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Funding Options for Adaptation
Water Financing Partnership Facility (WFPF)
Funding Source Multilateral banks
Focal Sector/s Water
Nature of disbursement Loan, Technical Assistance
Cofinancing Yes
Eligible Region Asia-Pacific, Small Island Developing States
Summary Note The partnership offers technical assistance and loans in three key areas: rural water, urban water, and basin water. The funding for water management projects promotes IWRM and healthy rivers. The funding may include investments in the infrastructure and management of multifunctional water regulation and hydropower facilities developed in a basin context, flood management, and the conservation and improvement of watersheds, wetlands, and ecosystems.
Selection of project proposals are undertaken by Asian Development Bank (ADB) based on criteria agreed between the WFPF partners and ADB. Project proposals can be initiated by agencies in DMCs, development partners, or ADB. Proposals for support should be consistent with ADB's water policy, contribute to water financing program targets, introduce innovative solutions, adopt a participatory approach, have a high demonstration value in the sector, and have good potential for replication in the country and/or region.
  • The adaptive management approach to IWRM in Yom River Basin project assists local government and civil society in implementing intergrated water resources management principles in the basin (Thailand) 
  • The Songhua River Flood Management Sector Project aims to reduce flood damage in the Songhua River basin through integrated river basin management and improved flood protection (assistance in terms of loan) (China)
Contact details for further information

WooChong Um
Director, Energy, Transport and Water Division (RSID)

Karen Decker
Senior Financing Partnerships Specialist

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