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The Mekong River and her people are in jeopardy, as the government of Laos is barreling ahead with plans to build the Don Sahong Dam.

World Rivers Review

The December 2014 issue of World Rivers Review pulls together a number of Mekong experts to explore the implications of the dam boom on the river and its people. 

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The Inner Niger Delta in Mali is one of Africa’s largest wetlands, a verdant and biologically rich area bordering the Sahara Desert. In addition to hosting millions of migratory birds from Europe, the delta serves as a lifeline for...
India Rivers Week was held November 24-27, 2014 at the WWF-India campus in New Delhi. A first of its kind gathering of more than 100 river activists working to protect, conserve and...
In November last year, International Rivers’ team in South Asia and the Legal Initiative for Forests & Environment (LIFE) organized a two-day knowledge-sharing workshop to discuss the...
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Mekong River Commission’s Joint Committee will hold a special session on 28 January to conclude the Don Sahong Dam’s Prior Consultation process. Under the 1995 Mekong Agreement, Laos is req...
The charade over whether to proceed with Don Sahong Dam, the second Mekong mainstream hydropower project near the Laotian-Cambodian border, will soon reach a defining moment.
Today International Rivers announces that Jason Rainey will step down as Executive Director on March 1, 2015. “It’s been a great honor to serve with such a highly respected and singularly...
On Thursday January 15th, the 21st meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam. The meeting comes at a time of increasing crisis for the Mekong...

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