The Covid-19 pandemic is turning out to be the worst non-traditional security threat ever facing the whole region, a very strong political will and mutual trust among the LMC countries are required.
The tradeoff analyses reveal that losses of capture fisheries, sediment or nutrients, and social mitigation costs are greater than the benefits from electricity generation, improved irrigation, and flood control of the LMB region.
Rice farmers in the Mekong Delta are earning higher incomes from selling rice straw left over from the harvested 2019-2020 winter-spring rice crop.
Villagers have had to keep a constant eye on reservoir water levels, attempting to restart their traditional practices, even though their familial lands and the graves of their ancestors now lay below hundreds of feet of water.
A cascade of Chinese-built hydropower dams in northern Laos brings unwelcome changes to local ways of life
In Vietnam, rice has been a strategic crop for national food security. Vietnam is the fifth largest producer of rice in the world, the majority of which is grown in the Mekong Delta – a vast flood plain and one of Asia’s most fertile agricultural zones.
The seawater intrusion, into Thailand’s lower-level rivers and reservoirs, is just one of the many effects this season as the Southeast Asian nation goes through a drought that could be its worst in four decades.
Proposals being considered include 61 solar power projects totaling 5746 MW, seven wind power projects (1163MW), and six biomass projects (200MW).