Lack of access to clean water is an urgent problem in developing countries, including Vietnam. This book investigates the 'everyday politics' of domestic water supply and sanitation in the rural Mekong Delta. The author offers new theoretical perspectives on policy making in Vietnam as well as the cultural aspects of globalisation. She shows that policy practices have to be understood as mechanisms for the (re-)production of a political order, manifest in the cultural and social properties of the Vietnamese state. The book provides a critical perspective on donor support to Vietnamese water policy and practice.