2015 Greater Mekong Forum

2015 Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food, and Energy

The 2015 Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, from October 21-23, 2015. The Forum was the largest event in the Mekong Region to address the confluence of water, food and energy. It brought together regional water, food and energy professionals and thinkers to explore new and emerging ideas in water, its development and its exploitation. In 2013, the previous forums attracted over 270 participants from 95 different institutions. This year, 39 sessions were implemented by 39 different regional and international institutions, agencies and initiatives.

The annual event is not a research forum, but designed, rather, for researchers to present their innovations to potential users. All sessions are specifically designed to engage participants in discussion and deliberation, and to provide opportunities for participants to query and challenge research scientists.

21-23 October 2015
Phnom Penh


View photos from the forum in our Flickr album.

The event was co-hosted by the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems, the Ministry of Environment of the Royal Cambodian Government, and the International Water Management Institute.


Who came?

We welcomed 306 participants, representing 139 institutions. Of the latter, 13% were Cambodian, 9% Chinese, 13% Laotian, 17% Myanmar, 13% Thai, 17% Vietnamese and 19% international.