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Living River Siam Association


Local communities have a vital role in maintaining the riverine-ecological balance


Living River Siam Association (LRS) is a campaign-based organization, working to support local communities’ rights to their water resources, promote local knowledge-based sustainable water resource management, and oppose threats to rivers and riverine ecosystems in Thailand and neighbor countries in the Mekong and Salween River Basins, such as large-scale dams and water diversion projects.


Living River Siam Association, former Southeast Asia Rivers Network (SEARIN), was launched on March 14, 1999, the International Day of Action Against Dams and for Rivers, Water and Life. On 8 February 2011, LRS was registered as Public Benefit Organization (PBO) under Ministry of Social Development and Human Security with the registration number 2487. On 21 December 2012, LRS was registered an association with registration number 20/2555.

LRS was established by academics and NGO activists who have been working on social and environmental issues in Thailand, particularly on the environmental and social problems caused by large-scale dams, and state policies on resource management.

Advisory Committees

  1. Chayan Vaddhanaphuti, PhD.            
  2. Srisak Valipodom, Prof.                        
  3. Chusak Wittayapak, PhD.                    
  4. Surichai Wangao, Assoc Prof. 
  5. Mr. Hannarong Yaowalers           

Board Living River Siam Association

1. Teerapong Pomun President
2. Somkiat Khuanchiangsa vice-president
3. Sayan Khamnueng Secretary
4. Sahathaya Wiset Treasurer
5. Somkiat Meetham Public Relations
6. Chatchay Tummo Committee
7. Phajuk sikhumpha Committee
8. Wandee Tavesuksuwan Committee
9. Dongporn Tintupthai Committee
10. Bhowkhom chaimungkhun Committee
11. Prapaporn Paengkhiao Committee


1. Sayan Khamnueng Coordinator
2. Somkiat Meetham Staff, Responsible for Mae Chaem river basin
3. Pisanukorn Deekaew Staff, responsible forIng-Mekong river basin
4. Junnapa Kuendee Sstaff, responsible for Mun-Mekong river basin
5. Prapaporn Paengkhiao Staff Accounting and administration


  1. Transboundary Water Management
  2. Domestic Water Management
  3. Thai Baan Research

More information about us

  1. more about LRS in a Thesis "The Role of Alternative Online Environmental Media in Thailand for Sustainable Development in the Greater Mekong Subregion"
  2. more about us on Wikipedia
  3. Facebook: http://facebook.com/ livingriver.siam
  4. YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/LivingRiverSiam

Support water resource management with local community's participation : Donate

  • Saving Account
    • Account Name : LivingRiverSiam-Donation
    • Account Number : 471-219048-8
    • Bank : Siam Commercial Bank

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Living River Siam Association  138 Moo 4, Suthep, Muang, Chiang Mai, 50200   Thailand
Tel. & Fax.: (66)-       E-mail : admin@livingriversiam.org