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

China, Myanmar face Myitsone dam truths

Asia Times Online, February 19, 2014

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MOIT steadfastly takes side with hydropower plants

Vietnam Net Bridge, February 19, 2014

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Xayaboury dam construction not delayed by flooding

Vientiane Times, February 18, 2014 Deputy Minister of Planning ...

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Luang Prabang hydropower development to surge

Vientiane Times, February 18, 2014 Investment in the development ...

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More Lao workers needed at Xayaboury dam site

Vientiane Times, February 18, 2014 Xayaboury Hydroelectric Power Project ...

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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

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 [...]

Luang Prabang hydropower development to surge

Vientiane Times, February 18, 2014 Investment in the development of hydropower plants in Luang Prabang province is increasing due to many local and foreign companies continuing to [...]

More Lao workers needed at Xayaboury dam site

Vientiane Times, February 18, 2014 Xayaboury Hydroelectric Power Project (XHPP) in Xayaboury province wants as many Lao labourers as possible to work with the project, but [...]

Vietnam sets development of renewable energy top priority: experts

Global Times, February 17, 2014

Beijing’s hydroelectric policies: Tensions on the Mekong [Infographic]

Diplomatic Courier, February 17, 2014

Myanmar to reap 10% from Thanlwin hydropower project

Eleven Myanmar, February 16, 2014