Developing a national profile and a pilot sustainable management plan for groundwater for the Sekong River Basin in Lao PDR

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is undergoing rapid development that is heavily reliant on its natural resources, increasingly also groundwater. At present, groundwater is mainly accessed for domestic use and market gardening in lowland areas. However, there is significant scope for expanding groundwater use in high-value economic sectors,…

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New Policy Brief: Groundwater for Irrigation in Lao PDR

Groundwater for irrigation in LAO PDR

The International Water Management Institute, in collaboration with partners from Lao PDR, Thailand and Japan have been working to assess the groundwater resources; identify existing groundwater use in agriculture; develop and test new community-managed groundwater irrigation schemes; and establish the potential for expanded use of groundwater. This, in turn, serves…

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