Regional conference on the Value of the Thanlwin/Salween River: Ecosystem Resource Conservation and Management

Yangon, Myanmar | 28-29 May 2013
Co-organized by REAM, TERRA and MEE Net

This regional conference on the Value of the Thanlwin/Salween River: Ecosystem Resource Conservation and Management was proposed by TERRA and jointly organized and hosted by REAM/TERRA and MEE Net to address a number of critical needs/problems that are currently threatening a deterioration of the river resource. Present plans and management activities with limited knowledge and information will produce huge impacts on society in the future.  Resource exploitation without proper regional/intergovernmental regulation, coordination and cooperation will destroy a valuable international river resource.

The conference was opened by HE U Thein Lwin, Secretary of the Natural Resources Conservation and Management Committee of the Parliament of the Union of Myanmar, and Mr. Veerawat Dheeraprasart, Chair, National Network of Natural Resources and Environmental Organizations of Thailand.  Their keynote speeches addressed expectations of the value of the Thanlwin River and future improvements from the sharing knowledge and experience among participants including relevant individuals and organizations.

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