On November 14 to 15, the USAID-funded Mekong Partnership for the Environment (USAID MPE) project helped support the “First International Conference on Salween-Thanlwin-Nu Studies” in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Hosted by Chiang Mai University, the event brought together over 200 experts to examine the basin’s future. USAID MPE held a roundtable discussion with representatives from the governments of Myanmar and Thailand, civil society and academics, discussing gaps in effective environmental impact assessment implementation and how lessons learned from the Mekong basin could be applied to the Salween River Basin.
The event supports USAID MPE’s continuing efforts to bring together diverse stakeholders to work towards responsible development in the Mekong region.
Source: USAID/RDMA Regional Environment Office Weekly Update
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