Mekong Citizen stories and discussions

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Observations from the Field (Pt 1)

Fellows share their observations from the field

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Women of the Mekong

Kbal Romeas is one of the Cambodian villages that must relocate because of the Lower Sesan II dam. How are women in Kbal Romeas impacted by this process?

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From Spectators to Partners in Change

How a diverse group of experts is strengthening public participation

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Missing Water

There is less water than usual to fill the Mekong this year. Mainstream dams add to this issue, making it so even less water reaches dependent downstream communities, such as these in Vietnam.

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Chindwin Perspectives

A short film about environmental issues in the Chindwin River Basin in Myanmar

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Emergence of a “Green Generation” in Dawei Special Economic Zone

The Power of Youth

Dary, a champion for her community in Kratie.

Dary’s voice: how women in Cambodia are speaking out

Damming on the Mekong could threaten lives and livelihoods. Women like Dary are becoming strong advocates for their communities' needs.

Distant Voices

Distant voices: the role of local knowledge in Mekong fisheries management

A case study from Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, shows the potential to use Local Ecological Knowledge (LEK) in tandem with GIS mapping to create more sustainable Mekong Fisheries and make river management more democratic.

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Hydropower: Voices from Communities

“Hydropower – Voices from Communities” is a photovoice reflection from the communities affected by hydropower projects in the Highlands of Vietnam

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Bringing Nature Back

The Mekong region faces some of the world’s most damaging weather-related disasters. Storms, floods, and drought visit the region every year. Climate change stands to intensify these impacts.

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Dialogues with the Rivers

A contest asking for the images and stories of Vietnam's rivers received nearly 600 photo story entries over 5 months. Along with a few of those stories, we present the story of the effect that such a dialogue had on generating awareness and value of a nation's rivers.

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The Last Forest

We made this short film to show the world what's happening in Prey Lang forest, Stung treng Province in Northern Cambodia.