Mekong Citizen stories and discussions

A Memory of Water Scarcity; From the Tibetan Plateau to the Pink River


Savings Group Leads to a United and Prosperous Community

A Community-Created Conservation Area

The Journey of Coffee Soap’s Young Entrepreneurs

The Wonder Woman, Chu Lan

Progressing and Protecting the Mekong and its People

Oxfam’s partners discuss the affects Lower Sesan II hydropower project in Stueng Treng Province, Cambodia, has had on indigenous communities. Photo by Savann Oeurm/Oxfam

Oxfam Partners Urge Cooperation at Workshop

Water Governance Training for Change

This video of “Training for Change” provides an outline of how water governance facilitation training can provide civil society staff and organizations with an enhanced understanding and capacity to identify and develop new, innovative and more effective strategies for advocacy and engagement in policy dialogues and debates on hydro-power governance and water governance.

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.