Mekong Citizen stories and discussions

The Lower Sesan II Hydowpower Dam in Stung Treng province, Cambodia, has flooded several villages, causing the displacement of thousands of villagers. Oxfam/Savann Oeurm.

Leaders Urged to Consider Gender, Public Participation at MRC Summit

Increasing women’s leadership to manage water resource

Forty years ago when Sorn was just a small child, she could see and even smell many fish when she stood next to the river in her village of Don Sahong. She said at once she joined her friends swim in the river and they were able to catch and touch big fish. “So many fish swimming together with us!” said Sorn, a 50-year old mother of two children and a head of lao’s women union in don Sahong village, Khong district of Champasak province.

Less Fish Catch in Srepok River

The Srepok river has a total length of 425 Km running from Dak Lak Province in the Central Highlands of Vietnam into Cambodia through Ratanakiri province and joins the Mekong river. Around 2.27 million people (128,074 in Cambodia and 2,139,470 in Vietnam) depend on the water resources in the Srepok River Basin for their livelihoods.

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?