Understanding Thailand’s Hydropower Decision-Making Process: Video


Thailand’s economy is growing rapidly and so is its demand for energy.  To meet this energy demand, Thailand has been expanding its hydropower development in neighbouring countries, with a number of projects currently under-construction in Lao [...]

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Gender Impact Assessment Manual


The CPWF project on 'Balancing the scales - gender and justice in hydropower' (MK13) has released its Gender Impact Assessment Manual. The manual promotes a step-by-step gender impact assessment process – specific for hydropower. It provides [...]

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New State of Knowledge papers released


We have released three new editions of our State of Knowledge series: on sediments, Chinese influence in the Lower Mekong Basin and corporate social responsibility in the hydropower sector. Click the link below to download [...]

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The Basin Challenge – A New Game from CPWF-Mekong


Play the new 'Basin Challenge Game', developed by the MK8 team. Just click here to play.

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What Happened at the 3rd Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy?


The 3rd Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy was held in Hanoi, Vietnam, from November 19-21, 2013. The forum was organised by the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food and co-hosted with the Institute of Water Resources [...]

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New Book: Governing the Mekong: Engaging in the politics of knowledge


M-POWER, with the support of the CPWF, IFAD, and Echel Eau, has released the fourth book in its series, entitled Governing the Mekong: Engaging in the politics of knowledge. Edited by Rajesh Daniel, Louis Label and [...]

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Map of Mekong Reservoirs and dams


CPWF launches the most accurate map to date of dams and reservoirs in the Mekong.

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Seeing the Mekong: Our Photo Exhbitions


Who is the Mekong? An Exhibition by Ian Taylor Ian Taylor is a Canadian photographer based in Bangkok. He has an immense experience in Southeast Asia, and when we saw some of his photographs, we challenged him [...]

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Mekong In The News

Xayaboury dam construction surges ahead after flood delay

Vientiane Times, January 21, 2014 Construction of the Xayaboury ...

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Policy for sustainable hydropower development being revised

Vientiane Times, 31 Dec 2013  The policy on sustainable ...

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Govt revokes agreement with Russian company on dam development

Vientiane Times, December 13, 2013 The Lao government has decided ...

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Laos, IFC improve hydropower standards

Vientiane Times, December 6, 2013 The Lao National Chamber ...

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Dam dilemmas: Laos cashes in on hydro

Asian Correspondent, December 4, 2013

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Don Sahong Charm Offensive Fails to Sway Skeptics

The Cambodia Daily, November 16, 2013

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The Ideas Page

The Ideas Page

This page is devoted to great ideas. Ideas ...

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On-line Resources

On-line Resources

Welcome to our on-line resources page, where we ...

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CPWF-Mekong State of Knowledge Papers

CPWF-Mekong State of Knowledge Papers

What is the State of Knowledge Series? The State ...

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Recent Articles

Laos to reach 7,000MW by 2016

Vientiane Times, April 22, 2014 Laos expects to have a total installed power generation capacity of around 7,000 megawatts (MW) nationwide in the 2015-16 fiscal [...]

Nam Ngum 5 provides assistance to affected villagers

Vientiane Times, April, 17 2014 Nam Ngum 5 Power Company Ltd has provided US$43,000 worth of assistance both in kind and in cash to people [...]

Mekong nations commit to sustainability

Vientiane Times, April 7, 2014 Leaders from Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand have adopted the Ho Chi Minh City Declaration at the second Summit of the [...]

At Summit, Cambodia Urges Laos to Delay Dam Construction

The Cambodia Daily April 7, 2014 At a regional summit in Vietnam on Saturday, Cambodia once again urged Laos to delay construction on a controversial hydropower [...]

Nam Xong water management gives hope for other basins

Vientiane Times, March 25, 2014 Lao and foreign experts hope the Nam Xong sub-river basin management project will continue its original task of caring for water resources [...]

China, Myanmar face Myitsone dam truths

Asia Times Online, February 19, 2014

Salween Dam Projects Could Affect Burma’s Peace Process

The Irrawaddy, February 19, 2014

Dam threatens survival of Mekong dolphins

WWF, February 19, 2014

MOIT steadfastly takes side with hydropower plants

Vietnam Net Bridge, February 19, 2014

Xayaboury dam construction not delayed by flooding

Vientiane Times, February 18, 2014 Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Dr Bounthavy Sisouphanthong and his delegation visited the site of the Xayaboury dam on Saturday to inspect the [...]