OUR WORK

Themes in Water, Land and Ecosystems

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 ADDRESSES ITS GOAL THROUGH SIX THEMES.


 

Benefit-sharing

Benefit-sharing mainly refers to sharing the benefits from a development intervention with those most negatively affected by it. It can also refer to larger scale sharing of benefits – for example, revenue received from multiple development interventions being channeled into social and environmental projects. ‘Benefits’ it should be noted, are not always monetary.

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Catchments & Landuse

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.

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Gender & Diversity

In social and economic systems, ‘gender’ references the relationship between men and women and articulates itself in ways that may yield very different livelihood conditions (roles, status, access to opportunities and resources). This outcome is the result of many variables, but which include in particular the greater power of one gender over the other; culture and history.

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Research for Development

Develop and evolve research-for-development processes to improve the likelihood that programme results generate positive development change.

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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.

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River Monitoring

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

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Water Governance

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

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Capacity Building & Professional Development

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

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