Mekong River Basin Links

Important Note

Mekong River Commission Objective - To promote and co-ordinate sustainable management and development of water and related resources for the countries' mutual benefit and the people's well-being by implementing strategic programmes and activities and providing scientific information and policy advice.

Mekong Info is an interactive system for sharing information and knowledge about participatory natural resource management (NRM) in the Lower Mekong Basin. In addition to over 2,000 documents (full-text and abstract) in the Library, Mekong Info provides: a Contacts database of individuals, projects and organisations, news and Announcements of events, relevant Web Links, a Gallery of useful resource materials and a Forum for online discussions.

MekongRiver is a non-profit public interest group dedicated to the sustainable development of the Mekong river basin, with emphasis in transparency, accountability, and active engagement of public participation.

Towards that end, MekongForum's objectives are:

To form an on-line information resource on the Mekong river basin environment to inform the public about the development plans and their possible impacts and benefits.

To heighten public awareness and promote public participation in the local, regional and international Mekong development planning processes.

To facilitate information exchange the between scientists, engineers and researchers and Mekong natives.

Mekong Forum Publications A useful collection of documents on the Mekong River Basin.

International Rivers Network: IRN's Mekong program has largely focussed on Laos, where until recently the pace of dam-building was fastest. IRN has been following individual dam projects in Laos, such as Nam Leuk, Nam Theun-Hinboun, and Nam Theun 2, as well as monitoring broader regional water resource developments, particularly those funded by the Manila-based Asian Development Bank.

The Asian Development Bank is a multilateral development finance institution dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific. Established in 1966, ADB is now owned by 59 members, mostly from the region. ADB's headquarters is in Manila. It has 19 other offices around the world. It has 14 resident missions in Asia. ADB's staff numbers about 2,000 employees from nearly 50 countries.