First MRC Summit & International Conference
2-5 April 2010, Hua Hin, Thailand
The Summit, which is the first of its kind, gathered together regional political leaders and a range of experts in the field of integrated water resources management. It served to strengthen regional cooperation between Member Countries, Dialogue Partners and civil society at large in this important area.
This event marked the 15th Anniversary of the Mekong River Commission and served to reaffirm at the highest level, political commitment of Member Countries to the mission of the MRC. It aimed to reaffirm the continued good relationships that the organisation has with Dialogue Partners the People’s Republic of China and the Union of Myanmar; and discuss a range of challenges and opportunities facing the Mekong Basin today, especially the long-term effects of climate change and the role of River Basin Organisations in poverty alleviation.
A two-day International Conference preceded the Summit which had the above as its theme.
Transboundary Water Resources Management in a Changing World
The Pre-Summit International Conference was a unique opportunity to bring together worldwide high level experts to enable learning from both international and domestic experiences in addressing future challenges in trans-boundary water resources management. A Statement of the Conference was conveyed to the Heads of State and other political leaders meeting at the Summit.
Messeges of the International Conference
- Addressing the challenges of sustainable food and energy production in trans-boundary basins
- Addressing approaches to adaptation to climate change in international river basins
- Addressing private sector involvement infrastructure development in shared river basin
- Addressing the challenges for trans-boundary river basins organisations in a changing world