To facilitate better management of Southeast Asia’s transboundary Sesan, Sekong and Srepok (3S) River basin, the authors used the Freshwater Health Index (FHI) to diagnose the basin’s current and likely future level of freshwater health. The FHI helped identify data deficiencies, illuminated important social dynamics, made ecosystem–human–water dynamics more understandable to stakeholders, and examined the long-term dynamics of the basin.
Souter, N.J., K. Shaad, D. Vollmer, H.M. Regan, T.A. Farrell, M. Arnaiz, P.-J. Meynell, T.A. Cochrane, M.E. Arias, T. Piman, and S.J. Andelman
12 March 2020
freshwater ecosystems; ecosystem services; water governance; Freshwater Health Index; lower Mekong; hydropower