International Workshop on Drought and Water Scarcity in the Lancang-Mekong Basin: Uncertainty, Impacts and Opportunities

On two days of July 03 and 04, 2017, Can Tho University (CTU) collaborated Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia, and Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET) to hold a workshop on Drought and Water Scarcity in the Lancang-Mekong Basin: Uncertainty, Impacts and Opportunities. The workshop attracted over 50 attendants from Vietnam, Australia, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, and China. The Lancang-Mekong river is a trans-boundary river in Southeast Asia, flowing through six nations including China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. The river basin currently houses 70 million people, of which 85% are rural poor people with livelihoods directly dependent on the water availability for agriculture, fishery and forestry. Climate change, rapid population growth and socio-conomic development are the main reasons leading to the water scarcity in the Mekong Basin’s countries. there is a need of collaborations among Mekong Basin’s country partners and with China for a better trans-boundary water scarcity management.

 
 
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