Mississippi-Mekong Partnership

Project Staff

Principal Investigator: James Anderson, WRC Co-Director

Funding

US-Asia Environmental Partnership (US-AEP) Program of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Project Duration

July 2003 – May 2006

Summary

A fundamental goal of this project was to examine the lessons learned in the Mississippi River Basin and transfer the knowledge and technical expertise acquired to help Mekong River Basin countries make informed and balanced development decisions. Another important goal was to bring local, state, and national decision-makers from the Mississippi and Mekong Basins together to discuss stakeholder participation in public policy-making, effective resource management strategies, and long-term partnership opportunities. The Mekong River Commission brought Mekong River Basin countries into the partnership. US partners included the University of Minnesota, the Mississippi River Basin Alliance, and the Mississippi River Institute for Global Cooperation.