ASEAN, Mekong River Commission produce water security solutions

ASEAN and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) have come up with three solutions to help riparian countries address their water security challenges.

The solutions, relating to policy, technology and partnerships, were highlighted at the ASEAN-MRC Water Security Dialogue held last week, the commission announced in a statement Tuesday.

At the policy level, senior officials and experts called for all parties to promote greater transparency and deeper engagement to boost sustainable management of water and related resources throughout Southeast Asia.

Progressive policy and institutional reforms which promote integrated water resources management (IWRM) are needed, participants agreed at the two-day meeting that ended last Friday.

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Minh Nga