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cover-led-stlighting-practicesProviding street and public lighting is one of the most expensive responsibilities of a municipality. This report presents lessons from a pilot LED project in Indonesia.

Providing street and public lighting can account for up to 38% of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in some cities. New energy-efficient technologies and design can cut street lighting costs dramatically (up to 60%) and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the same amount. These savings can reduce the need for new generating plants and redeploy scarce capital to delivering energy access to populations in remote areas. The savings also allow municipalities to expand street lighting coverage to additional areas that include low-income and other underserved areas.

Recognizing the opportunity to provide more efficient street lighting in Indonesia, the Pilot LED Project successfully demonstrated significant savings and developed new specifications for LED luminaires that focused on luminaire performance, quality of delivered illumination, and vendor qualifications. The new specifications were localized from international best practices and then used for the procurement and retrofit of 1,439 LEDs in two municipalities in Central Java as well as several power generating and substation facilities in West Java.

With a view toward scaling up the efforts of the Pilot LED Project and supporting larger energy efficiency projects in municipalities throughout Indonesia, this report aims to describe lessons learned during the implementation of the Pilot LED Project, identify possible financing options for future municipal street lighting projects, and offer technical and policy recommendations.

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cover-pages-wateruse-remote-sensingThis brief discusses remote sensing technology as a powerful tool in understanding basin water resources.

In a pioneering collaborative study, a research team from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is working closely with ADB operations departments using remote sensing to understand how water resources are used in project sites in six countries: Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Viet Nam. 

Using remote sensing technology, for the first time water productivity can be measured right down to the farm level. For years, the limitation has always been the lack of data. With remote sensing technology, this will no longer be an issue.

The new window of understanding derived from this technology will be fundamental to sound planning of future water projects. 

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cover-financing-asian-immigrationBy 2050, agriculture will need to produce 100% more food in developing countries. Improved irrigation productivity and greater financial sustainability are critical.

Water resources are becoming increasingly scarce in the Asia Pacific region. By 2050, agriculture will need to produce 100% more food in developing countries. Climate change and rapid population growth will place new pressures on already scarce water resources. Improved irrigation productivity—more crop per drop—and greater financial sustainability are critical. Estimates for the Asian region place a $12.31 billion annual investment required for irrigation between 2005 and 2013.

This publication looks into how the Asia and Pacific region is addressing the need to sustainably fund large-scale, publicly owned and managed surface irrigation and drainage systems.

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