Energy, Water, and Sustainability Program
Building inclusive, evidence-based processes to strengthen transboundary water governance and optimize tradeoffs between water, energy, and sustainable development
The Energy, Water, & Sustainability Program at the Stimson Center addresses important and timely policy issues and technical opportunities concerning energy, water, and sustainable development in the Global South from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Our work on transboundary river basins identifies pathways towards enhancing water security and optimizing tradeoffs between water, energy, and sustainable development options in the Mekong, Ganges-Brahmaputra, Indus, Aral Sea and Euphrates-Tigris river basins.
We promote the renewable energy transition by looking at examples of lessons-learned from countries that have had breakthrough developments in renewable energy and opportunities to share these lessons with other countries in the Global South.
Finally, our transparency and remote-sensing work as exemplified by the Mekong Dam Monitor and Mekong Infrastructure Tracker gives local stakeholders the data and information necessary to negotiate for a more equitable share of natural resources in stressed-transboundary landscapes and watersheds.
We act to conserve the mighty Mekong’s ecosystem through system-scale planning methods and promoting the renewable energy revolution in mainland Southeast Asia.
An open-source online platform for near-real time monitoring of dams and environmental impacts in the Mekong Basin
Resources for understanding the dynamic economic, social, environmental, and political impact of development in the Mekong region
Fostering consensus-driven, candid, and multilateral dialogues between the major players defining the dynamics of Himalayan water security