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Water Resources Management Project (WRMP) [NDF C19]

20.12.2010
This sector development program will assist Cambodia to address national water resources management and irrigation policy issues.

Cambodia
Water Resources Management Project (WRMP)
Ref: NDF C19

EUR 3.0 million
Project period: 2011-2015
Partner agency: Asian Development Bank
Project completed in February 2016. Actual disbursed amount EUR 1,971,936.10.

Objectives

This sector development program will assist Cambodia to address national water resources management and irrigation policy issues. The NDF financed part will assist the Cambodian Government to mainstream climate change concerns in water resource planning and management at both policy and operational levels by taking into account the projected changes in the climate. The project consists of a policy/investment loan (ADB/OFID financed) and a related TA (ADB/AusAID/NDF financed) for program support and monitoring as well as climate change adaptation. The project has three major components:

  1. Policy component to address water resources management and irrigation policy issues.
  2. Investment component to assist the Ministry for Water Resources and Meteorology (MOWRAM) to deliver irrigation services.
  3. Technical assistance (TA) for program support and monitoring, as well as climate change related activities including:
  • Assessment of water resources at a nationwide scale including development and implementation of a GIS system; 
  • Preparation, approval and implementation of an improved water data management plan, testing of cost-effective approaches for water conservation to cope with increasing intensity of droughts and floods; 
  • Improved plan for flood/drought forecasting and observing prepared, approved and implemented;
  • Coordination of activities between MOWRAM and Ministry of Environment for an improved capacity to mainstream adaptation to climate change in water resources management

Financing

Total cost will be USD 43.4 million allocated as follows: ADB: USD 13.8 mill., OFID: USD 12.0 mill., AusAID: 4.55 mill., NDF: EUR 3.0 mill., Government of Cambodia: USD 8.96 mill.

NDF Contact

Vice President and Deputy Managing Director Leena Klossner
Telephone +358 10 618 002