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Our research

Hundreds of research outputs have been generated by WLE Greater Mekong, most of which are accessible from this page. We develop research outputs for a variety of audiences, whether academic or lay people in our effort to ensure that our research has real-world application and utility.

  • 2019

Knowing the Salween river: resource politics of a contested transboundary river.

This open access book focuses on the Salween River, shared by China, Myanmar, and Thailand, that is increasingly at the heart of pressing regional development debates. The basin supports the livelihoods of over 10 million people, and within it there is great socio-economic, cultural and political diversity. The basin is… Read More
  • 2018-09

Emergence of Integrated Water Resources Management: measuring implementation in Vietnam

IWRM can be defined as “a process that promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximize economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems” (GWP, 2012). Recently, the changes in laws and regulations, such as… Read More
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  • 2018-10

Knowledge Networks in the Mekong

Knowledge networks, then and now, global or local, are meant to manage knowledge. This report examines knowledge networks in Southeast Asia's Mekong region. Water Knowledge is intended as an informal research output focusing on current research discussions and debates around the waters and rivers of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam… Read More
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  • 2018-10

Coping with changes in access to biodiversity and natural resources along the Mekong mainstream and tributaries

The relationship between people and natural resources in the Mekong River Basin is intimate. Up and down the river, natural resources in the form of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs), fish, water, ‘Other Aquatic Animals’ (OAAs), agro-ecosystems and other – frequently common property – resources form a significant part of livelihoods.… Read More
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  • 2018-09

Perceptions of Integrated Water Resources Management in Myanmar

The WLE research project examined perceptions of four constructs underlying IWRM, policy integration, public participation, gender inclusion, and adaptivity among people responsible for the implementation of future water management plans in Myanmar. Read More
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  • 2017

State of knowledge: River health in the Salween- Burmese

This State of Knowledge paper reviews what is known about river health in the Salween Basin, including both the current state and uses of the river and its catchment, and issues likely to drive change in the near future. This report is in Burmese language. Read More
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  • 2016-03

Integrating Global Satellite-Derived Data Products as a Pre-Analysis for Hydrological Modelling Studies: A Case Study for the Red River Basin

With changes in weather patterns and intensifying anthropogenic water use, there is an increasing need for spatio-temporal information on water fluxes and stocks in river basins. The assortment of satellite-derived open-access information sources on rainfall (P) and land use/land cover (LULC) is currently being expanded with the application of actual… Read More