Asian nations are showing increasing willingness to share their water for a better future.

As challenges in the region’s water supply grow, a coordinated response is being initiated by countries to work together to secure this vital resource.

One sign of this growing cooperation took place on March 22, when China and five countries along the Lancang-Mekong River — Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar — reached an agreement to improve their water resource cooperation.

The Mekong River, known as Lancang in China, is crucial for the countries on the Indochinese peninsula as it provides water to a population of some 326 million.

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