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The Mekong School

About Us

Our Philosophy:


- Niwat Roykaew


The Mekong School: Institute of Local Knowledge was established on the 18th and 19th of December, 2015 by the Rak Chiang Khong Group to enhance the work of The Mekong-Lanna Natural Resources and Cultural Conservation Network, and to serve as a platform for follow-up studies on changes caused by development in the Mekong River Basin.

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Announce! Mekong School is recruiting interns or volunteers for 5 positions. Urgent!

February 27, 2024
We urgently need an intern! From 15 March to 15 May 2024 Dear    Teachers and…

Ecological arts, Tai Lue woven fabric, Baan Hat Bai- Hat Sai Thong To the Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum

December 18, 2023
On the afternoon of December 9th, due to the agenda of Chiang Rai City of…

From the paper books to Mekong School’s digital library

December 17, 2023
You can read and study additional information via  https://elibrary.mekongschool.org/ On December 9-10, 2023, Mekong School…

Students enjoy the holidays and learn about water testing

December 10, 2023
Learn and experiment with basic water quality measurement tools. On the morning of December 10,…

The Mekong River Basin Protection Network held a forum at the Faculty of Law, Khon Kaen University on 2-3 December 2023.

December 5, 2023
The topic was creating a stronger role for citizens in water resource management. In general,…




Mekong Youth welcome the “Where There Be Dragons” youth group to learn and explore together.

July 7, 2024
the Mekong School Institute of Local Knowledge, in collaboration with "Where There Be Dragons" youth…

Thung Na Noi Primary School Students Learn About Water testing

February 25, 2023
On the afternoon of February 23rd, 2023, 90 students of Thung Na Noi Primary School,…

Activity: Mekong School Digital Library Testing

February 24, 2023
Chiang Khong Conservation Group, and the Mekong School Institute of Local Knowledge, under the support…

Chiang Rai Mekong Youth “Project-Based Learning” Showcase

November 5, 2022
On the 26th of October, secondary school student participants from four schools in our working…

Activities: Week of November 1st

November 3, 2022
On the first of November, 40 junior high school students from Chiang Khong Kindergarten school,…

Digital Library

The online library development activities were initiated with the main objective of creating a data collection center for all knowledge and research documents relating to the Chiang Khong Conservation Group on a digital platform. The project aims to support the design, structure, and development of the library to be more viable. Our data has been stored fragmented in many places as a printed media document, which hinders access and searchability. As a result, this online library is designed to create a more convenient and easy storage facility for accessing information.

Data Portal


We work with communities and youth networks along the Mekong River in Chiang Rai Province and other Northeastern Provinces of Thailand to build a network of citizen scientists dedicated to monitoring and protecting the Mekong River. These citizen scientists test water quality in the Mekong river and tributaries and use our mobile application to help us produce a database of water quality indices as well as qualitative observations and local knowledge.