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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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In the World Bank’s board that thrives on consensus, the United States took the unusual step of voting against IFC’s investment in the 108 MW Gulpur hydropower project on Pakistan’s Poonch River. Calling the methodology to assess the...
I grew up in one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring places in the United States – Montana – home to Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, 16 wilderness designated areas,...
The Nile Project musical collective beautifully embodies the sentiment "Rivers Unite Us". At their concert in Berkeley this week, they taught us all how to speak Nile for a night.
A few years ago, Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson, a Spanish national living and working in Cambodia for more than a decade, contacted me to request information about the proposed Cheay Areng...

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The Board of Directors of International Rivers has appointed veteran staff member Peter Bosshard to serve as Interim Executive Director effective March 1st. Mr. Bosshard will take over fro...
In order to understand the magnitude of anticipated environmental and social impacts the Lower Sesan 2 Dam in Northeastern Cambodia poses and the nature of its decision-making process,...
At today's meeting of the MRC Joint Committee, Mekong governments were unable to reach a common agreement on how to proceed with the Don Sahong Dam and deferred the decision to a...
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.

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