Strengthening Climate Change Resilience in Urban India - Strengthening Smart Water Management and Ur (ADB-49106-002)

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  • India
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Tamil Nadu
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Jul 4, 2016
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  • Climate and Environment
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$ 1.50 million
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Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 29, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Jul 12, 2016

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Project Description
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The Cluster Technical Assistance subproject will support the Government of Tamil Nadu in two key areas: (i) conduct an advanced basin-wide study of water-related disaster risks considering climate change in Greater Chennai City Corporation and other selected towns in Tamil Nadu, resulting in strategic and actionable recommendations to strengthen urban water management (drinking water supply, sewage collection, wastewater treatment, drainage, and water security) and flood early warning systems; and (ii) provide technical support to the Government of Tamil Nadu in the implementation of its recently launched Sustainable Water Security Mission, including identification of smart, innovative and sustainable water management projects, and support for institutional and capacity strengthening measures, some of which can be considered under an ADB investment program.


The main objective of the CDTA is to improve the understanding of water-related disaster risks (both floods and droughts) considering climate change, and to strengthen the capacity of the state and local governments to more effectively manage and respond to water-related risks. The outcome of the CDTA will be a technical study with clear and actionable recommendations to support improved water management in Chennai and other selected urban areas of Tamil Nadu, and related capacity building activities (workshops, trainings, exposure visits).


Urban climate change resilience to water-related disasters in urban areas of Tamil Nadu mainstreamed


The CDTA will require about 123 person-months of consulting services (44 international and 79 national). Consulting services for this assignment will be engaged and contracted by ADB. A team of consultants will be recruited under one package using the quality- and cost-based method of selection with a standard quality-cost ratio of 90:10 considering the highly technical and specialized expertise required for the work. International consulting firms can form associations with national consulting firm(s). All consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). A full technical proposal will be used for the selection of a firm.


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TA 9129-IND: Strengthening Climate Change Resilience in Urban India - Strengthening Smart Water Management and Urban Climate Change Resilience in Tamil Nadu (Subproject 1)
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.50 million

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Responsible ADB Officer Slangen, Ron H.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Financial Services Ltd.
#19, T.P Scheme Road, Raja Annamalai Puram Chennai - 600028, India

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