Sunday, October 11, 2009

MEKONG AT THE CROSSROADS -seminar on 15th October

Interesting event, in Helsinki, but worth checking out especially if you're interested in water issues.


WHEN: Thursday 15th October at 12.00 – 14.00
WHERE: Lecture hall 127, Tietotie 1A, Espoo, Water Resources Research Unit (Vesitekniikka), Helsinki University of Technology TKK

Seminar programme

12.00 Opening remarks: Mekong at the crossroads
- Olli Varis, Water & Development Research Group, TKK

12.15 The promise of flood protection: case Mekong Delta
- Bach Tan Sinh, National Institute for Science and Technology Policy and Strategy Studies (NISTPASS), Vietnam

12.45 Discussion

13.00 Hydropower & fisheries in the Mekong Region: what are the likely impacts?
- Marko Keskinen, Water & Development Research Group, TKK

13.20 Anti-politics of Mekong knowledge production
- Mira Käkönen, Finland Futures Research Centre / University of Helsinki

13.40 Discussion & conclusions

For more information, contact Marko Keskinen (, 050-3824626). Welcome!

1 comment:

  1. Hello.

    Did anyone make it to this today? Was a little far for me to travel, but if anyone closer did make it can you please post a short summary and/or your thoughts on the blog as a seperate post? THANK YOU!