WATER Project

Region

Asia

Country

Laos

Flyway

East Asian - Australasian flyway

Initiative

WLI Asia

About

That Luang Marsh is 2000 ha including a variety of agriculture and wetland habitat. The center would promote ecosystem goods and services including flood protection, wastewater treatment and local resource use.

Funding support: European Commission

Number of staff: 14

Overall aims of the centre

Centre Concept is under development. Currently we have a wetlands management project developing improved wetland management to support the Ecosystem Goods and Services of That Luang Marsh in Vientiane Laos.

Description of the centre

That Luang Marsh is 2000 ha including a variety of agriculture and wetland habitat. The centre would promote ecosystem goods and services including flood protection, wastewater treatment and local resource use.

Work Areas

Main CEPA work areas

Constructed Wetland Design and Maintenance, Wetland Management, Incorporating wetlands in urban planning.

Top three successes

1. Coordination of a group of government agencies in Vientiane Capital towards improved wetland management
2. Construction of pilot constructed wetlands to treat domestic and industrial waste.
3. Assessment of Ecosystem services provided by That Luang Marsh for formal management planning.

Top three challenges

Addressing conflicts between wetland conservation and city development.

Expertise

Interpretation techniques

Creating signage / site information

Visitor centres

Managing / creating habitat

Contact

Pauline Gerrard

P.O. Box 7871 Vientiane, Laos,

pauline.gerrard@wwfgreatermekong.org