The 3rd Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy is taking place this week in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Forum offers the opportunity for constructive dialogue on the relationship between the cost and benefits of water development. A particular focus of the Forum is technical and institutional innovations which can make hydropower more sustainable and ensure that its benefits are equitably shared.

One of the challenges of hydropower development is the need to resettle affected communities. The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), as part of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) project MK1 on ‘Optimizing reservoir management for livelihoods’, is working with partners to address this issue.

This photo story provides an overview of the project, which explores technical solutions that can enhance the livelihoods of resettled communities and open up new opportunities for them.

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Photo credits:

IWMI, CPWF and WorldFish


The project is led by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), in partnership with the Soils and Fertilizers Research Institute (Vietnam); National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (Lao PDR); Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF); WorldFish; and the International Center for Environmental Management (ICEM).


MK1′s funding is derived from a grant from the core funds of CPWF, and support from IWMI.