Our website is one of the primary channels to engage with our various audiences ranging from researchers to media and policymakers. The website provides stories form the Mekong Region, academic publications, regular network updates and multimedia like videos, podcasts as well as tools and guidance documents.
From our analysis, we found that an average of 1,700 users monthly directly assess the website through an organic search using their web browsers.
(*Organic search refers to the search results of a search engine that cannot be influenced by paid advertising.)
Among the people who visited the SUMERNET website in April, May, and June, we notice that the demographic is significantly leaning towards the younger age group: 25-34 years old (possibly early career professionals) and 18-24 years old (possibly still in university).
Our audience for the website comes from Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Philippines, Cambodia, Singapore, and India as well as beyond including United Kingdom, United States, Australia, and South Africa.
Facebook and Twitter
SUMERNET website is also linked to the social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to engage with wider audiences across the region and beyond.
At present, the SUMERNET Facebook page has 551 followers and Twitter has 400 followers. Similar to the website, most of the followers are in the 25-34 years old age group.
Our analysis illustrates what is good about the website (stories and multimedia) and what needs to be improved (regular content).
In this first episode of our "Research 4 All" podcast series, we talk with Dr. Sudarat Tuntivivat, a lecturer and researcher at Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok, about the various dimensions of conflict in water insecurity research.
In this episode, we talk with Dr. Louis Lebel from Chiang Mai University, SUMERNET Water Insecurity Advisor, about why we focus on water insecurity and the challenges for early-career researchers.
In this podcast episode, we talk with Dr. Le Thi Van Hue, SUMERNET Gender Equality Advisor, about gender perspectives and questions of intersectionality in water research.