The latest dam incident is a strong reminder that profit is not everything, and that dams come with a high risk.
Unpredictable and extreme rainfall patterns caused by climate change make the management of water in reservoirs very challenging.
Despite no official record, some believed the number of kidnapped and unregistered workers could be up to 200,000.
With fields too hot and productivity too low, it is no surprise that Thailand has such an influx of Cambodian workers.
Much of Laos and the Mekong are vulnerable to such disasters and to broader environmental threats of large hydropower dams the Mekong.
Online publication to help understand how the regional intergovernmental organization promotes rule-based water cooperation among MRC member countries.
“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.
China is helping Laos with its plans to develop as a regional power hub supplying electricity to Southeast Asia and China’s Yunnan province.
With less than 30% of Greater Mekong’s forests remaining, new WWF report highlights efforts by people and communities trying to stop the devastation.
“The old option for rich nations to ship their waste halfway across the planet is disappearing.”
But the real game changer will be the Pan-Asia Railway Network, with separate routs via Vietnam and Cambodia, one through Laos and the third through Myanmar.
“It’s basically under the guise of internationalizing China, but it’s more about resource extraction and attaining materials.”