Vietnam to organize Mekong Basin science data workshop next week

Tuoi Tre News
9 September 2014

A workshop on science data for the Mekong Basin region will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from September 16 to 18, gathering around 50 environmental experts from the U.S. and six countries in the Greater Mekong region.

“Science for a Sustainable Mekong River System” is being jointly organized by the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S.-based International Crane Foundation, and the Wetland University Network, which includes 18 universities in the Greater Mekong regional countries.

The Greater Mekong region includes Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and China (Yunnan Province).

The primary goal of the workshop is to assess scientific information that can be used by government officials and others to validate, identify, and prioritize needed scientific studies in the Mekong River Basin, with a focus on sustainable river resources and dependent ecosystems.

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