Posts By Terry Foecke

Notes from the Field

In Vietnam: Grow First, Clean Up Later – the Sad State of To Lich River

June 11, 2008

“If you clean up the river, we will be forced to buy chemical fertilizers.” The leader of the village’s Party work unit smiles, and settles back in her chair, waiting to hear what we will say. She knows we are hoping to build on the early successes of an Asia Foundation program focused on water […]

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Protecting Asia’s Water Wealth

March 19, 2008

Current funding and project trends to improve environmental governance in Asia focus on activism, increased enforcement of environmental regulations, public participation, and intergovernmental efforts to address transboundary environmental issues. Yet, an environmental protection model of activism and enforcement often ignores too many realities of developing economies. During more than 50 years of program work in […]

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