Water Activities in 2010
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) disbursed atotal of more than $750 million in 82 water-relatedprojects throughout 2010. Countries receivingsignificant funds included the People’s Republic ofChina, India, and Indonesia.To support its water programs, ADB issued its firstWater Bonds in 2010, raising a total of $638 million.In October, ADB held a week-long conference inManila, Philippines, entitled “Water: Crisis andChoice” to address issues, such as scarcity, waste,pollution, inadequate service levels, and increasingand competing demands. More than 600 attendeesfrom 53 countries participated.After Pakistan was hit by devastating floods, ADB senta team of 100 experts to address concerns in varioussectors, including water and sanitation, health, andenergy. ADB’s overall contribution to the recovery isexpected to exceed $2 billion over the next 2 years.ADB and UNICEF forged a partnership through amemorandum of understanding. Together the twoorganizations will work together to accelerate theachievement of the Millennium Development Goals,including reducing infant, under-5, and maternalmortality rates; promoting investments in water,sanitation, and hygiene; and strengthening childprotection systems.
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Water Investments Approved by ADB, 2006–2010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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