The study was conducted to reflect the actual state management on groundwater extraction in Soc Trang province. Institutional and document management system issue groundwater of VietNam studied recognize globally and specific to the Soc Trang province. Staffs of local departments and companies related to the groundwater-extraction activities in the study area were interviewed to evaluate the reasonableness of each legal document for groundwater management within the local context. The dissemination of state regulation on groundwater extraction and protection, especially application for granting right of new extraction, were not well-established to the society. The study helped identify the gaps and overlaps in groundwater management between different relevant units. The research results were consulted to relevant departments and companies and conveyed to rovincial government departments for proper decision-making on enacting legal documents for better groundwater management.
Truong Thi Thuy Quynh1, Tran Thi Le Hang1, Vo Thi Phuong Linh1, Nguyen Thuy Kieu Diem2
and Van Pham Dang Tri1
1 College of Environment and Natural resources, Can Tho University
2 Soc Trang Environment and Resources Department