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Mekong Water, Food, and Energy Forum Convenes River Stakeholders to Talk Sustainability

Posted on
15 February 2017
WWF-Greater Mekong helped sponsor the Mekong Water, Food and Energy Forum in Bangkok from November 9 – 11. The forum is the largest annual gathering of development professionals and knowledge users to discuss water-related issues in the region and work towards sustainable solutions.
 
WWF led two sessions, presenting research and tools for balancing economic development and ecosystem conservation on the Mekong. In “Renewable Reality for the Mekong – Vision for the power sector and best practice in hydropower development,” WWF-International experts Rafael Senga and Dr. Jian-Hua Meng and McGill University researcher Gunther Grill presented WWF’s Renewable Power Sector Vision for the Greater Mekong and how tools like the degree of regulation and fragmentation, and hydropower system scale planning can help the region transition to sustainable power. The following panel discussion, facilitated by Mr. Dipak Giwali, former Minister of Water Resources of Nepal, and featuring renewable energy experts from around the region, dove deeper into the realities of developing renewable energy in the Mekong. 

Launch of the Mekong River in the Economy report:
http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/greatermekong/news/?284110/Development-on-the-Mekong-River-Risks-Entire-Regions-Economy-WWF-Report
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