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Water Governance in the Mekong Basin - The role of the Mekong River Commission

This video was shot at the International Conference on Watershed Management, convened by the Mekong River Commission, during March 9-11, 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The theme of the conference was ""From Local Watershed Management to Integrated River Basin Management at National and Transboundary Levels". The debate was part of the session on Governance that was co-organized by CPWF, IUCN and World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).

This debate is on the topic of governance, i.e. functional governance and institutional frameworks for integrated watershed and river basin management. In this session, the assumption that existing and planned governance mechanisms at the river basin level *are* sufficient to address the massive changes taking place through water and land use related investments in the Mekong basin.

Please note, this was a debate in which people took viewpoints and positions, which are not necessarily their own, as a means to bring out ideas and issues that would strengthen the discussion. Therefore the opinions addressed in this film do not necessarily reflect those of the organizers or the speakers themselves.

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To learn more about water management in the Mekong region, please visit https://www.mpowernetwork.org/ and https://www.mekong.waterandfood.org.


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