickSingapore signs MOU with Saudi Arabia on environmental protection, water resources management

22-11-2019
Singapore, Saudi Arabia, memorandum of understanding, MOU, water, development

Singapore and Saudi Arabia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on environmental protection and water resources management, President Halimah Yacob announced on Thursday (Nov 7). The MOU will facilitate cooperation in water quality management, wastewater treatment, solid waste management and pollution control, between both …