Countries through which the Mekong River – one of the world’s largest, longest rivers – runs, have been working on ways to manage the opportunities and challenges that come from their shared borders.
Wealthy nations’ drastic increase in construction sand consumption contributes to erosion of estuaries. Sand worth US$752m was imported by Singapore from Cambodia between 2007 and 2016.
Offshore wind energy could grow from the current 4.5 GW into a major $20-30 billion annual global market in the coming decade and the emerging Asian markets stand to benefit the most
As investment in hydropower and construction projects ramp up, ecosystems and communities along Southeast Asia’s longest river are paying the price.
This was very much an avoidable manmade tragedy caused by poor design, construction and operation.
Lao hydraulic infrastructure frequently induces systemic, path-dependent and disruptive socio-ecological transformations.
Much of Laos and the Mekong are vulnerable to such disasters and to broader environmental threats of large hydropower dams the Mekong.
After studying alternatives to mitigate the impacts of pending dam projects in Laos and Cambodia, experts say, just say NO.