The eco-systems and the communities that depend on this Mekong tributary in Laos are facing tremendous changes because of a cascade of seven-dams being built by China’s Sinohydro Corporation.
The projects include mining, agriculture and logging concessions, as well as the China-backed Muse-Mandalay railway project, a part of the Chinese government’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
As coastal erosion continues to affect thousands of lives in Việt Nam’s southernmost province, authorities are taking steps to adapt to climate change before the damage reaches irreversible levels.
Ten residents from Nasang village, who lost land to the railway, took photographs and shared, in their own words, how the railway is altering their livelihoods and shaping their hopes for the future.
Mekong Delta authorities ask Vietnamese officials to address the inter-Governmental Mekong River Commission and step up diplomatic efforts to deal with countries upstream that are threatening the river’s flow.
There are critical problems of inequality surrounding access to domestic and irrigation water. Exploring issues of gender and poverty allows us to ask who has power, a voice, and the opportunity to improve their situation.