The World Water Forum 2018 opened in Brasilia, Brazil, with a call to make quality water and sanitation access a focal point of the global development agenda. Every three years, the Forum brings together the main water and sanitation experts from the government, private sector, civil society and academia.
The Decision Tree Framework described in this book provides resource-limited project planners and program managers with a cost-effective and effort-efficient, scientifically defensible, repeatable, and clear method for demonstrating the robustness of a project to climate change.
On February 26, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement (G/A) with the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to provide grant aid of up to 2.196 billion yen for assistance for the Project for Improving An Duong Water Treatment Plant in Hai Phong City.
While GDP growth in South Africa slowed down from 2.2% in 2013 to 1.5% in 2014, and while there are suggestions that current growth drivers are weak and inflation drivers strong, hopes remain for moderate economic growth of upwards of 2.5% going forward. Aside from stabilizing power supply and securing an upward movement in consumer confidence, such optimism rests on the return of mining and manufacturing activities to their previously high levels, with implications for water requirements.
In a small village in Papua New Guinea's West New Britain islands, women like Anchila walk 4 kilometers each to a river they use to wash their clothes and children -- and to stock up on drinking water. The village's children have long suffered from water-borne illnesses. Today a new, environmentally friendly clean water system provides the village with safe, accessible drinking water, and the village's children are thriving. It's part of ADB's Poverty and Environment Program.