Mekong2Rio Conference ends in Thailand
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Transboundary Approach // Mekong2Rio Conference ends in Thailand

Water, energy and food security nexus high on the agenda

From 1-3 May 2012, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) convened the "Mekong2Rio — International Conference on Transboundary River Basin Management", hosted by the Royal Thai Government, in Phuket, Thailand.

The objective of the Conference was to address "the transboundary dimension of the water, energy and food security nexus, with particular emphasis on the challenges that rapid human-made developments and environmental change pose to the sustainable management of transboundary river basins". In addressing this objective, the Conference recognized and built on the outcome of the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference, highlighting the interconnectivity of the decisions taken in one sector on another.

A wide range of stakeholders from local, national and international settings world-wide were represented among the more than 350 participants, including 14 transboundary river basins from six continents of the World, two regional economic communities, and 16 international organisations who contributed to the Conference as Sponsoring Partners.

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{http://www.mrcmekong.org/news-and-events/events/mekong2rio|Website of the Mekong River Commission}

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