The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing technical assistance to the Government of Indonesia to
prepare the Enhanced Water Security Investment Project. The project will support the Government to
improve selected dimensions of water security (economic water security and resilience to water-related
disasters) for which Indonesia lacks. The project will promote an integrated river basin management
approach with the following objectives: (i) improving water resources planning and management to meet
rising demands for irrigation and non-agricultural users; (ii) minimizing spatial and temporal
variations in water availability by improving water storage facilities and conveyance; and (iii)
increasing resilience to climate change. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is
expected to provide parallel collaborative cofinancing to improve land management in upper river basins.
The project will implement selected infrastructure subprojects that will be designed under the
Accelerating Infrastructure Delivery through Better Engineering Services Project including four flood
risk management and one bulk water supply subprojects. It will also implement two flood risks
management subprojects to be prepared under Flood Management in Selected River Basins Sector Project.
Detailed engineering designs, environment and social safeguards documents and permits, and bidding
documents will be prepared as per ADB standards for those selected subprojects.
Through its partnerships, ADB will introduce innovations to inform the design of the project: (i) water
accounting using satellite data to predict water availability, adjust engineering design, and improve
water allocation planning through the partnership between ADB and UNESCO-IHE; and (ii) piloting
benchmarking and monitoring of land use change and erosion through the partnership between ADB and the
European Space Agency. Funding from the climate change fund will be explored for preparing the climate
risk vulnerability assessments for the selected river basins.
The services will provide support to (i) conduct consultations with the Ministry of Public Works and
Housing (MPWH) and river basins stakeholders to finalize the scope of the project, and to ensure that
innovations are built into the investment; (ii) undertake due diligence of technical, social, financial,
environmental, gender, and economic aspects of the project; and (iii) ensure that subprojects designed
under the L3455-INO: Accelerating Infrastructure Delivery through Better Engineering Services Project
and L3440-INO: Flood Management in Selected River Basins Sector Project, are complying with ADB’s
technical, environment and social safeguards and fiduciary requirements. The major outputs include
finalization of project scope, preparation of the design of the ensuing project and readiness in
accordance with ADB standards (safeguards, detailed engineering design and climate change).