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RETA 6470:
Managing water in Asia’s river basins:Charting progress and facilitating investment
(Financed by the Japan Special Fund)
The Vu Gia-Thu Bon Basin
January 2011Department of Natural Resources and Environment,Quang Nam Province
 
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Updates
0 1st draft for internal circulation, prepared before the 1st stakeholder workshop0b Comments from 1st workshop incorporated; some re-structuring and formatting0c Small corrections of no significance
About RETA 6470
RETA 6470,
'Managing Water in Asia’s River Basins: Charting Progress and Facilitating Investment' 
aims toencourage further basin water investments under ADB's Water Financing Program and to demonstrate goodIWRM practices in river basins across the region.The project runs until mid 2011. It is executed by ADB in collaboration with Network of Asian River BasinOrganizations (NARBO) and is hosted by Center for River Basin Organizations and Management (CRBOM) inSolo, Central Java. It is financed with a grant from the Japan Special Fund made available by the Governmentof JapanPilot activities are conducted in river basins in Cambodia (the 4-Ps area of Prek Preah, Prek Krieng, PrekKampi, and Prek Te), Indonesia (Bengawan Solo), Orissa (Baitarani), the Philippines (Mananga, Kotkot andCombado-Lusaran) (Central Cebu), and Viet Nam (Vu Gia-Thu Bon).
 
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Contents
About RETA 6470 ............................................................................................................................................... i
 
Location map......................................................................................................................................................iv
 
Acronyms and abbreviations.............................................................................................................................. v
 
Summary............................................................................................................................................................ v
 
1
 
Introduction.............................................................................................................................................1
 
2
 
Overview of the basin..............................................................................................................................1
 
2.1
 
General........................................................................................................................................1
 
2.2
 
Geography...................................................................................................................................2
 
2.3
 
Economy and livelihoods.............................................................................................................5
 
2.4
 
Legislation....................................................................................................................................6
 
2.5
 
Policies and administration..........................................................................................................9
 
3
 
Zoning for development ........................................................................................................................ 11
 
3.1
 
Overview.................................................................................................................................... 11
 
3.2
 
Basinwide aspects..................................................................................................................... 12
 
3.3
 
The mountainous uplands.......................................................................................................... 13
 
3.4
 
The central parts........................................................................................................................ 18
 
3.5
 
The coastal zone ....................................................................................................................... 19
 
3.6
 
Da Nang City ............................................................................................................................. 20
 
3.7
 
Knowledge base and IWRM framework..................................................................................... 23
 
4
 
Sectors of the future.............................................................................................................................. 25
 
4.1
 
Agriculture and aquaculture....................................................................................................... 25
 
4.2
 
Storage capacity and hydropower ............................................................................................. 28
 
4.3
 
Industry, manufacturing, services..............................................................................................29
 
4.4
 
Tourism and recreation.............................................................................................................. 29
 
4.5
 
Forestry and mining................................................................................................................... 30
 
5
 
Environmental management................................................................................................................. 35
 
5.1
 
Overview.................................................................................................................................... 35
 
5.2
 
Surface water quality and aquatic habitats ................................................................................ 35
 
5.3
 
River network and connectivity.................................................................................................. 37
 
5.4
 
The forests................................................................................................................................. 37
 
6
 
Bottom line............................................................................................................................................ 39
 
References....................................................................................................................................................... 40

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