About Us

The Save the Mekong coalition is open to non-government organizations, community groups, academics, artists and ordinary citizens within the Mekong region and internationally, anyone who shares concerns regarding the future of one of the world’s greatest river systems. It was formed in response to the public’s growing concern about the effects dams on the Mekong River’s mainstream would have on the Mekong’s migratory fish stocks, regional food security, and the livelihoods of millions of people. The Save the Mekong coalition aims to do two things: to raise further public awareness about the risks associated with damming such an important international river, and to persuade policymakers to adopt more sustainable and peaceful ways of meeting people’s energy and water needs.