Introducing regulatory reforms in the A’Vuong watershed
The livelihood of the people in Quang Nam province is highly dependent on natural resources. Hunger and poverty have taken their toll on the region, leading to the overexploitation of forest areas and water resources. The result has been an increase in seasonal droughts, flooding and erosion. The Vietnam Office of WWF Indochina aimed to stop the degradation of the A’Vuong watershed by allocating land and resource rights to local institutions. The project developed a comprehensive framework for the management of freshwater and forest resources by indigenous Ka Tu communities in the upland watershed areas of Quang Nam province, Central Vietnam.