Created by By Zaw Lwin Tun, Bo Ni, and Sein Tun and Ingrid Nesheim.

The purpose of this report is to present a proposal for how an administrative approach based on River Basin Management can be implemented in Myanmar. The Sittaung River Basin has been used as an example area to investigate how the basin can be administered according to the IWRM principles of cooperation between the different sectors and the administrative units, including stakeholder involvement.

The IWRM project is a collaboration between the Norwegian institute for water research (NIVA) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC). The project which is part of the Norwegian – Myanmar Bilateral Environment Programme, 2015-2018, is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.