Regional hub on water resource management and governance.
Regional hub for water resource management and governance
CPWF-Mekong is housed in Naga House in Vientiane.
The building is intended to become a regional hub on water resources management and governance.
It comprises a ‘knowledge café’, where visiting scholars, thinkers, development professionals, civil society and/or NGO workers can sit in convivial surroundings, and access free internet and refreshments.
MRC’s Strategic Environmental Assessment team,
A group of Mekong modellers,
A launch of a special issue of the Water Alternatives Journal, among others.
Offices are presently occupied by CPWF-Mekong, the CSIRO-AusAID Alliance project on ‘Exploring Mekong Futures’, and M-POWER.
The hub will include an electronic library as part of its initiative, as well as other resources.
A conduit back into government agencies and dam development programs (as well as other agencies)
allowing for transparency and information exchange with CPWF Mekong;
enabling and strengthening implementation;
to function as a diverse and supportive technical network, serving to enrich research and implementation, and to benefit from a variety of perspectives.
To serve as conduits for research results and solutions, translating these into developmental impact. By developing trust and mutual respect among all partners involved in the BDC, this process serves to reinforce the BDC’s impact pathways and improve impact potentials.
Phase 2: Expansion of activities in China and Laos
Building capacity in China with several hydropower developers and trialling
Working with Government of Laos on sustainability issues and trialling
Work aims to influence the way in which hydropower is designed, developed and managed. We facilitate constructive engagement with and learning of stakeholders about hydropower development issues in the Mekong Region. We expect to see greater update of national, international and transnational sustainable hydropower guidelines and standards.