Community participation in cross-border water management – the case of Dai hong commune of Quang Nam Province and the Vu Gia – Thu Bon River Basin
Dai Hong is a rural commune of Dai Loc district, Quang Nam province, consisting of 10 villages, with a population of 11,462 people (2017) and an area of 5,121 km2. The commune is located about 45 km to the southwest of Da Nang City, and about twice this distance from Tam Ky city of Quang Nam province. It sits downstream to seven hydropower reservoirs in Quang Nam (A Vương, Sông Bung 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and Đắc My 4), along the side of the Vu Gia river, which eventually flows into Da Nang Bay via the Han River estuary. Though the commune covers a large geographic area, it is dominated by mountainous and forested lands. The bulk of Dai Hong’s population is located in low-lying areas situated between National Highway 14B and the river where they are highly vulnerable to the impacts of floods, droughts and other natural hazards. Much of this vulnerability does not arise locally, but has an intertwined relationship with processes and drivers at play in the entire Vu Gia – Thu Bon river basin. For this reason, Dai Hong commune was selected for engagement in the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) funded project on integrated management of the Vu Gia – Thu Bon trans-boundary river system of Quang Nam and Da Nang.
MacClune, Karen; Nguyen, Tho
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