City Interventions

Mysore Integrated Wastewater and Drainage Management

Country: India
City: Mysore

Key Stakeholders and PartnersMysore City Corporation, Government of Karnataka

Project Preparation Study PeriodFebruary 2016

CDIA SupportUS$ 119,948

Infrastructure sectorsFlood/Drainage Management

CDIA priority impact areasClimate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Environmental Improvement

Key City Development Issues

With the support from Rockefeller Foundation, in 2011-2012 Mysore worked with ICLEI to develop the City Resilience Strategies using the ICLEI-ACCCRN Process toolkit. Based on a reassessment of these strategies undertaken with support from ICLEI, Adapt Asia-Pacific, and CDIA, it was determined that there is significant potential for designing an integrated drainage project that rehabilitates the natural drains taking potential climate change impacts into consideration and addresses allied issues such as safe disposal of solid waste and sewerage, which exacerbate the drainage and flooding.

Details of Cooperation

CDIA-supported activities include: reviewing and assessing existing approaches adopted by the city to address stormwater drainage management, sewerage disposal, and solid waste management; preliminary project design including review of the Mysore Drainage and Sewerage Master Plan taking into account the land use elements of the current Town Development Plan; preparing a pre-feasibility study (PFS) of the investment project toward integrated drainage system and climate change adaptation, including technical assessments of priority areas with the SWD strategy; incorporating climate change adaptation approach in the project design; as well as assessment of downstream financing options for the project components.

Expected Development Outcomes

The remodeling of existing stormwater drains through an integrated approach will strengthen the following:

  • Climate-resilient drainage infrastructure;
  • carrying capacity of the existing natural drainage system;
  • delivery of storm water with reduced flooding of low lying areas;
  • environmental sanitation services;
  • provision of improved lifestyle opportunities; and
  • preservation of the city’s cultural heritage
Back to Top