The Government of Australia is contributing an A$15 million (US$ 16.2 million) untied grant to the Asian Developmen Bank’s (ADB) Water Financing Partnership Facility, on top of an initial contribution of A$10 million (US$ 10.8 million). The fund, established in 2006, aims to provide more people in Asia and the Pacific with better access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation, more efficient irrigation and drainage services, and to integrate the management of water resources in river basins for sustained economic growth and environmental improvement. Other contributors include the governments of Austria, Netherlands, Norway, and Spain.
Related web site: ADB – Water Financing Partnership Facility
Source: ADB, 5 May 2011