Cambodia-Australia Agricultural Value Chain Program

River basin management plans: purpose, functions, and types
River basin management plans: purpose, functions, and types

A river basin management plan is widely considered an important tool for supporting the sustainable development of water resources. Cambodia’s Water Law mandates the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology to oversee river basin planning in collaboration with all concerned ministries. There are different perspectives on the purpose of a river basin management plan and its functions.  This STB presents examples of the different types of river basin management plans and makes a recommendation on one appropriate for the Cambodian context.

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River basin management plans: purpose, functions, and types

A river basin management plan is widely considered an important tool for supporting the sustainable development of water resources. Cambodia’s Water Law mandates the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology to oversee river basin planning in collaboration with all concerned ministries. There are different perspectives on the purpose of a river basin management plan and its functions.  This STB presents examples of the different types of river basin management plans and makes a recommendation on one appropriate for the Cambodian context.

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