Series: Pacific WASH Webinars

Financial Sustainability of Water Utilities and the Impacts of COVID-19


The team from Wedgewood White, Paul Webber, and Paul White shared their experiences about the financial impacts of COVID-19 and some of the strategies that have been put into place by utilities to ensure their ongoing financial sustainability during the pandemic. 

Alexandra Conroy from ADB’s Pacific Department moderated the session. 

Series: Pacific WASH Webinars

Strategies for Supplying Water to Informal Areas and Handwashing in Public Places


The workshop provided information on the range of designs that have been implemented around the world to support improved handwashing. While this has not historically been a role for utilities, there is strong demand in many countries for utilities to support handwashing as a COVID-19 response measure.


Better Data for Better Decisions


This invitation-only event was organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and was a knowledge-sharing event under the “Space in Support for International Development Assistance,” a global initiative in partnership with ADB, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the World Bank.


LEAP 2: Targeting the Poor using Big Data

Series: Virtual Dialogues on Resilient Infrastructure

Business Unusual for Resilient Urban Infrastructure

The first webinar of the Virtual Dialogues on Resilient Infrastructure for 2021 focused on "business unusual for resilient urban infrastructure”. The webinar brought together experts and practitioners to discuss opportunities to accelerate innovation for resilient urban infrastructure.


ADBI-University of Cambridge Webinar on Fintech and Regulatory Innovation: Project Showcase

16:00–18:30 Tokyo time


ADBI-Stanford University Virtual Workshop on Electricity Markets in a High-Renewables World

13:00–15:00 Tokyo time



Online ADB Sanitation Dialogue 2021 (ASD 2021)



As the 21st-century transitions into a new decade, 453 million people across Asia and the Pacific still defecate in the open. About 1.2 billion people have no access to basic sanitation services. Of these numbers, 72% live in rural areas.


Collaboration for Resilient & Green Recovery: Realizing the Potential of a Sustainable Blue Economy