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.
China’s Jul 18 white paper on ecological progress on the Tibetan Plateau is riddled with lies and factual errors known full well to those who are paying attention.
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.
The tallest species of flying birds on earth, and Tram Chim National Park in Dong Thap province used to be their top destination in the Mekong Delta.
Productivity may not last forever. In fact, delta farmers and other residents are already experiencing problems.