sustainable development

Literature Analysis Challenges to Sustainable Development in the Mekong Delta: Regional and national policy issues and research needs

The purpose of this Report on conditions in the Mekong Delta, consisting of four detailed chapters that address flooding and salinity management, livelihoods and resource use strategies, fisheries policy, and competition for water use, is to set out the background to how a transition to sustainable development in the Mekong region might be achieved.  Indeed, it is the purpose of the Sumernet Programme, under which these studies have been conducted, to catalyse this transition.


Vision Guide 2014

SUMERNET Vision Guide 2014 presents information about SUMERNET – its origins, aims, key research areas, engagement with policy, and products.  

This is a working document updated as of June 2014 and revised regularly to reflect the evolving needs and perspectives of SUMERNET partners. 

Questions, comments and suggestions are welcome and can be addressed to the SUMERNET Secretariat at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) – Asia Centre, Bangkok (email:


Climate risks, regional integration, and sustainability in the Mekong Region

The Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET) has produced a new book titled Climate Risks, Regional Integration, and Sustainability in the Mekong Region. The book brings together multi-country empirical case studies, each of which included significant engagement with boundary partners, to analyze the impacts of, and ways to adapt to, climate risks and unsustainable growth in a highly interdependent region.


Policy briefings - SUMERNET research projects phase 2 (2010–2013)

The policy briefings compiled in this booklet are the fruit of this collaborative research work and engagement with policymakers and other stakeholders by the SUMERNET partners during Phase 2 (2010 - 2013). The briefings have been developed with consideration of policy relevancy and based on the engagement of the SUMERNET project teams with local and national policymakers.