Pilot introducing the river basin management approach in Sittaung River Basin/Myanmar

 Created by Ingrid Nesheim, Zaw Lwin Tun, Toe Aung, Hla Oo Nwe.

An important aim of the IWRM Institutional Building and Training project is to pilot test the river basin management approach in Myanmar. The purpose is to investigate how cooperation between different sectors on river basin level, including stakeholder participation can be implemented in Myanmar.

The paper first describes the administrative governance system in Myanmar as this is an important baseline for introducing the river basin management (RBM) approach. 

In the paper, challenges related to implementing the River Basin Management Approach in Myanmar are discussed.

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