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Newsletter 35th Issue 7 October, 2019

1. Reports

1. The International Training-Workshop on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in River Basins for Sustainable Development

2. The Twinning Program between PJT1 and JWA

3. Report of Regional Workshop on Water Education in Asia and the Pacific

2. From the Secretariat

Welcome Message to a New NARBO Member

The Office of the Secretary of the Songkhla Lake Basin Committee in Thailand
We welcome the Office of the Secretary of the Songkhla Lake Basin Committee in Thailand to NARBO! We, NARBO Members and Secretariat, are delighted to have you with us. Your role as a River Basin Organization (RBO) is essential in fulfilling the mission of NARBO. We also look forward to sharing your future activities on IWRM including proposing policy and plan for water resources management in the river basin, implementation of water resources conservation, rehabilitation and development, and promotion of public participation among NARBO member organizations.
The Office of the Secretary of the Songkhla Lake Basin Committee is a government organization established in 2002 on the basis of Article 12 of the Office of the Prime Minister's Regulations, and has conducted a project of IWRM implementation in Tonle Sap Lake of Cambodia and Songkhla Lake Basin of Thailand under communication outreach of Mekong‐IWRM through the Mekong River Commission since 2013. Its objective is good resource governance in support of prosperous and healthy Songkhla and Tonle Sap Lakes, for the benefit of sustainable livelihoods of the people in surrounding lakes, and serving as an example to inspire others who are in involved in watershed management. Moreover, the project has 3 pilot sites for community‐based activities below:
  1. Fishery‐related activities in Ban Chong Fuen
  2. Community empowerment in Ban Ta‐him
  3. Climate change adaptation in Ban Thale Noi.
There have been their activity results in sharing vision, strategic plan, lesson learnt in both lakes for further sustainable management through dialogue, communication and exchange visit.
The Office of the Secretary of the Songkhla Lake Basin Committee is interested in gaining more collaborative work among relevant agencies for better IWRM practices including plan formulation, capacity building of the Committee and Sub‐committees, establishment of water conflict management mechanism and development of decision support system, etc. In addition, they are interested in setting up platform for data and knowledge exchange and sharing among relevant agencies.
Contact: Mr. Nirut Koonphol, Director, Bureau of International Cooperation, Department of water resources Email: Nirut2[at]yahoo.com
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Photo of Songkhla Lake
Isabela State University in the Philippines
Logo of Isabela State UniversityWe welcome Isabela State University in the Philippines to NARBO! We, NARBO Members and Secretariat, are delighted to have you with us. Your role as a Regional Knowledge Partner (RKP) is essential in fulfilling the mission of NARBO. We also look forward to sharing your future activities on IWRM including Education, Research & Development and Capacity Building & Publications with NARBO member organizations.
Isabela State University is a public university in the province of Isabela, which is legally mandated to provide advanced instruction in the arts, agricultural and natural sciences as well as in technological and professional fields. This mandate is in accordance with Presidential Decrees issued on June 10, 1978 by the then President Ferdinand Marcos, the Decrees establishing Isabela State University. Isabela State University has also the following vision and mission:
Isabela State University has also the following vision and mission:
Vision
A leading Research University in the ASEAN Region
Mission
The Isabela State University is committed to develop globally competitive human, technological resources and services through quality instruction, innovative research, responsive community engagement and viable resource management programs for inclusive growth and sustainable development.
A contact person of Isabela State University as NARBO Member is Dr. Orlando F. Balderama, Prof. and Director, Water Resources Development Center. His email address is orly_isu[at]yahoo.com.
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By secretariat of NARBO

NARBO Newsletter aims to be a tool for sharing good practices, lessons learned from practice and IWRM-related activities, etc. Therefore, we highly welcome articles from you, about good practices, lessons from practice, activities relevant to IWRM. In addition, the article such as topic providing, and fresh voice, etc is also very welcomed. The articles you will contribute to NARBO Secretariat will be put in newsletters to share experience and lessons and so on.


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