The TMT Mekong Salt Lab Project focuses on seawater intrusion, one of the priorities of the Mekong region. It has more socio-economic impacts on the lives of millions of farmers and threatens the future of most coastal areas. This applied training model works more comprehensively with local stakeholders and learns more from international experience sharing similar salt damage challenges. The establishment of the Mekong Salt Institute will help us to be more effective to:
1. Further develop our expertise on salinity mitigation and adaptation including fresh water management and integrated and adaptive planning;
2. Transfer this interdisciplinary expertise to farmers to help them adapt more quickly;
3. Exchange knowledge and work together with local stakeholders and international partners.