This cooperation project aimed at implementing the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) process on the Stung Sen pilot basin.
Under the responsibility of the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology (MOWRAM), the public policy on water resources is oriented towards an IWRM model in Cambodia. The Stung Sen Basin is a tributary to the Tonle Sap lake, and national pilot area for implementing governance, planning, and information system for water resources management. The Tonle Sap Authority is the legally competent institution linked with MOWRAM in the Tonle Sap area.
The first 2 phases of the project allowed creating an Executive Basin Committee and formulate the various planning steps with the EBC's members.
The third phase allowed following-up these activities, supporting in particular the implementation of the basin planning and articulation with stakeholders. It was also the opportunity to support TSA on its institutional missions, with capacity building, data & information tools, technical assistance.
The activities carried out by the IOWater during the third phase of the Stung IWRM project can be presented according to 4 main axes:
o Training of the Tonle Sap Authority team : with on the job training, on site training, and training/technical visits in France (especially about water quality monitoring and management and IWRM),
o Strengthening of governance : trough EBC meetings, support to implementation of basin planning, and preparation/organization of a national meeting on IWRM model in Cambodia,
o Support for the development of Water Information Systems : with hydrographic maps in the Tonle Sap area, database organization/structuration, website creation,
o Technical support on various subjects base on demand : hydrological analysis of the Tonle Sap system, communication,