2nd Regional Stakeholder Forum on Basin Development Planning

Chiang Rai, Thailand, 15 Oct 2009 - 16 Oct 2009

The 2nd Regional Stakeholder Forum on the basin development planning process took place in Chiang Rai, Thailand, from 15 – 16 October 2009.

The Forum brought together more than 250 participants from diverse backgrounds, and included officials of the Governments of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Member Countries and Dialogue Partners; universities; representatives from River Basin Organisations and Lower Mekong Basin provinces; Non-Governmental Organisations and civil society groups; Development Partners; professional associations; research groups; developers of hydropower and other water resource development projects and their advisors; international financial institutions; and the media.

It provided platform for participants to discuss the result of the basin-wide development scenario assessment and the draft integrated Watershed Resource Management-based Basin Development Strategy

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