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Forecast Mekong 2012: Building scientific capacity

General Information Product 144

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Abstract

In 2009, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton joined the Foreign Ministers of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam in launching the Lower Mekong Initiative to enhance U.S. engagement with the countries of the Lower Mekong River Basin in the areas of environment, health, education, and infrastructure. The U.S. Geological Survey Forecast Mekong supports the Lower Mekong Initiative through a variety of activities. The principal objectives of Forecast Mekong include the following: * Build scientific capacity in the Lower Mekong Basin and promote cooperation and collaboration among scientists working in the region. * Provide data, information, and scientific models to help resource managers there make informed decisions. * Produce forecasting and visualization tools to support basin planning, including climate change adaptation. The focus of this product is Forecast Mekong accomplishments and current activities related to the development of scientific capacity at organizations and institutions in the region. Building on accomplishments in 2010 and 2011, Forecast Mekong continues to enhance scientific capacity in the Lower Mekong Basin with a suite of activities in 2012.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Forecast Mekong 2012: Building scientific capacity
Series title:
General Information Product
Series number:
144
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Suvey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
8 p.
Time Range Start:
2009-01-01
Time Range End:
2012-12-31
Country:
Cambodia;Laos;Thailand;Vietnam
Other Geospatial:
Lower Mekong Basin
Online Only (Y/N):
Y