Aalto University, Finland (AALTO)

The Aalto University is an internationally unique concept in both research and higher education. Established in 2010, the Aalto University was created from the merger of three Finnish universities, all leaders in their own fields: The Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and The University of Art and Design Helsinki. The Mekong is the focus area of Aalto's Water & Development Research Group, which for already more than a decade has carried out practically-orientated research in the region, focusing on integrated approaches used in water management, modelling and impact assessment.

Find out more: www.water.tkk.fi/global

Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University

CSEAS, established as a research institute of Kyoto University in 1965, aims at integrated area studies of Southeast Asia. The strength of CSEAS lies in its multi-disciplinary orientationespecially the inclusion of staff in the natural sciences as well as the humanities and social sciences. CSEAS has a wide range of publication series including Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto Area Studies on Asia and Kyoto CSEAS Series on Asian Studies.

Find out more: www.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/index_en.html

The Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF)

The Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) is a politically neutral research-for-development program. CPWF is currently working in six river basins globally: the Mekong, Ganges, Nile, Volta and Limpopo basins, and the Andes system of basins. In the Mekong region, CPWF is implementing a research-for-development initiative that aims to increase the benefits derived from hydropower, and to contribute towards minimizing negative impacts.

Find out more: www.mekong.waterandfood.org and www.waterandfood.org

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

CSIRO is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. The CSIRO–AusAID Research for Development Alliance is leading one of our major projects called Exploring Mekong Region Futures.

Find out more: Exploring Mekong Region Futures and www.csiro.au/science/Mekong-Futures.html

Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)

The Finnish Environment Institute is a centre for research and development in the environmental field. SYKE forms part of Finland's national environmental administration. It primarily operates under the auspices of the Ministry of the Environment; however, the Institute's work on water resources is supervised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

Find out more: www.environment.fi

Hatfield Consultants

Established in 1974, Hatfield Consultants provides high-quality environmental services for private and public sector clients throughout the world, including North and South America, Asia, Europe and Africa. Hatfield provides services in the areas of aquatic ecology, environmental assessment and monitoring, contaminant monitoring, GIS and remote sensing, environmental information systems, biodiversity assessments and international development.

Find out more: www.hatfieldgroup.com

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)

The Institut de Recherche pour le Développement is a public science and technology research institute under the joint authority of French ministries. The IRD conducts research in Africa, the Indian Ocean, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific.

Find out more: www.ird.fr

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development serves eight regional member countries of the greater Himalayan region (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan) and the global mountain community. As a mountain learning and knowledge centre, ICIMOD seeks to develop and provide innovative solutions, in cooperation with over 300 regional and international partners, which foster action and change for overcoming mountain people's economic, social and physical vulnerability.

Find out more: www.icimod.org

International Rivers

International Rivers (formerly known as International Rivers Network) was founded in 1985 and operates in Latin America, Asia and Africa. It seeks a world in which rivers and the life they support are valued, and where all people have a voice in decisions affecting their lives and livelihoods. It works toward a world where everyone has access to clean water and energy, and where development projects neither degrade nature nor destroy communities.

Find out more:www.internationalrivers.org

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

The International Union for Conservation of Nature helps the world find pragmatic solutions to pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.

Find out more: www.iucn.org

International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

The International Water Management Institute is one of 15 international research centers collectively known as the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). It is a non-profit organisation based in Vientiane. IWMI targets water and land management challenges faced by poor communities in developing countries.

Find out more: www.iwmi.cgiar.org

Inter Press Service (IPS) Asia-Pacific

IPS Asia-Pacific seeks to report from within when looking at the impact of regional and global events and processes on countries and communities, and producing stories for the IPS World Service (www.ipsnews.net), its various regional news products and its bulletins in several Asian languages. IPS Asia-Pacific Center Foundation Inc is registered as a non-stock, non-profit foundation with offices and staff in Bangkok and Manila. IPS Asia-Pacific receives funds from IPS International, and raises regional funding for media and communication projects from foundations, UN agencies and other development partners.

Find out more: www.ips.org

University of East Anglia, Water Security Research Centre, UK

The Water Security Research Centre, based at the University of East Anglia, UK applies world-class natural and social science to address fundamental theoretical, practical and policy challenges of managing water sustainably in a rapidly changing world. In addition to research, advisory and consultancy services, the Centre offers an interdisciplinary Masters degree in Water Security and International Development and professional development training courses for policy-makers and practitioners.

Find out more: www.uea.ac.uk/watersecurity