Mismatches between policy planning and implementation on the actively living with flood approach in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta

Tang Luu, Derk Voorintholt, Ellen Minkman, Thanh Binh Nguyen, Gvantsa Gverdtsiteli, Tran Che Linh, Hong Quan Nguyen

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Abstract

Based on a qualitative case study in An Giang province, Vietnam, we mapped the understanding of the ‘Living with Floods’ (LWF) concept and the implementation of three projects to explain the effectiveness of water governance in Vietnam. We have demonstrated how perceptions on the LWF concept differ per government level and the limits of water governance effectiveness. Diverging perceptions undermine the effectiveness of water governance. A framework and a list of indicators are proposed to measure the effectiveness of floodwater governance. Integrating local and social aspects in LWF policies and vertical coordination may help align short-term benefits with long-term adaptation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-320
Number of pages24
JournalWater International
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Living with Floods
  • policy translation
  • OECD Principles on Water Governance
  • Mekong Delta
  • Vietnam

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