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Mekong dams

People’s Power: Anti-Dam Movements in Southeast Asia
November 08, 2019

People’s Power: Anti-Dam Movements in Southeast Asia

By Wora Suk
Communities in Thailand and beyond are learning to organize to demand that dam construction consider their rights.

Something Is Very Wrong on the Mekong River
August 26, 2019

Something Is Very Wrong on the Mekong River

By Tom Fawthrop
This year's drought is just a preview of more dire problems to come if government don't change course.
Southeast Asia's Environmental Report Card
June 11, 2018

Southeast Asia's Environmental Report Card

By Gregory McCann
Grading the Southeast Asian states on their environmental efforts so far this year.

The Unfolding Mekong Development Disaster
April 01, 2018

The Unfolding Mekong Development Disaster

By Tom Fawthrop
How China’s grand strategy for the Mekong impacts the river, and the countries downstream.

Is Sustainable Development Along the Mekong Possible?
October 31, 2017

Is Sustainable Development Along the Mekong Possible?

By Linh Tong
Political realities -- starting with China -- make Mekong management difficult.

Is Vietnam in for Another Devastating Drought?
February 08, 2017

Is Vietnam in for Another Devastating Drought?

By Nguyen Minh Quang
Lessons learned from last year's disaster can shape a climate-resilient approach in the Mekong Delta.

The Resurgence of China-Vietnam Ties
January 25, 2017

The Resurgence of China-Vietnam Ties

By Nguyen Minh Quang
A visit to Beijing by Vietnam's Communist Party chief underscored a major shift in Sino-Vietnamese bilateral relations.
Killing the Mekong, Dam by Dam
November 28, 2016

Killing the Mekong, Dam by Dam

By Tom Fawthrop
Regional governments have been underestimating the environmental and economic costs of Mekong dams.

New Laos Dam Heightens Mekong Fears
November 11, 2016

New Laos Dam Heightens Mekong Fears

By Luke Hunt
A third mainstream dam raises the threat posed to the river's future.

Desperate Times for Cambodia's Farmers
August 09, 2016

Desperate Times for Cambodia's Farmers

By Ana Salvá
After facing a long drought, Cambodian farmers now fear the arrival of La Niña and possible floods.

China and the Mekong: The Floodgates of Power
May 25, 2016

China and the Mekong: The Floodgates of Power

By Cal Wong
China now has a chokehold on the Mekong River, the lifeline for the Indochina peninsula.
Facing Mekong Drought, China to Release Water From Yunnan Dam
March 16, 2016

Facing Mekong Drought, China to Release Water From Yunnan Dam

By Shannon Tiezzi
In response to a request from Vietnam, China is discharging water from a dam in Yunnan.

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