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Enabling Resilience. Unlocking Change.

Center for knowledge and partnerships on water security and resilience for Asia and the Pacific

Building capacity through tools, innovation, and digital technologies

Connecting water resilience experts and organizations

Facilitating world-class training for water entities

Pathways to Resilience

The Water Resilience Hub offers a curated repository of practical resources and tools, structured using the five principles that guide the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB’s) water sector in establishing holistic, sustainable resilience.

Learn about mitigating risk and uncertainty from climate change, water-related disasters, public health emergencies, and economic and other shocks.
Find out how to ensure inclusive access to water services, gender equality, and equitable livelihood opportunities and resource use.
Explore ways to incorporate low-carbon solutions, cross-sectoral synergies, and efficiencies of resource use and waste as resource.
Discover business models, policy and regulatory frameworks, and sustainable finance arrangements to improve water governance.
Identify new innovations to manage water operations effectively and efficiently: smart networks, remote sensing and GIS, real-time data, artificial intelligence, and digital payments.

Water Resilience is a Priority for Asia and the Pacific

Natural Hazards

The region is the world's most vulnerable to natural hazards, accounting for:

  • 57% of fatalities*
  • 88% of people affected*
*since 1970

Water Insecurity

22 of the ADB's 49 developing member countries are rated water insecure by ADB's Asian Water Development Outlook 2020

Climate Change

Climate change is intensifying the effects of natural hazards on local communities, economies, and the environment—and disproportionately impacts poor countries and their poorest residents

Convened by ADB's Water Sector Group, Open to All

The Water Resilience Hub engages with partners and clients focused on the region:

Ministries & Other Government Entities

Policy Makers

Private Sector

Research Centers & Academic Institutions

Resource Managers

Specialized Training Centers

Think Tanks

Water Utilities