Laos : Integrated Basin Management for the Nam Ngum

In the second phase of the pilot project for Integrated Water Resources Management in Laos, carried out with the support of the Loire-Brittany Water Agency, IOWater helped build the capacities of local and national teams by:
  •  Disseminating the experience acquired on the Nam Ngum through the development of a methodological guide to help teams in the preparation of River Basin Management Plans and develop tools for IWRM (catalogue of measures, cost estimate model, etc).
  •  Development of a shared management model for data on quantitative water management with application to the Nam Ngum Basin prefiguring the development of a National Water Information System.
 
In February 2014, a delegation of representatives of the Loire-Brittany and Rhine-Meuse Water Agencies and IOWater, met with the Vice-Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Mr. Sisavath Vithaxay, and key stakeholders in IWRM implementation at national and local levels.
 
It was decided to organize, from 15 to 17 October 2014, in Vientiane, which hosts the home office of the Mekong River Commission, a workshop for exchanging the experiments of 6 countries of the Mekong River Basin. 4