An International Meeting On Land Cover/Land Use Changes and Water Energy Food (WEF) Nexus in Southeast Asia, National University of Laos, Vientiane, LAOS
08/11/2018 to 08/17/2018
Regional Supporting Organizations
National University of Laos, National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute, Laos; Mekong River Commission; Khon Kaen University–Nong Khai, Nakhon Phanom University, Thailand; King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Mae Fah Laung University
International Supporting Organizations
Future Earth in Asia, Japan; Future Earth NEXUS KAN; Global Land Program; Khon Kaen University – Nong Khai, Thailand; Mekong Regional Information Network; Mekong River Commissions, Laos; Michigan State University, USA; Monsoon Asia Regional Integrated Studies for Sustainability; Nakhon Phanom University, Thailand; Nanjing Agricultural University, China; NASA Land Use and Land Cover Change Program, USA; South/Southeast Asia Research Initiative; START, Washington D.C; GOFC-GOLD Program;
Dates and Events
August 11-12 - Field trip (Invited participants only)
August 13-15 - Regional Science Meeting
August 15 (afternoon) - 17th (evening) - Regional Workshops and Training
Increasing land use/cover changes and human development combined with climate variability are imposing significant threats to water, energy and food security in Asia and around the globe. Competition for water resources, hydropower, irrigated agriculture and fisheries in the Mekong River Basin presents a major challenge in sustainable development in the basin. There have been research efforts by international communities to address these issues and some progress has been made in better understanding of the dynamic interactions among water resources, food security and energy production and consumption. However, challenges remain and are even mounting, resulting from increased climate extremes and large-scale human developments such as urbanization, dam construction and agricultural intensification. The purpose of this meeting is to bring international experts and stakeholders from a variety of agencies and institutions in the US and other countries to share and exchange their ideas, methods, technologies and knowledge to address these emerging water-energy-food issues in the region. The goal is to develop a better knowledge and solutions to synergistically manage water resources for all sectors, communities and ecosystems.
Vientiane Plaza Hotel, Sailom Road, Hatsady Neua Village, Chanthabouly District, Vientiane, Vientiane, 0100, Laos
Pre-Meeting LCLUC Educational Field trip (Invited Participants Only):
August 11 – 12 Pre-meeting field trip: An opportunity for international participants to better understand the regional landscape, land use, environmental and social issues, including hydropower dams, agriculture, wetlands, forest and urban development. There is a possibility for organizing in Xayaburi dam and Phou Khao Khouay National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area, in Bolikhamxay province.
8/11: Bus departs at 8am and returns around 8pm with lunch and dinner included in the trip
8/12: Bus departs at 8am and returns at noon, with afternoon free.
August 12 – Meeting registration and evening reception
August 13: Regional Science Meeting:
August 14: Regional Science Meeting
August 15: ½ day Regional Science Meeting + ½ day Training