Project Description

This poster was displayed at the 2017 Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy that took place in Yangon, Myanmar in October 2017.

The posters provides an overview of the project, Measuring, Understanding and Adapting to Nexus Trade-offs in the 3S River Basins. The 3S refers to the Sekong, Sesan and Sre Pok basins, transboundary tributaries of the Mekong River. The 3S basins are richly endowed with natural resources and make an important contribution to national and regional development while supporting the livelihoods of 3.5 million people living in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. However, at a time when sustainability is paramount, there is a critical need to better understand the interaction between different water dependent sectors and the implications of possible future development for people living in the basins and downstream.

The study involves the compilation and synthesis of existing data and information on the 3S basins in order to identify trade-offs among decisions and the social, economic and environmental risks that accompany these decisions.