Mekong Citizen stories and discussions

Salween Stories Website Launch

There are many stories about the Salween River. Myths from long ago. The hopes and tragedies of the recent past. The present day stories of a diversity of local lives and cultures. Dreams for a better future - some shared and some dissimiliar.

Regional Forum For Gender Equity And Women’s Leadership In Water Resource Management Of The Mekong

Promoting gender justice in regional and transboundary water governance policy and practices in the Mekong region

Indigenous Pu Nong Youth: Kbal Romeas Village Affecting by Dam

Cambodia Indigenous Youth Association (CIYA) trained youth in Kbal Romeas on how to report the story from their villages by using their smartphone, June 2017.

Tell My Story

“I am 47 years old now. I’ve spent 46 years living by and growing with the River. Since I relocated here last year… I miss my old village… I miss the River… I used to always row the boat along the river…”

Economic Evaluation of Hydropower Projects in the Lower Mekong Basin

The video will show how the positive vs. negative on 11 dams at the Lower Mekong Basin, presented by Apisom Intralawan.

International Day of Action for Rivers

Rivers are essential in sustaining human existence globally, and yet, everywhere, freshwater systems are being destroyed and degraded. With climate change and increasing water scarcity, it is more important than ever to protect these vital resources and the biodiversity, natural systems and way of life they support.

Tackling the Issues of Youth in the Mekong

Om Vanna: Nature can survive without us but we can’t live without nature.

The Impact is beyond My Imagination

Sreypenh said electricity is essential for her daily life in Phnom Penh. She has been supportive of hydropower development projects as she thought it would give a great benefit to increase the Cambodian economy. However, what she thought then is different to what she has seen in the community where the hydro-power development project is being developed.

Community Water Management

Why is community water management important for people living in the Mekong region?

Water Governance in Action!

This video explains how, with Oxfam’s support, our partner-Northeastern Rural Development (NRD), the government and community members are tackling the problems of illegal fishing.

The Evolution of Development: How People from Across the Mekong Region are Mapping out their Collective Future

Five countries. A vast range of ministries, government agencies, businesses, NGOs, community organizations. Hundreds of citizens. Through a landmark participatory process, Mekong Partnership for the Environment and its public participation guidelines are changing how development is done across the region.

An Hou is on the patrolling boat at Kandol Mouy Roy Deep Pool conservation zone of the Mekong River in Sambo district of Kratie province, photo by Socheata Sim/Oxfam

Commonality to Stop Illegal Fishing

“Stop them, they used illegal fishing tools.” These are the voices of community fishery members shouting louder at the illegal fishermen during the crackdown happened in one of the deep pools in the Mekong River of Pon Chea village, Sambo district where it is the habitat and spawning ground for various types of fish in the Mekong and the Great Lake in Cambodia.