While it is still too early to tell how China’s approach will affect Mekong water governance, theoretical and empirical evidence tends to suggest that it presents both opportunities and risks.
Drought and saltwater intrusion in rivers are putting great pressure on Vietnam’s agriculture and aquaculture hub, the Mekong Delta.
In addition to the evidence of environmental damage caused by the dam, the plaintiffs also request that the court issue an injunction to suspend the power purchase agreement.
Based on the water availability in their localities, they should switch crops and restructure agriculture and comply with relevant agencies’ recommendations.
With disaster management efforts just now underway, the Plain of Jars is an important example of safeguarding World Heritage.
The Myanmar and Japanese governments are working together to deliver clean, drinkable water to millions of Yangon residents and end groundwater use, but the city’s poorest households may miss out on the benefits.
Southeast Asia’s aggressive development to spur economic growth and feed its growing populations is stripping the region’s coasts of mangrove forests at rates faster than anywhere, new research shows.