|Author:||Svendsen, M. ; Ringler, C. ; Nguyen Duy, Son|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
This paper examines the policy and institutional environment governing water allocation and other management functions in the Dong Nai River basin in Vietnam, together with the rules-in-use, which currently control allocation decisions. A definition of basin and an overview of basin hydrology (in terms of boundaries and basin water balance) and water uses (i.e., hydropower, irrigated agriculture, flood control, domestic and industrial water supply and environmental uses) are provided. An assessment of the present level of stress on basin water resources and its implications is presented. The legal framework for basin management is described and the important stakeholders in basin water management are identified. Also covered are the processes by which allocation and water control decisions are currently made. Three key functions are of greatest importance for basin level water management in the Dong Nai basin. These are resource development, water allocation and water quality management. Finally, the possible future changes and the implications for agriculture are discussed.
agriculture, boundaries, catchment hydrology, flood control,floods, institution building, institutions, irrigated farming,irrigation, social participation, water allocation, water availability,water balance, water management, water policy, water power, waterquality, water resources, water supply, water use, watershed management,watersheds, Vietnam, Indochina, South East Asia, Asia, DevelopingCountries, ASEAN Countries, catchment areas, citizen participation,stakeholders, water composition and quality, water legislation, waterresource management, water shortages, water supplies, watering, Agenciesand Organizations (DD100), Laws and Regulations (DD500), Policy andPlanning (EE120), Plant Production (FF100), Soil Water Management(Irrigation and Drainage) (JJ800) (Revised June 2002) [formerly SoilWater Management], Energy (PP100), Water Resources (PP200), PublicServices and Infrastructure (UU300), Community Participation andDevelopment (UU450) (New March 2000)