Mekong Citizen stories and discussions

Mega Dams on the Thanlwin

“The Salween is one of the last great rivers of the region that has still not yet been dammed." Should the construction of mega dams, for energy export, be allowed to impact this river and the landscapes and community that surround it?

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The River Guardian

In this second part of her story, watch as Chin Sokunthor of Kratie, Cambodia shares her views on such issues as pollution and hydropower on the Mekong River, and the community mobilization and solidarity which will conquer them. Video in Khmer with English subtitles.

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Mekong women farmer champions fight for the sustainability of the Mekong River

“Many people are concerned about water issues, but they forget to protect the main source of the water-the Mekong River!”

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Observations from the Field (Pt 3)

Fellows share their observations from the field and their research

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Observations From The Field (Pt 2)

Fellows share the observations from their research.

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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.