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In July 2018, the massive dam break of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam in Laos killed more than 30 people in Laos and left thousands of people homeless in both Laos and Cambodia. The US$1 billion Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam was a "build-operate-transfer" project much
The collapse of the Xepian-Xe Nam hydropower dam in Sanamxay district of Attapeu Province, Lao PDR on July 23 is a major tragedy that took the lives of at least 34 Laotians, with at least 100 more still missing and thousands displaced. The question is: wa
A booklet of policy briefings written by SUMERNET research partners from the research and policy engagement work is now out. The booklet provides policy recommendations for key sustainable development issues in the Mekong Region. It is a product of the co
This report seeks to address a major research gap by adopting an intersectionality approach to better understand the different climate risks, vulnerabilities, adaptation and resilience among people of different ages and different genders.
SEI organized a biodiversity assessment training workshop on 15-16 August 2018. The participants included government organizations, academics and civil society. The aim of the workshop was to build the capacity of participants using tools such as QGIS and
SEI will hold a biodiversity training and media workshop for Myanmar in Monywa from 15-17 August 2018. The workshop is co-organized by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Myanmar Environment Institute (MEI).
A UN report on the progress of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2017, released last month, shows that the Asia-Pacific region is failing to meet targets for almost two-thirds of them.
As the Environment Ministers of Mekong Region countries met in Chiang Mai, Thailand in early February, to approve the Asian Development Bank Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) Core Environmental Program Strategic Framework and Action Plan 2018-2022, Permanen
At the 2017 SUMERNET policy forum held late last year, researchers and policymakers discussed policy challenges and research needs for reducing water insecurity for the most vulnerable groups in the Mekong region.
“Living with Floods in a Mobile Southeast Asia" Panel Discussion and Book Launch: 18 December 2017, 16:15-17:30 at the Auditorium on the 13th Floor of the Faculty of Political Science Building, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
At last month’s Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy held in Yangon, SEI Asia showcased a series of games as learning tools to raise awareness about the critical environmental issues in the Chindwin River Basin in Myanmar.
SUMERNET will hold its "Policy Forum" on 9th November in Bangkok will bring together policy actors and researchers to discuss water insecurity topics in the Mekong Region.