The CPWF worked in the Mekong from 2003-2014, during which time it operated two phases. During the first phase, CPWF activities in the region were coordinated by the Mekong River Commission, which oversaw the implementation of 12 projects. During the second phase, CPWF Mekong implemented 19 R4D projects across the Mekong River Basin, which spans six Southeast Asian countries (Lao PDR, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, China).
In the Mekong, the CPWF aimed to reduce poverty and foster development by optimising the use of water in reservoirs.
CPWF-Mekong’s specific goals were that reservoirs would:
- Be managed in ways that are fairer and more equitable to all water users.
- Be managed and coordinated across cascades to optimise benefits for all.
- Be planned and managed to account for environmental and social needs.
- Be used for multiple purposes besides alone.
- Be better governed and the benefits better shared.
You can learn more about CPWF-Mekong’s work, outputs and outcomes here.
CPWF HAD 76 FORMAL PARTNERS, THE LARGEST WATER RESEARCH NETWORK IN THE REGION AT THE TIME.