Enhancement of Flood and Drought Management in Pursat Province under the Greater Mekong Sub-region Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project


Cambodia is one of the countries in the world most vulnerable to climate change impacts. As part of its response to climate change, the Royal Government of Cambodia, in collaboration with its development partners, is implementing the Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) with financial support from the Climate Investment Funds. The SPCR emphasizes two streams to promote climate resilience. The first stream is to build knowledge about climate change impacts on Cambodia and how to mainstream climate resilience into agriculture, water resources and transport and urban infrastructure. The second stream is to invest in applying new skills, techniques, technology, and engineering practices for climate resilience.

Overall Objective

Improved capacity and preparedness to manage and mitigate the impact of flood and drought events.

Expected Results

  • Regional data, information, and knowledge base for flood and drought management enhanced; 
  • Water management infrastructure upgraded; 
  • Capacity for community-based disaster risk management enhanced




9,900  people in Pursat of which 5,940 are women and girls


  • Upgrading of water management infrastructure for flood and drought management: irrigation scheme to provide wet-season supplemental irrigation for 16,100 hectares and full irrigation to a smaller command area during the dry season; and a new headworks structure to facilitate peak-flood diversion
  • Improvement of national flood and drought forecasting and establishment of flood and drought warning system
  • Improvement of hydraulic design standards and guidelines for the Mekong Delta
  • Improvement of capacity of farmer water user committees to manage drought and flood risk, and of communities and local governments to improve the disaster preparedness of communities