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Mekong River Commission Calls for Improved Hydropower Data Sharing
July 01, 2021

Mekong River Commission Calls for Improved Hydropower Data Sharing

By Sebastian Strangio
The past two years have seen water levels on the lower Mekong rise and full unpredictably.

4 Dams on the Upper Mekong in Yunnan, China: 2011-2019
May 05, 2021

4 Dams on the Upper Mekong in Yunnan, China: 2011-2019

By Scott Ezell
Firsthand glimpses of how dam construction changed the river over the course of eight years.
China’s Dam Building Is a Security Risk for India’s Northeast
March 26, 2021

China’s Dam Building Is a Security Risk for India’s Northeast

By Amitava Mukherjee
If a new hydropower project at the Brahmaputra’s Great Bend comes about, northeastern India will have to go to sleep with the possibility of breach of mammoth sized water reservoirs over its head at any time.

Mekong Takes on Bluish Tinge as Water Levels Again Fall
February 16, 2021

Mekong Takes on Bluish Tinge as Water Levels Again Fall

By Sebastian Strangio
The fall in water levels has again raised questions about the activities of Chinese dam engineers upstream.

China Belatedly Notifies Mekong Nations of River Disruption
January 08, 2021

China Belatedly Notifies Mekong Nations of River Disruption

By Sebastian Strangio
The notification came several days after locals in Thailand detected a one-meter drop in the river's level.

Mekong Levels Reportedly Plummet Due to Chinese Dam Activity
January 06, 2021

Mekong Levels Reportedly Plummet Due to Chinese Dam Activity

By Sebastian Strangio
The level of the river in northern Thailand reportedly dropped by more than a meter in 48 hours.

New Monitoring Platform to Scrutinize China’s Mekong Dams
December 14, 2020

New Monitoring Platform to Scrutinize China’s Mekong Dams

By Sebastian Strangio
The launch comes amid rising controversy over the impact of Chinese dams on downstream nations.
India To Expedite Dam Construction After China Announces Project in Tibet
December 10, 2020

India To Expedite Dam Construction After China Announces Project in Tibet

By StoriesAsia
However, environmental concerns continue to dog the planned hydroelectric projects in India’s northeast.

Chinese Dam Plan Worries India – But Perhaps Excessively
December 09, 2020

Chinese Dam Plan Worries India – But Perhaps Excessively

By Sudha Ramachandran
The plan to build a hydropower dam across the Yarlung Zangbo has worried many in India, who say the country could be adversely affected.

China’s Control of the Mekong
May 08, 2020

China’s Control of the Mekong

By Philip Citowicki
Whether through its own dams or the financing and construction of dams in other countries, China is largely in the driver’s seat when it comes to the Mekong.

Myanmar’s Myitsone Dam Dilemma
March 11, 2019

Myanmar’s Myitsone Dam Dilemma

By Tom Fawthrop
As the unpopular project sits in limbo, the government has to choose between upsetting China and enraging its own people.
The Trouble With the Lancang Mekong Cooperation Forum
December 19, 2018

The Trouble With the Lancang Mekong Cooperation Forum

By Shang-su Wu
The LMC was born from China’s unilateral dam building, but that same fact may also undermine the forum in the end.

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