Regan Kwan is a research associate with the Southeast Asia Program at the Stimson Center. His research focuses on the environmental and socioeconomic impact of development in the Greater Mekong Subregion. He manages the technical aspect of the Mekong Infrastructure Tracker project and leads the program’s data collection and management processes. Before joining the Stimson Center, he worked as a consultant and research assistant at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). Regan also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco. He holds a MPP from the University of California, San Diego and a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Addressing the regional environmental and social impacts along the Mekong River to improve food security, stability and cross-country relations.
Resources for understanding the dynamic economic, social, environmental, and political impact of development in the Mekong region
We act to conserve the mighty Mekong’s ecosystem through system-scale planning methods and promoting the renewable energy revolution in mainland Southeast Asia.
Research & Writing
More than 100 reservoirs now hold water in China’s portion of the Upper Mekong.
Walkthrough and video tutorial on how to use the dashboard
Walkthrough and video tutorial on how to use the Project Impact Screener
China’s dams held back so much water that they entirely prevented the Mekong’s annual monsoon-driven rise in river level.