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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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A corrupt clique is turning Sarawak's rainforest into a monoculture of oil palms and reservoirs. A new book documents the greed, the corruption and the resistance by indigenous peoples.
For thousands of years the mighty Mekong River Basin has served as a life-sustaining force, supporting the livelihoods and food security of more than 40 million people in the region. The...
Sinohydro, the world's largest hydropower contractor, has engaged in dialogue with International Rivers for the past five years. The company is now considering a series of dam projects...
Healthy wetlands and other ecosystems are our best insurance against the vagaries of climate change, a new report by Wetlands International argues. The organization works with village...

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The Mekong River Commission (MRC) will hold a regional public consultation meeting tomorrow for the Don Sahong Hydropower Dam in Pakse, Laos. As part of the MRC’s Prior Consultation proces...
Santarém, Brazil: Tensions are building over the Brazilian government's polemic plans to circumvent the law in order to dam the Tapajós River. On November 27th, representatives of a...
Human rights groups gathered in Kuala Lumpur to raise concerns about the track record of International New York Times’ "Energy for Tomorrow" Conference's corporate sponsor, Sarawak Energy...
Brasilia: In response to the Rousseff government’s failure to recognize indigenous rights to lands scheduled for flooding by two megadam projects, the Munduruku people have taken the...

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