Audacious Water
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Audacious Water

Floating village on the Tonle Sap lake, Cambodia. Credit: John Sabo

Optimizing the Mekong for Fish, Floods & Energy

On a river where water is both food and power, Future H2O is about to apply science and new data to optimize for both — and potentially improve the daily lives of tens of millions

This will be the first time the environment has had a seat at the table for managing a river as big as the Mekong. And this project will be the first time anywhere in the world where a data-driven platform is enabling delivery on the three objectives: optimized food, energy and flooding.

— John Sabo

Freshly harvested fish from the bag-net fishery on the Tonle Sap River to be consumed as paste in soup in Cambodia. Credit: John Sabo

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