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.
Online publication to help understand how the regional intergovernmental organization promotes rule-based water cooperation among MRC member countries.
The Korean owned PNPC dam company knew the partially built saddle dam was at risk to intense weather patterns during the monsoon season.
“China does not tell us what to do in our respective centres.” Interview on China creating the Global Centre Mekong Study (GCMS) to conduct academic research on the Mekong.
A dam under construction in Laos failed catastrophically leaving hundreds missing and thousands homeless with at least several feared dead.
China is helping Laos with its plans to develop as a regional power hub supplying electricity to Southeast Asia and China’s Yunnan province.
“It’s basically under the guise of internationalizing China, but it’s more about resource extraction and attaining materials.”
The human rights footprint of Thais is on the rise–linking malpractice of businesses, environmental destructions and large displacements.
Refused to answer questions about the disappearance of Sombath Somphone, an agricultural expert and sustainable development proponent who vanished at a police checkpoint in 2012.