ADB-Funded Wastewater Treatment Plant Turned Over to Manila Community

A $60,000 wastewater treatment facility was turned over to a Manila barangay in the first project of its kind to be managed by the community. The facility in Barangay 672, beside Estero de Paco, was funded under a grant from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and implemented by the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC).

Meet Mr. Toilet

Meet Mr. Toilet, Jack Sim, founder of the World Toilet Organization. His aim? To stop open defecation and finally have a world where everyone has access to clean, safe and convenient toilets.

3rd Asian Sanitation Dialogue: 11th Hour to MDGs

ADB, its DMCs, and partners have been increasing efforts to reduce by half the number of people without access to improved sanitation.

Four Cleans: Myanmar's Sanitation Challenge

In Yangon, Myanmar urban services such as sanitation are in a poor state. Many homes do not have proper toilets and fecal waste is discharged into gutters clogged with garbage, posing a serious health hazard.

Transforming Thanh Hoa: Urban Sanitation in Viet Nam

This video is the story of a city in Viet Nam, Thanh Hoa, that dared to invest in improving  drainage, sanitation, and wastewater treatment to create a healthier, cleaner environment.


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Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

27 May

ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines

22 Apr

ADB HQ Auditorium, Manila, Philippines


3rd Asian Sanitation Dialogue

19 Aug 2014

11th Hour to MDGs

On 27-29 May 2014, the 3rd Asian Sanitation Dialogue highlighted comprehensive approaches to sanitation and its nexus to help beat the MDG deadline. 297 participants from 41 countries came together to direct attention towards solution options and change mindsets about sanitation as a viable and sustainable business. 



The Asian Development Bank (ADB), through its Water Operational Plan 2011-2020, is committed to increase the coverage of sanitation, hygiene and wastewater management in the region. The priority outcomes are: expanded wastewater management and reuse, expanded knowledge and capacity development using technology and innovation more directly, and enhanced partnerships with the private sector.

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