This report is about plans to build the 480 MW and 75 metre high Lower Sesan 2 dam on the Sesan River in Sesan District, Stung Treng Province, northeastern Cambodia, the tens of thousands of people who are expected to be negatively impacted by the project, and options for dam developers and the government of Cambodia to uphold the rights of local people. The dam would be built just downstream from the confluence of the Srepok River, thus blocking two of the largest rivers in the Mekong River Basin, and causing serious negative environmental impacts.

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Data Resource Preview - Best Practices in Compensation and Resettlement for Large Dams The Case of the Planned Lower Sesan 2 Hydropower Project in Northeastern Cambodia

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Electricity policy and administration
  • Environmental and biodiversity protection
  • Water resources
  • Water rights
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
Copyright Yes
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© Published by the Rivers Coalition in Cambodia, May 2009. This publication may be quoted or copied for non-commercial purposes provided that full acknowledgement of the source is given.

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Author (individual) Baird, Ian G.
Publication place Cambodia
Publisher The Rivers Coalition in Cambodia
Publication date 2009
Pagination 139 p
Date uploaded June 14, 2015, 22:48 (UTC)
Date modified December 13, 2015, 12:01 (UTC)