On a stretch of the Ayeyarwady river, fishermen from six villages work hand-in-fin with 26 Irrawaddy dolphins in a unique collaboration.
There worries that donors will tire of the cause, and that the people in the GMS will grow to resent the obsession with malaria when they have more pressing needs. Yet if the effort lets up, malaria will roar back.
But the trickle-down effect of Chinese largesse has been minimal, exacerbating an already burgeoning wealth gap between the politically connected, aspiring mercantile class and the poor who can only watch, dumbfounded.
The closure of the world-class tourist site, Maya Bay in Krabi, to visitors was extended indefinitely to allow the damaged marine ecosystem to fully recover, drawing immediate protests from tour operators.
A communities-led emergency response plan is being advocated to cope with water hazards and dam disasters on the entire Mekong River Basin, as climate change magnifies the threats of water disasters posed by dams.
Cambodia’s dominant political network has infiltrated down to the local level through a hydraulic control paradigm, unwittingly aided and abetted by international development assistance.
As the Kingdom’s construction boom continues, the local production of cement has evolved alongside it. But potential environmental issues may prove costly