Energy, Water, and Sustainability

Energy, Water, and Sustainability

Global energy demand is surging. Handled poorly, this demand will accelerate climate change and threaten the water security, food security, and well-being of billions worldwide. The program works across two projects — Basin Connect and Clean Energy Diplomacy — to help countries meet benchmarks from the Paris Agreement and U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

The Basin Connect project identifies sustainable alternatives for water-energy development in transboundary river basins. The pilot project — Mekong Basin Connect — shapes energy and water policy planning in Southeast Asia and builds regional capacity to enact sustainable energy solutions. The Clean Energy Diplomacy project identifies state-based, bilateral, and multilateral solutions to match emerging renewable energy innovations to areas of rapidly evolving energy demand around the globe.


Research and Analysis

February 20, 2018 | EXPERT: Brian Eyler , EXPERT: Courtney Weatherby

Countries in the Mekong Basin need a strategic, basin-wide approach to efficiently develop the basin’s water and energy resources in ways that protect the natural productivity of the river system.

January 31, 2018 | EXPERT: Brian Eyler

Stimson Southeast Asia program director Brian Eyler recently visited Plov Tuok, a community of 800 floating homes atop of Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake — the largest lake in Southeast Asia and the world's largest inland fishery.

July 25, 2017 | EXPERT: Brian Eyler , EXPERT: Courtney Weatherby

This issue brief, the fourth in Stimson’s “Letters from the Mekong” series, explores the shifting terrain for power sector development in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), analyzing hydropower within the context of a broader range of emerging factors and opportunities that could lead to a trans

October 12, 2016 | EXPERT: Brian Eyler , EXPERT: Courtney Weatherby , EXPERT: Richard Cronin

This issue brief—the third in Stimson’s “Letters from the Mekong” series — continues to challenge the prevailing narrative that the current rapid pace of dam construction on the Mekong River in mainland Southeast Asia will continue until the entire river is turned into a series of reservoirs.

October 9, 2015 | EXPERT: Courtney Weatherby , EXPERT: Richard Cronin

This issue brief - the second in Stimson's "Letters from the Mekong" series - examines the current status of mitigation efforts at Laos' Xayaburi and Don Sahong dam projects and the relevance of the existing narrative surrounding hydropower development on the river's mainstream.
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