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Topics: Hydropower dams

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  • Laos to build Don Sahong dam (thanks to Chinese help)

    The Laotian government officially announces the construction of the dam. Once completed, it will likely affect the lives of at least 60 million people, damaging crops and ecosys...

  • Regulatory Shortcomings Open the Way to More Dams on the Mekong

    Plans for more dams along the Mekong are causing concern among environmentalists and pressure groups. But the body tasked with overseeing such projects has limited powers to imp...

  • Sustainable Hydropower Master Plan for the Xe Kong Basin Lao PDR

    The Master Plan was developed by the Natural Heritage Institute (NHI) and a team of international experts in full collaboration with the Government of Lao PDR (GoL). The purpos...

  • National sector review 2003: Hydropower

    Cambodia is one of the south-east Asian countries that is rich in water resources. According to the latest preliminary study, the total hydropower potential of the country is es...

  • Exec Summary - Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Myanmar Hydropower Sector

    မှနြှာန ိုငငြံ ရအောားလွှပစြဈထိုတလြိုပရြေားကဏျဍသညြ ှှံှေ့ပှ ှုားရေားအရကာငအြထညရြှာြှှု ကနဦားအဆငြ့တြှငသြာ ရှ ရန ရသားသညြ့အြတှကြ လွှပစြဈထိုတလြိုပြှှုက ို ပတဝြနြားက ငြ နှငြ့ြ လူှှုရော...

  • Exec Summary - Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Myanmar Hydropower Sector

    The Myanmar hydropower sector, in the early stages of development, has the opportunity to develop sustainably by balancing electricity generation with environmental and social o...

  • Tragic Trade-offs: The MRC Council Study and the Impacts of Hydropower Development on the Mekong

    The factsheet summarizes key findings and recommendations of the Council Study in relation to hydropower development in the Lower Mekong Basin. The findings of the Council Study...

  • Launching Lower Sesan II Hydropower Dam

    The article, from the Office of the Council of Ministers, is about the Prime Minister of Cambodia launching the Lower Sesan II Hydropower Dam.

  • Offloading Risks & Avoiding Liabilities: How Financial Institutions Consider Hydropower Risks in Laos

    The collapse of Saddle Dam D of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Dam project in Southern Laos in July 2018 directed a great deal of public attention to the risks and dangers associated wit...

  • Structural Injustice, Slow Violence? The Political Ecology of a “Best Practice” Hydropower Dam in Lao PDR

    Large areas of the rural Lao landscape are being rapidly transformed by infrastructure development projects. Arguably, it is hydraulic development that is contributing most si...

  • Dodgy deal: Lower Sesan 2 dam project

    Located on the Sesan River, just below the confluence of the Srepok River in Cambodia's Stung Treng Province Province, the large 420MW, $816 million Lower Sesan 2 hydropower dam...

  • Procedures for Notification, Prior Consultation and Agreement (PNPCA)

    This publication describes the Procedures for Notification, Prior Consultation and Agreement (PNPCA) undertaken by MRC member countries for certain projects related to water use...

  • Lower Sesan 2 hydro project EIA review

    The purpose of this review is to provide comments on the adequacy of the EIA for decision making by the Ministry of Environment (MoE) as well as the Electricity Authority of Cam...

  • Hydro CDM hall of shame

    The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is meant to catalyze climate-friendly and sustainable projects in low-income countries. In Cambodia, despite a lack of sufficient consultat...

  • Final presentation of Cambodia Prek Liang I-II hydropower projects

    This screen shot demonstrates the final presentation about the hydropower dam project which will be developed at Prek Liang and surrounding areas, about 400 Km away from Phnom P...

  • All Hydropower Potential Must be Developed: Energy Official.

    This media article argues presents the Laos PDR governments stance on hydropower projects in Laos. It cites government representatives' discussion about why Laos' hydpropower pr...

  • Power Surge: The Impacts of Rapid Dam Development in Laos - An International Rivers Report

    This report presents the challenges that hydropower development poses to rural livelihoods and fragile ecosystems, and details the specific impacts caused by Lao dam projects. I...

  • The people and their river, the World Bank and its Dam: Revisiting the Xe bang fai river in Laos

    According to the World Bank, ‘[NT2] demonstrates that hydro power projects can be designed and implemented to deliver sustainable outcomes through state-of-the-art environment...

  • Rescaling and Reordering Nature–Society Relations: The Nam Theun 2 Hydropower Dam and Laos–Thailand Electricity Networks 2015

    This article may be used for research, teaching, and private study purposes. Any substantial or systematic reproduction, redistribution, reselling, loan, sub-licensing, systemat...

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