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Environment experts discuss dam dangers

Thirty-five experts from environmental organisations in Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam gathered yesterday to discuss water management and the effects of hydropower dams.

By VNS

Dong Thap province, Vietnam, September 19, 2015

VNS

Thirty-five experts from environmental organisations in Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam gathered yesterday to discuss water management and the effects of hydropower dams.

They participated in a one-day seminar held in Dong Thap Province in the Mekong Delta and discussed the impacts that dams built on rivers in the Indochina region have on local communities, including those along the Mekong River.

Power dams had changed the rivers’ flows and ecology, and could potentially cause water shortages in the dry season and heavy flooding during the rainy season, attending experts agreed.

 

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