This was very much an avoidable manmade tragedy caused by poor design, construction and operation.
Much of Laos and the Mekong are vulnerable to such disasters and to broader environmental threats of large hydropower dams the Mekong.
As Myanmar works to restructure to private sector management of the country’s forestry and timber resources, reports of illegal logging are surging.
After studying alternatives to mitigate the impacts of pending dam projects in Laos and Cambodia, experts say, just say NO.
The election campaign has been accompanied by an uptick in felled trees and suspected collusion between the enforcement rangers and the illegal loggers.
Online publication to help understand how the regional intergovernmental organization promotes rule-based water cooperation among MRC member countries.
The Korean owned PNPC dam company knew the partially built saddle dam was at risk to intense weather patterns during the monsoon season.
Myanmar’s 2015 Environmental Impact Assessment law can be ignored when building an industrial park, even if next to an eco-resort and residential development.
“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.
Although Vietnam’s forest coverage has increased, the quality has been declining, says the director of the Silviculture Research Institute.