New rule-based order needed to save the Mekong

As Vietnam suffers its worst drought in nearly a century and Cambodia faces a water shortage that could jeopardise the livelihoods of 1.5 million people, debates have been reignited over the mega dams built along the Mekong. Once referred to as ‘one of the world’s last great stretches of undammed river‘, the Mekong could well … Continue reading New rule-based order needed to save the Mekong

Mekong and the dams: For Whom the Bell Tolls

Would they dam this beautiful river? (picture credit: the Economist) In a remote mountainous area in Laos, an ongoing dam project would be a new source of discord among Southeast Asian countries over sustainable development. The US 3.5 billion worth Xayaburi Dam is believed to bring prosperity for Laos and electricity for Thailand, yet get … Continue reading Mekong and the dams: For Whom the Bell Tolls