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2017 Greater Mekong Forum - Session 39 - An inclusive platform for water and flows data sharing


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A series of presentations from Session 39, co-hosted by SIP-LMI, PACT, USAID SERVIR Mekong, MRC, and SEI, aimed to explore the idea of developing an inclusive platform upon which to share water and flow data from three of the Greater Mekong's major rivers.

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2017 Greater Mekong Forum - Session 39 - An inclusive platform for water and flows data sharing

  1. 1. Inclusive Platform for Water and Flows Data Sharing Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership (SIP) Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI)
  2. 2. Years of living more dangerously 3
  3. 3. Better WATER data for Deadlier Climate! • Disaster warning system in real time: regional, national and local. • Livelihood, agricultural, industrial and urbanization planning. • Impact mitigation planning. • Transparent negotiation and allocation between states and stakeholder groups. • Peace and wealth
  4. 4. Regional Capacity • Much aid and support to the official and unofficial initiative. • o Critical WATER questions still remain. o Data is not been shared freely by nationals. o Trapped by strict rules and interest conflicts. o Competing between official and unofficial institutions and initiatives. o Acceptance among each others and ever share data fruitfully? o Are they useful when it come to key decisions?
  5. 5. National Capacity • Some countries still demand for much further capacity support. o Despite concerted support from international and regional aid. o What are key capacity issues? o Competition between agencies themselves. o Has capacity from private sector ever been taken into account? o Connection to local level?
  6. 6. Local Capacity • The ONES who Get direct hits! o Excellent case studies here and there. o Still find themselves hard to connect their dots to the national and regional. o Becoming more independent but still along way to go. 13
  7. 7. Time to give it a try on a new idea? • Helps and shares each other freely regardless of boundaries, interests and politics. • Advance technologies beyond natioanl boundaries. • Connect people from all different groups and countries. • Build long term capacities of existing initiatives, agencies and local groups. 14
  8. 8. WATER knowledge does not only mean to “HYDROLOGY” • Water means lives, rivers, communities and mother nature …and and and .... • Water is multi-disciplinary! • Never let handled only by engineers!!! 15
  9. 9. • KYEI ZU TIN BA DE! 16
  10. 10. Why water data is important?
  11. 11. Engineer, hydrologist, meteorologist and modeling experts. “If you can’t measure it you can’t manage it”
  12. 12. Selected Water Management Models: TNMCs- Thailand
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  15. 15. Community Ecosystem Monitoring to Assess River Health Presentation by Derin Henderson 2017 GREATER MEKONG FORUM ON WATER, FOOD, AND ENERGY
  16. 16. The Integrated Approach to Managing Community Water Resources IWRM Approach to Agriculture IWRM Approach to Wetlands and Fisheries IWRM Approach to Waste Manageme nt
  17. 17. Problems Solutions The Xe Bang Fai Healthy River Network Wetland Degradation Wetland Restoration Floods and Drought Disaster Risk Management Community Based Monitoring / Citizen ScienceRiver Bank Erosion Green Infrastructure
  18. 18. Guiding questions 1. Why is Water data important? 2. What are the challenges? 3. What platforms and technologies already exist? 4. Who participates? 5. Where Do we go from here?