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teaser-banking-on-the-seasons.jpg   20th January 2015 to 31st January 2015 , Prey Veng , Cambodia

Banking on the seasons

Smallholder farmers in rural Cambodia tread a fine balance between self-sufficiency and mounting debt, a balance that could be tipped by climate change. 
rising-sea.jpg   10th October 2011 to 10th October 2011 , Kieng Giang, Viet Nam

Living on the edge of the rising sea

With half of their land now swallowed up by the ocean, some poor families are trying their best to survive against the continuing seawater intrusion in Viet Nam’s Mekong Delta, but their struggle is far from over.
Khempheng   8th March 2011 to 17th March 2011 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

A woman’s long and tough journey

Madame Khempheng Pholsena’s work space, located at the Prime Minister’s Office complex in Vientiane, is hardly reminiscent of her early days, as she recalls her time in a cave in Huaphan Province during the war time for independence.
wetland-Sai-ngern.jpg   1st February 2011 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

A life less ordinary

If he worked in a corporate world, Sai-ngern Inthawong, 63, could have described himself as a ‘self-starter’ for what he has accomplished in a wetland located on the eastern edge of Vientiane Capital.

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MRC Hosts a Photo Exhibition to Celebrate its 22nd Anniversary

In commemoration of the Mekong River Commission’s 22nd birthday, the Mekong Day, it launched yesterday a photo exhibition celebrating Mekong’s diverse life, culture and development with dozens of photos taken in the four Mekong countries of Cambodia, Lao

The 2nd Regional Stakeholder Forum on the Pak Beng Hydropower Project

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) aims for the sustainable development of the Lower Mekong River Basin for the benefit of its people. The MRC is a platform for water diplomacy and regional cooperation in which member states share the benefits of common wa

Video Exchange Inspires Community Action to Improve Lake Management

Local residents participate in a community video screeing in Songkhla Lake Basin, Thailand, on 16 March 2017. Produced by the project teams of the Tonle Sap – Songkhla Lake basins communication outreach project, the videos capture the role of youth in pro