Promoting smart drinking water management in South Asian cities

Promoting smart drinking water management in South Asian cities

Asia, home to half of the world’s megacities, is seeing rapid urbanization with small and medium-sized cities growing at a faster rate than larger ones. Asia’s urbanization is expected to continue to increase to 78% by 2050 which requires more efficient and effective ways of providing basic urban services, especially in the drinking water supply.

ADB, in partnership with the Government of Korea, aims to improve urban drinking water supply services in South Asia through the development of operational efficiency improvement plans and conduct of knowledge building programs on smart drinking water management. ADB taps the Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water) to introduce high-level technology and provide training programs on smart water management needed to help our South Asian developing member countries improve operational efficiency in urban water supply.

Original source: ADB