What role can river basin organizations (RBOs) play in integrated flood management?

The key roles of RBOs in meeting their objectives are:

  • Ensure coordination among various government institutions at the national, state, district and local levels;
  • Provide mechanisms for dialogue between different stakeholders sharing the benefits and concerns related to the basin;
  • Ensure enhanced stakeholder participation in planning, implementation and evaluation of activities;
  • Facilitate sharing of information and knowledge and capacity-building of key stakeholders.