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  • 2005-2007 IUCNInterdisciplinaryIntermediate EFA and dialogueRobust and participatoryChallengesImproved data and practical tools for river basin and water managers at national, regional and local levels
  • T s3 gh3_worawan sukraroek

    1. 1. Applying Environmental Flows in the Mekong Region: Opportunities and Challenges Worawan SUKRAROEK, Kate LAZARUS, John DORE, David BLAKE and David HALL Australian-Mekong Resource Center at University of Sydney and MPOWER Research Network)
    2. 2. Applying E Flow in the Mekong Region:Challenges and opportunities• IBFM• Songkram River Basin, Thailand• Huang River Basin, VietnamDifferent conceptual foundations and eflow approachesBackground, methodologies, lesson learnt, challenges,politics
    3. 3. Source: MRC
    4. 4. Integrated Basin Flow Management • 2003-2007 • E Flow is minimum flow/ maintenance of flow • supporting IWRM and basin development plan • Multidisciplinary • River zone& hydrological analysis
    5. 5. IBFM• Assess water resources development scenarios• What will happen to the river flow, biophysical condition of the river and people livelihood in each scenario?• River changes and livelihood impacts• Too green too complex• Not understood by decision makers and stakeholders outside the MRC• Engage stakeholders in the beginning• Integrate e flow into water resource decision
    6. 6. Songkram River BasinHuang River Basin
    7. 7. E-Flow in the Songkhram River Basin, Thailand • 2005-2007 IUCN • Use e flow for negotiation acceptable flows between competing users • Interdisciplinary • Intermediate EFA and dialogue • Robust and participatory • Challenges
    8. 8. E-Flows in the Huong River Basin, Vietnam• VN: include e flow in national policies• Entire river flows to one province• In 2003-2004 IUCN+IWMI• IWRM strategy: Huong River Projects Management Board (HRPMB), IWMI, IUCN and local government• Rapid E-flows assessment• Challenges:
    9. 9. Key messages: Opportunities andChallenges• E-Flows should not be seen as a one-size fits all approach: context specific, culturally embedded• Attentive to lessons from past experiences• Integrating various stakeholders and their knowledge• Engage river dependent communities in scenarios assessment right in the begining• Outcome of e flow exercise is integrated into water resource/river basin planning
    10. 10. Look for us! 30 Nov 2011Book Chapter-Accepted for publicationPolitics and Development in aTransboundary Watershed: The Case ofthe Lower Mekong BasinÖjendal, Joakim; Hansson, Stina; Hellberg, Sofie (Eds.)Negotiating Flows in the MekongKate Lazarus, David J.H. Blake, John Dore, Worawan Sukraroek,David S. Hallworawan.sukraroek@sydney.edu.au
    11. 11. What next?• E flow in context of Mekong mainstream dam, possible dream?• Translating complex concept into crucial process that enable people to participate effectively is necessary, how?
    12. 12. Translation of “Flow” to Mekong language E flow translation in six languages; Chinese, Burmese, Thai, Lao, Khmer, VietnameseSource: Kate Lazarus (MPOWER)

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