Managing Trans-boundary waters

Nowadays, there are more than 40% of the world’s population relying on water from trans-boundary Rivers and lakes and thus effective sustainable management of trans-boundary water is crucial for development and peace. This situation requires strategic policy to manage and allocate the water resources effectively between conflicting users. Not only effective policy is needed, but the actual application of such policy should also be considered carefully. Managing trans-boundary River aims at supporting countries and basin organizations in advancing step-by-step their cooperation on trans-boundary surface and ground waters, especially with regard to the development and revision of agreements, and setting up and sustaining joint bodies. Experts from Australia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam are invited to share lessons learned in trans-boundary river issues from their countries.

  • Moderators

Jake BRUNNER, Email:, Program Coordinator, IUCN

Prof. Le Anh Tuan, Email:, Can Tho University, Vietnam

  • Date & Venue

8:30am – 10:00am, March 05th, 2018

White Diamond Room, ALMAZ 1st Floor

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Session plan in detail Order Presentation / Discussion topic Confirmed speakers
1 Introduction
2 Inter-State Transboundary Water Disputes in North-Eastern Peninsular Malaysia: Issues, Challenges and the Way Forward Ngai Weng CHAN

University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

3 Climate Change Adaptation and Assessment with Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies for Trans-boundary Basins Maqbool Ahmad

Comsats University, Pakistan

4 Applying the Freshwater Health Index to southeast Asia’s transboundary 3S river basin Nicholas J Souter

Centre for Applied Conservation Science, Australia

5 Gender roles in water governance in 3S (Sekong-Serepok-Sesan) Vietnam – A typical story of hydropower development Thi Dieu My PHAM

The Centre for Social Research and Development (CSRD), Vietnam

6 Governance of shared waters: legal and institutional issues BRUNNER Jake


7 CCOP Transboundary Geoscience Programs in Southeast Asia Adichat Surinkum

CCOP, Thailand

8 Panel discussion All speakers
Prof. Ngai Weng CHAN

Universiti Sains Malaysia , Malaysia


COMSATS University, Pakistan

Nicholas J Souter

Centre for Applied Conservation Science, Australia

Thi Dieu My PHAM

The Centre for Social Research and Development (CSRD), Vietnam



Adichat Surinkum

CCOP, Thailand

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 Can Tho University, Vietnam