Main Findings and Recommendations
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Based on the investigation and analysis of the losses and basic characteristics of flood and drought disasters and development status of flood prevention and drought relief projects in the Mekong River Basin countries, and evaluation of the flood prevention and drought relief capabilities of the countries in the basin, the main conclusions are summarized in this chapter from the angle of cause, flood, drought and management. To improve the flood prevention and drought relief capability of the basin, suggestions are proposed from the following three aspects. (1) Exploit potentialities and enhance the ability of countries to cope with natural disasters; (2) Make overall plans and coordinate to enhance the disaster mitigation ability from the whole-basin perspective; (3) Strengthen cooperation and carry out technical exchanges and mechanism building.