Phuong Lien Tran (Viet Nam)
Master of Integrated Water Management
(with AusAID Scholarship)
Vietnam has followed the world trends in water resources management, particularly Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) for nearly a decade.
Water reform in Vietnam including the promulgation of the Law and sub-laws on water resources management, the establishment of Apex body and River Basin Organisations (RBOs) has expressed the opinion of the Government to follow this approach. However, inconsistent legal frameworks and overlaps among roles of institutions have limited the implementation of IWRM in Vietnam.
"All the students in the course came from different backgrounds, but we all had one thing in common," Lien said, "an appreciation of the importance of water.
“Working in an interdisciplinary team is a very important skill for my future career,” she said.
“Attending the International Riversymposium and Queensland Landcare Conference as a part of the program gave me a chance to meet a great number of people working in water management from a wide range of backgrounds.”