Rivers play a central role in the lives of millions of people in
The Mekong Region is the main focus of International Rivers' work in
Yet this beautiful, dynamic and thriving river system is under threat and the next decade is critical for the future of the Mekong. The people living along the banks of the river and its tributaries see the Mekong as a resource to be nourished and sustained for future generations. But the region's governments and greedy foreign interests seem intent on constructing scores of dams on the
People throughout Southeast Asia are facing threats from dams. Vietnam is building dam cascades on several
International Rivers is working with a growing movement in the region to challenge dam plans and promote more sensible options for meeting the region’s energy and development needs.