Vietnam: Co-management of riverbank erosion control in Can Tho
Institute for Social and Environmental Transition - International
Rockefeller Foundation, the
Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network
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This case study presents the 'Co-Management of Riverbank Erosion Control' project in Vietnam, which has developed new institutional mechanisms combining community initiative and oversight with government technical and financial support.
The transferable innovations tested in this project include:
integration of community knowledge of riverbank vulnerability and stabilisation measures;
selection of appropriate biological materials for bank stabilisation; and
community engagement in planning, decision making, construction oversight, contribution of labour and finance jointly with government authorities.