Project Profile

SUMERNET Hydrorights

Duration : April 9, 2020 - December 31, 2022

The project will look at how current approaches and institutional set up in hydropower development (regionally, nationally, locally) set the pretext for alternative pathways for strengthening rights-based approaches in water governance in general and with regard to hydropower decision making in particular. It aims to identify pathways to strengthen rights-based approaches in hydropower decision making across scales. In particular, it will: 1) connect local community?s views on water security and equitable access to water with formal decision-making processes and set up at national and transboundary level; 2) unpack the various dimension of growth and how hydropower development can contribute to and/or hinder these; 3) incorporate gender, social equity and social justice as an integral part of hydropower decision making processes and mechanisms; 4) put local community as key actors in hydropower decision making landscape

Location(s): Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Contact: Suhardiman Diana
Donor(s): Stockholm Environment Institute ? Stockholm (SEI)

Farmers cultivating lettuce, while another farmer digs a small canal (marwa) with a donkey, Egypt. Photo: cc: Hamish John Appleby/IWMI