NEWS AND ACTIVITIES

Below are news articles on GWP Southeast Asia as well as news items on activities of its country water partnership and partners.
/ Southeast Asia

Strengthening the capacity of the RBC for monitoring of IWRM in the critical river basins

Currently, water resources management in irrigation and drought, flood management are effecting greatly by climate change.  Learning and disseminating of related information systematically will help facilitate the adjustment of water resources management of responsible agencies in time and responsive to the changing situation.  Evidences from climate change on watershed ecosystem are obvious and diversified, for example, irrigated water insufficiency, disasters from floods, landslide, and drought.  Data and information about these are available with consulting firms or line agencies.  To be more effective in dealing with these problems, local stakeholders and the RBC should have sufficient knowledge to fully and equally participate in the process.  Thus the RBC and local stakeholders’ capacity will be strengthened in monitoring of the IWRM, especially in the critical river basins. 

/ Southeast Asia

New Vietnam Water Law’s in relating to Organization of river basin management

In Vietnam, there are two kinds of RBO; 1) The Management Board of River basin Planning (MBRBP), established and managed by Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in a period from 1999-2001 in compliance with Law on Water Resources 1998. 2) The Committee for Environmental Protection of River Basin (CEPRB), established and also managed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) during the time 2009-2010.

/ Southeast Asia

Urban Water Management Challenges

GWP Indonesia workshop on urban water management challenges  which was held  on 28  November 2012 brought together experts on water management, government  officers, NGOs  and academia to deliberate  on the challenges of water management in urban area with  focus on issues related to waste water and drainage in Jakarta, Capital city of Indonesia.

/ Southeast Asia

The Malaysia Water Partnership Partners Day

On the fourth MyCWP Partners’ meeting on 7th May 2012 at the Corus Hotel, Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia, MyCWP re-introduced to the partners to what the GWP is, the
technical papers that are available and the GWP’s influence globally.

/ Southeast Asia

Water and River Education Awareness Program.

A total of 30 elementary school children and 4 teachers from SJK (C) Puay Chai 2 (a Chinese Medium school) participated in ‘Water and River Education Awareness Program” in Kuala Lumpur on the 12th of May 2012.

/ Southeast Asia

Indonesia Water Partnership Celebrate 2012 World Water Day

To Celebrate the World Water Day 2012, Indonesia Water Partnership in cooperation with other government and other stakeholders hosted a seminar on "Water resistance to National Food Security through National Reformation" in Jakarta on 19 April 2012 and joining the World Water Day highlight events with the Ministry of Public Works through the Directorate General of water resources (SDA) held in West Java province in Situ Cipule on May 12, 2012 with the theme "Water and Food Security". 

/ Southeast Asia

Water Intervention for Improving Smallholder Farming and Rural Livelihoods in Asia

GWPSEA Program Coordinator – Mr. Djoko Sasongko, was invited by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Regional Office, to participate in a Regional Consultation Workshop, which was held in Winsor Suites Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. The  workshop is  a part of  a  study  initiated and  organized by FAO, funded by IFAD  and  implemented  by  AIT  as consultant

/ Southeast Asia

Field work and Stakeholders Consultation Workshop on Integrated Sekong River Basin Management

To organize the technical consultation workshop with relevant line agencies, private sector and communities on integrated Sekong river basin management and holistic planning applying IWRM based planning and to conduct a field work in order to study the current water resource development trend and management in the Sekong river basin including its future challenges, Lao WP held Field work and Stakeholders Consultation Workshop on Integrated Sekong River Basin Management, during 30-31 January 2012, Attapeu Province.