The TA will address two key activities that are urgently required to enable Lao PDR adopt integrated water resources management (IWRM) namely: (i) the development of a National Water Resource Policy and Strategy; and (ii) the first phase of the preparation of a national water resources information inventory and assessment. In addition, the TA will assist the Government develop the design and framework document for a Lao IWRM Support Program including financing requirements.
The primary outcomes of the TA are (i) WREA will be strengthened and its staff capacities for IWRM will be strengthened; (ii) WREA will be able to guide future development and investment planning in the sector consistent with the national water resources policy and strategy; and (iii) development partners will commit to a program of support for WREA with the objective of moving towards a sector wide assistance program.
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