Industrial zones (IZs) in Vietnam require a huge quantity of water for production activities to develop society an economy. However, the quality and quantity of IZ-related water resources are depleted and threatened. In order to prevent water scarcity, mismanagement and wasting of water supplies, it is necessary to develop new technologies to increase water use efficiency in the IZs. However, new technologies would be not fit with the existing socio-institutional framework so that the societal aspects could be transformed to facilitate the innovative technologies. This paper aims to analyse the existing actor network for facilitating the innovative water technologies towards more efficient water use in Hiep Phuoc IZ. Using the results from the collected data, Social Network Analysis (SNA) is applied to understand the social structure and dimension of the four networks (policy, economic, societal and research networks) that govern IZ's water flows (Borgatti et al., 2002; Domenech, 2009; Reed et al., 2009; Ashton, 2008; Steveson and Greenberg, 2000). The findings contribute insight to how the actors correlate among the four networks and their roles in facilitating the technological innovation in Hiep Phuoc Industrial Zone in the South of Vietnam.
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