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.
Chayan Vaddhanaphuti, PhD.
Srisak Valipodom, Prof.
Chusak Wittayapak, PhD.
Surichai Wangao, Assoc Prof.
Mr. Hannarong Yaowalers
Board Living River Siam Association
1. Teerapong Pomun
2. Somkiat Khuanchiangsa
3. Sayan Khamnueng
4. Sahathaya Wiset
5. Somkiat Meetham
6. Chatchay Tummo
7. Phajuk sikhumpha
8. Wandee Tavesuksuwan
9. Dongporn Tintupthai
10. Bhowkhom chaimungkhun
11. Prapaporn Paengkhiao
1. Sayan Khamnueng
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
Transboundary Water Management
Domestic Water Management
Thai Baan Research
More information about us
more about LRS in a Thesis "The Role of Alternative Online Environmental Media in Thailand for Sustainable Development in the Greater Mekong Subregion"