Why• Global Water Security Initiative in WWF International• The key rivers/watersheds in China, Yangtze and Lancang/Upper Mekong• In Lancang/Upper Mekong, by 2020, the physical integrity of rivers and adjoining wildlife habitats in the Upper Mekong basin are safeguarded against threats from infrastructure development, mining, forestry, agriculture, and climate change.
Why• One of the few organizations which work upper and lower.• work across borders to tackle joint regional priorities by bringing together key stakeholders of all the Mekong river countries
HOW• Scientific based• Research+Demonstration+Policy advocacy• Facilitate experiences and information sharing• Promote communication and dialogue• Work with multi partners• Work at different levels• Explore and provide constructive solutions
• Better understanding of the issues in the entire Mekong Region• Solution-oriented actions• Good practices learning and sharing, not only in engineering, but also on environmental and social practice• Multi-stakeholders involvement• Feasibility of the application of the tools• Dialogue and communication can achieve better cooperation• capacity building needed
• Policy dialogue at national level on promoting green/sustainable hydropower development• Regional/international cooperation and exchange on promoting best practice• Promoting regional dialogue on water resource management and water governance.• Capacity building