Photographers Gareth Bright and Luke Forsyth travelled from the sea to the source of the Mekong and found people struggling to adapt to rapid changes
Improved trade-offs of hydropower and sand connectivity by strategic dam planning in the Mekong
Timber and forest products from Lower Sesan II dam in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district until after the elections in July.
The Digital Belt and Road (DBAR) International Center of Excellence Bangkok will focus on cooperation on climate change, disaster risk reduction, environmental research, capacity building, among others.
A recent study finds that the Mekong River’s sediments arriving down the Cuu Long Delta fell from 65 to 75 percent compared to the total in the 1990s, and by half over the last few years.
The Mekong River Basin in Southeast Asia is undergoing extensive hydropower development, but the magnitude of related greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are not well known.
This ‘Dams Observatory’ tracks all hydropower dams that are larger than 15 megawatts installed capacity, and/or those with a reservoir area of 0.5km2 or larger.
Environmental rights groups have repeatedly warned that the project would have a costly impact on the Mekong fisheries and biodiversity.