Stories that bring together research partners.
The Mekong Region went through an unusually long and intense dry spell in 2015 attributed partly to the El Niño effect. Prominent water experts and policy advisors will explore the urgent issue of drought in the Mekong Region in the upcoming SUMERNET Annu
The SUMERNET Annual Meeting in January 2016 will be special, with the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of SUMERNET (2005 – 2015). The Annual Meeting 2016 will take the special theme of “A Decade of SUMERNET: Realising the vision of sustainable developm
In Asia and globally, the water-energy-food nexus has received growing attention from policy makers, researchers, and practitioners. Whilst the nexus as a concept seems to be gaining momentum among experts, it is also subject to scrutiny. These two short
A recent regional assessment workshop of SUMERNET looked at supporting efforts at drought management in Thailand using the Robust Decision Support (RDS) framework.
How to deal with the various pressures facing the inland fisheries of the Mekong Region especially hydropower dams on the mainstream Mekong River, was a key topic of discussion at the 2015 China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Forum (CAECF) held in Nannin
SUMERNET will co-organise a panel on “Robust Decision Support (RDS) for Addressing the Complexity and Uncertainty in Planning for Water, Food and Energy Nexus” on 22 October 2015. The RDS panel is part of the 4th Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and E
Chindwin Futures (CF) is continuing its efforts to improve Chindwin River Basin management by co-organising the 4th consultation meeting in Monywa during 6-7 October 2015. SUMERNET partners in Myanmar will be attending.
How can household adaptation strategies cope with climate hazards but stay compatible with local development objectives and improve local community resilience? The adaptation pathway research project tracks the climate adaptation strategies of households,
The collaborative study of small wetlands research team conducted the first of three surveys of small wetlands in Yok Don National Park in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, and Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary in Northern Cambodia during May-June 2015.
At the Rasi Salai dam in northeast Thailand, the RECOVER research project addresses a self-identified goal agreed upon amongst the project partners to clearly categorize a wetland area affected by the Rasi Salai dam, and designate permitted uses within it
The research team on “Rice Straw (RS) co-benefits” focused on experiments to assess technology options for Rice Straw (RS) derived fuel-cookstove systems in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam.
In Cambodia and Lao PDR, rubber and cash crop plantations have expanded into farmlands posing difficulties for local people, and in particular, women farmers. In Cambodia’s northeastern province of Rattanakiri, farmers practice rotational cultivation that