Republic of Korea-ADB Urban Development Forum: Applications of Smart Technologies


Distance Learning Reach and Effectiveness in South Asia during School Closures


ADB and UNICEF shared their research findings on the reach and effectiveness of distance learning (including high, low & no tech) in South Asia.

Series: Pacific WASH Webinars

A Closer Look at Chlorination


Chlorination has been used as a method of disinfecting drinking water for over 100 years and remains one of the most widely used technologies throughout the world. There are a wide range of considerations for water system operators to ensure that chlorination is both safe and effective.  

The ‘Closer Look at Chlorination’ workshop covered topics such as:  

Series: ADB Distinguished Speakers Program Series

ADB Distinguished Speaker Program—Edward Glaeser

Cities have the potential to play a fundamental role in bringing entrepreneurs and workers together, creating new and better jobs, and driving economic growth.


Knowledge Product Launch: Leveraging Data for Urban Design and Planning in Post-COVID Cities



Webinar on Digital Platforms and Cambodia’s Post-Covid-19 Economic Recovery


ADB recently published a flagship report titled Asia Economic Integration Report 2021: Making Digital Platforms Work for Asia and the Pacific. The report looks at how regional economies can recover from COVID-19 by leveraging new technologies such as digital platforms and increasing services trade to reconnect and recover.

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.