• BRIDGE Hydrodiplomacy Training (Siem Reap, Cambodia, April 2015): HE Mr TE Navuth, Secretary General of Cambodia National Mekong Committee (in the middle) delivering welcome speech during the hydrodiplomacy training workshop, co-organized by IUCN and CNMC with the financial support from the BRIDGE project.
  • BRIDGE Hydrodiplomacy Training (Siem Reap, Cambodia, April 2015): Dr Alejandro Iza, Head of IUCN Environmental Law Programme, Bonn (Germany) introducing participants to the key provisions and framework of the 1997, UNWC (United Nations Watercourses Convention). The UNWC is regarded as the only treaty governing shared freshwater resources that is of universal applicability.
  • BRIDGE Hydrodiplomacy Training (Siem Reap, Cambodia, April 2015): Scene from the plenary discussions. The practical sessions gave participants opportunity to use and apply the information and knowledge acquired during the two day training workshop.
  • BRIDGE Hydrodiplomacy Training (Siem Reap, Cambodia, April 2015): Group photograph of participants. The workshop was attended by 20 participants, mostly mid and high level officials from Cambodia NMC (National Mekong Committee) and other relevant government agencies involved in management of shared water resources in Cambodia, such as the Ministry of water resources, foreign affairs, women affairs, environment and planning.
  • BRIDGE Technical Forum (4-5 February 2015): Dr Scott Perkin, Head of Natural Resources Group (IUCN Asia Regional Office) opening the forum.
  • BRIDGE Technical Forum (4-5 February 2015): Mr Raphaël Glémet, BRIDGE Project Manager (IUCN Asia Regional Office) presenting the BRIDGE project to Forum participants.
  • BRIDGE Technical Forum (4-5 February 2015): Mr. McCartney presenting on theme - Some Research Highlights and Data in 3S Basins.
  • BRIDGE Technical Forum (4-5 February 2015): Reporting back on Group Discussion Outputs.
  • BRIDGE Technical Forum (4-5 February 2015): Dr Sothea Khem (MRC) presenting to participants, MRC’s Hydro-Metrological Data Management system currently in place and also availability of different types of real time data for open access.
  • BRIDGE Technical Forum (4-5 February 2015): Mr Jim Webb (Deputy Managing Director, Hatfield Consultants, South East Asia) delivering technical presentation on development of a common framework for the assessment water ecology in the 3S river basins.
  • BRIDGE Technical Forum (4-5 February 2015): Participants Group Photograph.
  • BRIDGE Champion’s Network Meeting(6th February 2015): Mr. Tek Vannara (Executive Director, NGO Forum Cambodia) participating in the group discussion aimed at evolving the long term vision for the BRIDGE Champions Network.
  • BRIDGE Champion’s Network Meeting(6th February 2015): Ms Jane Lawton (Head, IUCN Asia Communications and Private Sector Engagement) presenting on the theme- Champions for water cooperation in 3S basins.
  • BRIDGE Champion’s Network Meeting(6th February 2015): Members of Champion’s Network participating in the plenary discussions aimed at evolving long term vision for the Champion’s Network.

The Sekong, Sesan and Sre Pok are trans-boundary tributaries of the Mekong. The 3S Rivers, as they are collectively known, support the livelihoods of 3.5 million people living in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.

As the Asian region develops, the 3S rivers continue playing a significant role in the economic growth of the basin.