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We traveled for over 21 days, held more than 30 meetings with key stakeholders active in the river management, and reviewed the current situation in three river systems across five states in the US. This is a one-sentence summary of my experience participating in the International Visitor...
Marking the one-year anniversary of tragic loss of lives due to the collapse of the Xe Pian Xe-Nam-Noy saddle dam in Lao, representatives of the Mekong communities, river networks, youth from the communities and the universities gathered at the Mekong Public Forum in late July 2019 in Phnom Penh,...
I am impressed with the IRS because it is a very important international platform for river managers, policy developers, scientists, consultants, NGOs, community organisations and academics as well as activists who work directly at watersheds and on related current issues of the water governance to...
The collapse of a dam at the Xe Pian -Xe Nam Noy Hydropower project was tragic. Immediate assessments say that 39 people died, many suffered injuries, and thousands are left homeless, with their means of income lost for the foreseeable future. However, beyond these numbers, we’re yet to find out...
At least 100 young women and men from Phnom Penh and five provinces celebrated the International Youth Day under the theme “Building Confidence of Young Women”, organized by Cambodia Young Women Empowerment Network (CYWEN), Youth Council of Cambodia (YCC) and Oxfam in Phnom Penh on 12 August.
“I am 47 years old now. I’ve spent 46 years living by and growing with the River. Since I relocated here last year… I miss my old village… I miss the River… I used to always row the boat along the river…”
Commonality to Stop Illegal Fishing
“Stop them, they used illegal fishing tools.” These are the voices of community fishery members shouting louder at the illegal fishermen during the crackdown happened in one of the deep pools in the Mekong River of Pon Chea village, Sambo district where it is the habitat and spawning...
The 19th International River Symposium (IRS) was held this year in New Delhi, India, with a focus on the South Asia River Basins, the Ganges, the Indus and many other rivers important for the livelihood of the population in the region. Among the key focuses of the symposium was the special session...
The connection between land, water, and the way of life of indigenous people is very strong. This connection has been emphasized at a recent inception workshop held in Phnom Penh among indigenous people organisations working in Cambodia, Vietnam and the Asia Indigenous People Pact (AIPP).