Mekong Citizen stories and discussions

IMG_6344

From Spectators to Partners in Change

How a diverse group of experts is strengthening public participation

Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 2.00.59 PM

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.

SEI_Chindwin2

Chindwin Perspectives

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

fsdf

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.

IMG_0352

Hydropower: Voices from Communities

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

Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 4.24.07 PM

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.

Clam village

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.

Prey Lang Video

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.

Screen Shot 2016-01-21 at 10.44.21 PM

Hydropower Opportunities, Limitations and Challenges in Thailand

Dr. Jakkrit Sangkamanee explains Thai energy and hydropower issues through illustration in this interactive video, the first part of a series on Improving Hydropower Decision-Making Processes.

Dary with a Fish

Miss Dary Speaks on the Radio

Why are local Cambodian Women worried about the Mekong? What would they say to decision makers if they could speak to them?