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Evolving Concept, Practice and Issues of Integrated Watershed Management in Lao PDR  

Evolving Concept, Practice and Issues of Integrated Watershed Management in Lao PDR

This document describes and analyses the status of integrated watershed management in Lao PDR in the early 2000s. In more details, it describes the context, needs, objectives and key issues of watershed management in Lao PDR: . #The watershed management problems are viewed as a system of linked and relatated upstream causes downstream effects. . #Key issues related to Integrated Watershed Management (IWM) are: the socio-economic paradigm, pressure on natural resources declining forest cover, International Issues on Environment, government macro-economic and sectoral policy frame work, hydropower, shifting cultivation poverty reduction and its strategies. . #International donor agencies stress the need for integrated cross-sectoral approaches to water management and development. The donor agencies emphasize that water is a socially vital economic good that needs careful management to sustain equitable economic growth and reduce poverty. Conserving and protecting water resources through a participatory approach are at the heart of the policy.


Uploaded on: Feb 2006
File size: 26 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Implementation Experiences , Watershed Management
Category: Inland Waters

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