Piloting the river basin management in the Bago Sub-basin Area, experiences and recommendations
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The aim of the IWRM project has been to pilot the development of a coordinated River Basin Management Plan. The report presents the procedures applied and the experiences gained as part of this pilot in the Bago River Sub-basin during the period 2015 - 2018. The report explains the basic principles for River Basin Management Approach and provides a brief overview of the history of water management in Myanmar including public participation. The report describes and reflects on, the efforts undertaken in the project to delineate the administrative Sittaung River Basin Area with Sub-basin Areas. The processes and the experiences of establishing platforms for coordination and non-governmental stakeholder participation for IWRM are presented. The theories and perspectives of environmental management and decision making which have guided main practical management steps as undertaken in the project for the development of the Bago Sub-basin Management Plan are described and reflected on.
Project manager Ingrid Nesheim