The Mekong River’s Basin Development Programme (BDP) 2011-2015 was designed to facilitate and support the implementation of the Basin Development Strategy. The 2012 work plan included a study visit to the Danube Basin for ‘technical middle managers’ involved in the implementation of the Strategy.
The objective of the study visit to the Danube Basin was to learn from basin-wide planning experiences of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (the Commission) in support of basin planning in the Mekong Basin, regarding:
1) the implementation of the Basin Development Strategy, in particular, the priority actions for basin management such as the development of an environmental baseline and
2) the detailed design of the next stage of basin planning, including a broader set of basin-wide development scenarios.
Fresh Thoughts organized the study visit and elaborated on background material leading up to the event.