A New Day for the Mekong: Launch of the Mekong Dam Monitor

As the Mekong Basin pitches toward ecological crisis, knowledge of the operations of dams on the Mekong mainstream in China and other parts of the Mekong Basin has been kept inside a black box. The Mekong Dam Monitor is public resource which uses remote sensing and satellite imagery to provide near-real time reporting and data downloads across numerous previously unreported indicators in the Mekong Basin.

This project is a collaborative partnership formed by the Stimson Center’s Southeast Asia Program and Eyes on Earth, Inc. The Mekong Dam Monitor is supported by the Mekong-US Partnership and is hosted on

Featured Speakers

David R. Stilwell, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs (Keynote Address)

Dr. Somkiat Prajamwong, Secretary General, Thailand Office of National Water

Brian Eyler, Project co-lead, Stimson

Alan Basist, Project co-lead, Eyes on Earth

Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh, Former Vietnam Ambassador to the United States

Ambassador Pou Sothirak, Executive Director, Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace; Former Cambodia Minister of Mines and Energy

Niwat Roykaew, Mekong People’s Council

Dr. Pon Souvannaseng, Assistant Professor for Global Studies, Bentley University

Moderated by

Gwen Robinson, Chief Editor, Nikkei Asia Review

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