TA 52014-001 REG: Strengthening Integrated Flood Risk Management

Dec 7, 2019

Description of Project:

The proposed assignment will strengthen the design and implementation of IFRM solutions, enhancing knowledge and application of IFRM strategies in DMCs of ADB. The assignment will provide targeted technical support for program and project preparation and promote more holistic IFRM solutions, including basin-wide and NBSs that will deliver greater sustainability and long-term effectiveness, thereby strengthening flood resilience and adaptive capacity to climate change, land-use change, and other human interventions. Flooding within Asia and the Pacific remains a significant source of risk not only to safety and well-being of people and their livelihoods but also to continued economic development. Increasingly frequent and severe floods, combined with rapid economic growth and urbanization along rivers and in coastal areas, have caused significant loss of life and damage. Asia and the Pacific experienced over 5,000 deaths from floods and storms in 2017.

This knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) assignment will strengthen the design and implementation of Integrated Flood Risk Management (IFRM) solutions, enhancing knowledge and application of IFRM strategies across Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and Viet Nam. The project will provide targeted technical support for program and project preparation and promote more holistic IFRM solutions, including basin-scale and nature-based solutions (NBS) thereby strengthening flood resilience and adaptive capacity to climate change, land-use change, and other human interventions. The TA will identify locations in target DMCs where innovative IFRM investments (including NBS) can be made, through integration into ADB loan project designs and mainstreaming into government strategies, policies and plans to scale-up interventions successfully undertaken elsewhere.

 

SECTOR

Environment and Natural Resources

COUNTRY

​Bangladesh; and Other Asian Countries

CLIENT

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

TIMELINE

2019-2021