Tools & Data
The US Department of State launched the Mekong Water Data Initiative (MWDI) in 2018 to build capacity in Lower Mekong countries to collect, analyze, and manage water and water-related data, including data on land use, climate, and socio-economic development. Reliable and transparent data can reduce water-related risks, improve regional responses to environmental emergencies, and promote sustainable economic development across the water-food-energy-environment nexus.
The MWDI aims to strengthen the capacity of Lower Mekong countries to collect, analyze, and manage water and water-related data (e.g., land, weather, socio-economic data) and information products for the purposes of reducing water-related risks, improving regional responses to environmental emergencies, and promoting sustainable economic development across the water, food, energy, and environment nexus.
The United States worked closely with LM countries, the MRC, the Friends of the Lower Mekong (FLM), and more than 60 private, academic, and non-profit stakeholders to design and launch MekongWater.org, a clearinghouse for data and tools to empower LMI countries and the MRC to sustainably manage their shared natural resources. The platform incentivizes peer-to-peer connections among regional researchers and the U.S. scientific community
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