||To preserve and leverage the remaining wetlands and regionally significant environmental
riverine habitats, for both ecological purposes and enhancing bio-diversity, including fish and other
organisms, and to extend and promote greater tourism income.
|To continue to invest in rehabilitation and improvement of forest areas to better manage
catchments, enhance the
lifetime of storage reservoirs and contribute to reducing GHG emissions.
|To implement measures for managing mainstream and tributary floods in a manner sensitive to
and climate change (including sea level rise), recognising the ecological benefits of floods as well as the rising
cost of flood damage as a result of changing use and value of flood plains prompted by growing economies and
expansion of urban and industrial centres.
||Further develop hydropower to promote regional energy security and cross-border trade and
contribute to greater
security in dry season water availability.
|Increase abstractions for irrigation (whilst taking steps to improve irrigation efficiencies)
to address and
target drought protection, household food and water security needs, and the economic value of the basin’s
|Improve inland water transport (navigation) by taking advantage of greater water depths in the
throughout the mainstream and in some tributaries.