Mekong Management at a Watershed - IWRM in the global water crisis?
2008-09-29 - 2008-10-01
School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg
Professor Lu Xing, GMS Centre Yunnan University, China;
Dr. Chaiyuth Suksri, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand;
Professor Ashok Swain, Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden
Peace and development research (Padrigu) within School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, will hold a high-level international social science symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management, IWRM, in a transboundary context, focusing on the Lancang-Mekong basin.
This initiative has emerged from the Lancang-Mekong Informal Dialogue, LMID. The LMID is a political dialogue initiative with the purpose to build confidence and cooperation among the Lancang-Mekong riparian countries in order to make use of the great potential for social and economic development in the basin, while at the same time safeguarding sustainable water resources management.Purpose of the workshop
The purpose of the workshop is to discuss possibilities and challenges with Integrated Water Resources Management in a transboundary context. Increasingly, it has become obvious that water resources in transboundary basins are under heavy pressure for increased utilization, while, simultaneously, the established practice for managing water resources as codified in IWRM is not easily replicable at transboundary level. The focus here is on the Lancang-Mekong basin due to its mixed outcome ranging from success to failure to manage transboundary water resources in a sustainable way. However, we welcome papers that can contribute with experiences from other river basins as well as more thematic contributions. The symposium aims at bridging the gap between research and policy, making use of scientific competence and practitioner insights. Scholars with high scientific competence as well as practitioners and policy makers with context-relevant insights are invited in order to create an open dialogue for innovative research. As such the dialogue will be well grounded in the particular practical problems that will provide a basis from which to create possibilities for new ways of looking at IWRM.Invitation
Padrigu/School of Global Studies invites researchers and practitioners to contribute with experiences and papers under the following session headings or other related and relevant topics.
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