Wastewater Treatment and Water Resources Protection

The Tianjin Wastewater Treatment and Water Resources Protection Project was approved by ADB in December 2000. It aimed to improve: (i) the urban environment by reducing environmental contamination through improved wastewater management; and (ii) the quality of raw water supply in Tianjin. Secondary objectives included: (i) strengthening the capacity of the raw water supply and wastewater operations to be more efficient and managed on commercial principles: (ii) introducing comprehensive watershed management approaches: and (iii) improving cost recovery from users through an improved tariff structure.