In the Mekong river basin and its riparian states, policy reforms to adopt integrated water resources management have been initiated, but major gaps in supporting knowledge about basin characteristics persist. IUCN has developed a practice called villagers’ research that enables villagers to conduct research on "their" ecosystems. This case study documents the efforts to expand this approach to fill the knowledge gaps. Case Studies illustrate experiences gathered with implementing IWRM.
The valuable compilation about environmental flows is now being used as the basis for developing a training manual and extension efforts to promote the replication of Tai Baan approaches in additional areas both within Thailand and in neighbouring countries.