Implementation of IWRM in South East Asia

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) has gained worldwide recognition as an important approach towards more effective management of increasingly scarce water resources. Many countries in the Asian region have accepted and/or adopted IWRM as a strategy for sustainable water management, and a number of international and national development organizations have continued to advocate for its implementation. However, there are varying interpretations about this approach. Some countries put a lot of emphasis on the conceptualization and preparation of IWRM plans, while others are focused on ensuring that IWRM is implemented well regardless of inadequacies in existing planning processes and forms. Ultimately, the challenge is how to put IWRM into practice.

The workshop explores experiences and best practices from the Netherlands, India, Japan, and Vietnam to provide an overview of how IWRM was implemented in Asia and to suggest some useful steps that may be considered by other countries in adopting and adapting IWRM to their respective contexts.

  • Moderators

Dr. Le Van Minh/Dr. Nguyen Thi Phuong Lam


Vietnam Chair of Global Water Partnership, Vietnam

Prof. Nidal Salim, Email:

Director of Global Institute for Water Environment and Health, Switzerland

  • Date & Venue

9:00am – 10:30am, March 04th, 2018

Yellow Diamond Room, ALMAZ 1st Floor

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Session Duration 90 min
Session plan in detail Order Estimated lead time (min) Presentation / Discussion topic Confirmed speakers
1 10 Introduction Dr. Le Van Minh

President of VNWP

 2 10 Implementation of IWRM in Vietnam Nguyen Thi Nguyet

Institue for Water and Environment, Vietnam

3 10 Best Management Practice to Mitigate Surface Runoff in Central Vietnam Ammar Rafiei Emam

University of Goettingen, Germany

4 10 Smart water solutions: case studies from the Bay of Bengal region Bhaswati Ray

Sivanath Sastri College, India

5 10 Integrated Watershed Management Plan (IWMP) for Powoor Watershed (Yarkhoon Valley District Chitral, Pakistan) Alamgeer Hussain

FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance Pakistan

6 10 Integrated Water Resources Management on river basin level: Projects IWRM Vietnam Harro Stolpe

eE+E, RUB, Germany

7 10 Operation Simulation of Bac Hung Hai Irrigation System Doanh Nguyen-Ngoc

WARM, Vietnam

8 10 Analyzing spatial and temporal variation of water balance components in La Vi catchment, Binh Dinh province, Vietnam Liem Nguyen Duy

Nong Lam University, Vietnam

9 25 Panel discussion
Dr. Le Van Minh

President of VNWP

Nguyen Thi Nguyet

Institue for Water and Environment, Vietnam

Ammar Rafiei Emam

University of Goettingen, Germany

Bhaswati Ray

Associate Professor, Sivanath Sastri College, University of Calcutta, India

Alamgeer Hussain

GIS Expert, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) Pakistan

Harro Stolpe

eE+E, RUB, Germany

Doanh Nguyen-Ngoc

WARM, Vietnam

Liem Nguyen Duy

Nong Lam University, Vietnam

Global Water Partnership Southeast Asia (GWP-SEA) objectives is to promote the principles of IWRM and to that end:

  1. Identify critical needs of the region and riparian countries and stimulate Partners to meet the needs within their available human and financial resources.
  2. Support action at regional, national, local or river basin level that will lead to the adoption and implementation of the principles of IWRM.
  3. Help match needs to available resources.
  4. Strengthen mechanisms for sharing information and experience.


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