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

  • India
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Jul 4, 2016
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
  • Climate and Environment
  • Infrastructure
  • Water and Sanitation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jul 12, 2016

Contribute Information
Can you contribute information about this project?
Contact the EWS Team

Project Description


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.


Not applicable

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

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

Contact Information


The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at:


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