Joint Statement To Strengthen Water Data Management and Information Sharing in The Lower Mekong

  1. The Ministers/Representatives of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam (hereafter referred to as the “Lower Mekong Countries”); the European Union, the Governments of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, and the United States; and the World Bank (hereafter referred to as the “Development Partners”); and Mekong River Commission (MRC), collectively referred to as “the Participants,”

[…]Within Lower Mekong Countries and with the support of Development Partners, review existing data policies and national data management frameworks; increase investments in data collection (both in-situ and remote sensing) and data services and related Research and Innovation activities, including relevant socio-economic information; work to ensure key data functions are appropriately staffed and resourced; establish mechanisms for improving data access, data sharing, and data use across sector ministries; improve national capacity level on hydrological modelling and forecasting as well as integrated tools across the nexus of water, food, energy and the environment, including tools for impact analysis of development projects and strategic environmental assessments.

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