U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership WiSE/Water Program (2020-2024)

Water Smart Engagements (WiSE) Program pairs U.S. and ASEAN cities, water districts, and utilities for collective capacity building and innovative technology familiarization. Three such cities are from the Mekong region, including Vientiane, Lao PDR which partnered with Hillsboro, Oregon; Phuket, Thailand with Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam with San Francisco, California.…

NASA – Strategic Hydrologic Agricultural Remote-sensing for Environments (SHARE) Program (2020-2025)

Through a broad array of established, transparent, and tested tools and trainings, the NASA SHARE program enables cooperative management of transboundary waters by deploying remote sensing tools to monitor water levels, land use changes, or drought/flood forecasting. The U.S. Department of State intends to support deployment of SHARE in river basins where remote sensing applications…

USAID SERVIR-Southeast Asia (2023-2028)

Under the MUSP umbrella, USAID, in collaboration with NASA, supports climate resilience studies, providing early warning of dramatic changes in regional water and disasters, air quality, food security, weather and climate, and land cover and land use, with a focus on the Mekong sub-region.

Mekong Dam Safety (2024-2026)

This is a joint project between the MRC and USACE. The project is designed to promote institutional knowledge sharing related to dam safety and risk management through a combination of meetings, consultations, workshops, and training. The activities proposed will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of MRC portfolio risk management through competency building and direct technical…

Support to Mekong Basin Development Strategy/Plans – Shared Vision Planning (2013-Present)

This project enhances the Mekong River Commission and member countries capacity to utilize Shared Vision Planning (SVP) to enhance transboundary collaborations on basin issues and solutions. This initiative is a joint project with the MRC, member countries, USACE and the Arizona State University (ASU). It includes the development of a SVP web-tool designed to support…

MUSP-Republic of Korea Collaboration for the Mekong (2019-Present)

This project provides Mekong partner countries and the Mekong River Commission with modeling and real-time forecasting tools and training to better predict and mitigate the impacts of natural hazards, such as floods and droughts, through a collaborative partnership between MUSP SIP, the Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water), the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA), and…

Mekong Dam Monitor (2020-Present)

The Mekong Dam Monitor provides accessible and transparent satellite data on reservoir levels in the Mekong River, giving Mekong sub-region communities information to plan economic activities and climate mitigation strategies.

Mekong Connections

To view the infographic, click here. Mekong Connections, a three-year program funded by the U.S. Department of State under the Mekong-U.S. Partnership (MUSP), concluded in September 2023. During the three-year run, Mekong Connections focused on governance and transparency in public decision making, along with providing financial and capacity-building resources to civil society organizations in the…

U.S.-Singapore Third Country Training Program (TCTP) (2012-Present)

The U.S.-Singapore Third Country Training Program (TCTP) is a partnership between the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Department of State which jointly conducts capacity building course for Southeast Asian countries, in particular those in the Mekong region. TCTP supports ASEAN community-building efforts through its workshops and training seminars in developmental focused areas.

Mekong-Mississippi Sister Rivers Partnership (2010-Present)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leads the Sister Rivers Exchange program to promote the sharing of experiences between the Mississippi River Commission and the Mekong River Commission through with the aim of increasing regional stability and prosperity.

Japan-U.S.-Mekong Power Partnership (JUMPP) (2019-Present)

U.S. technical assistance, in coordination with Japan, supports ‎Mekong electricity regulatory and system development by working with national and regional market authorities on reliably integrating renewable energy, enhancing opportunities for regional power trade, and opportunities for private investment.

What We Do at the Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership

To mark World Water Day last year, March 22, 2022, our team in Bangkok produced a video introducing the work of the Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership. To date, there have been more than 3,500 views of the video. Enjoy this look back at the reasons why we do what we do! https://www.youtube.com/embed/j0dIGw03LRI?feature=oembed