In late 2017, the Australian Water Partnership engaged Sustineo to synthesise 17 reports conducted on the Ayeyarwady Basin into a single comprehensive analysis report. We worked with 25 international organisations to produce the Synthesis Report of the Ayeyarwady State of the Basin Assessment (SOBA).
Sustineo led the production, including integrating contributions from different authors and organisations covering eight thematic areas: surface water, water pollution, groundwater, geomorphology and sediments, fisheries and aquaculture, biodiversity, socio-economic development, and community perspectives.
The Report was launched in December 2017, and has recently been made available here.
This was a complex and challenging assignment, drawing together diverse thematic contributions from many different organisations, integrating comprehensive and distinct technical reports from each of the eight thematic areas in a coherent and succinct way, that was understandable to a diverse, non-technical and international audience. The Sustineo team delivered the final report within an extremely tight timeframe to meet pre-existing launch deadlines.
Professor Dr. Daw Khin Ni Ni Thein notes in the Preface that this report “represents the most comprehensive, integrated environmental, social and economic baseline for the Ayeyarwady to date”.
The Report is the first major technical output of the World Bank funded Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management Project. The Ayeyarwady SOBA will play an important role in informing the future development of the Ayeyarwady River Basin Master Plan.