WLE Greater Mekong works to improve the governance and management of water resources by generating and sharing the knowledge and practices needed to do so in four river basins: the Salween, Irrawaddy, Mekong and Red.

WLE Greater Mekong uses a multi-pronged approach to addressing its goal constructed around six themes:


Water Governance

Negotiations and decisions about water-related policies, institutions and practices are more inclusive, informed and accountable. View our water governance projects.

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Healthy Rivers

River management decisions are informed and strengthened by regionally-appropriate, equitable, river health frameworks, data collection and monitoring systems. View our healthy rivers projects.

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River Food Systems

Decisions on locating, designing and operating water infrastructure are improved with evidence of the impacts and opportunities they create for river food systems, both now and in the future. View our river food systems projects.

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Healthy Landscapes & Ecosystems

Large-scale land use management decisions and investments will employ landscape planning and management methods that take into account riverine ecosystem services with a focus on river health, water supply, aquatic ecosystems and impacts on local livelihoods and development. View our healthy landscapes and ecosystems projects.

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Capacity Building and Professional Development

Organisations and individuals have knowledge and skills to more constructively engage in water-related governance, management, monitoring and research. View our capacity building projects.

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the coordination and change project

All activities within WLE Greater Mekong are coordinated, managed and administerd by the Coordination and Change (C&C) Project, led by WLE.

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