Mekong Policy Project

Reducing Risks in the Mekong Basin
Addressing the regional environmental and social impacts along the Mekong River to improve food security, stability and cross-country relations.
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As a biodiversity hotspot that is home to more than 60 million people, the Lower Mekong River Basin plays a vital role as the region’s “rice bowl,” the world’s largest freshwater fishery and provider of livelihoods. Stimson’s Mekong Policy Project interacts with a wide range of local and international NGOs, government departments, and academic institutions in addressing environmental, political, and economic challenges in the region.

We lead the discourse on transboundary effects of hydropower dams along the Mekong River, the basin’s significant impacts on regional relations, and the future of water and energy collaboration among a crowded field of regional development frameworks.

Monitoring the Mekong

Maps, Imagery, & Analysis of Impacts on the River

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