Thursday, September 24, 2009
PUBLICATION: Implementing Integrated River Basin Management in Vietnam
François Molle and Chu Thai Hoanh at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) have released a new research report, “Implementing Integrated River Basin Management: Lessons from the Red River Basin, Vietnam”.
The report shows that the promotion of [integrated water resources management] icons such as [river based organizations] by donors has been quite disconnected from the existing institutional framework. (. . .) The report also shows that if policy reforms promoted by donors and development banks have triggered some changes, these changes may have come not as a result of the reforms themselves but, rather, due to the institutional confusion they have created when confronted with the emergence of the [Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment], which itself was largely destined – at first – to solving land rather than water issues.