External report

Past as Prologue: OED Assessment of World Bank Reform Progress in Laos

Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Environmental Defense reviews the World Bank's Operations Evaluations Department's assessment of the Lao government's weak public management performance and the implications for Nam Theun 2 revenue management.

Fluvicide: An Independent Environmental Assessment of Nam Theun 2 Hydropower Project In Laos

Wednesday, September 1, 2004
"Nam Theun 2 is the Laotian version of Thailand’s infamous Pak Mun Dam. UnlikePak Mun, which kills fish and other aquatic organisms only in one river, the Mun, NamTheun 2 hydropower project is brilliantly designed to kill them in three separate rivers: NamTheun, Xe Bang Fai, and Nam Hinboun. No matter how badly Nam Theun 2 turns out,however, the World Bank predictably will represent it as another one of its success stories."

The Environmental and Economic Impacts of the Nam Theun 2 Project on Xe Bang Fai River Communities

Tuesday, March 16, 2004
A paper by TERRA that explains the likely impacts of Nam Theun 2 on the Xe Bang Fai. If built, the Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project in Lao PDR would: completely change the flow of the Xe Bang Fai Rivercause severe impacts on the abundant fisheries and other resources that arefundamental to the food security of hundreds of communitiescause severe impacts on the livelihoods, food security and economy of between 50,000 to 120,000 people living in the Xe Bang Fai River Basin.

NGO Visit To The Proposed Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project In Laos

Sunday, February 1, 2004
Trip report from visit by Amis de la Terre (France), the Bank Information Center (USA), Campagna per la Riforma della Banca Mondiale (Italy), and Environmental Defense (USA) to the Nam Theun 2 project site.

The People and Their River

Thursday, November 15, 2001
A Survey of River-Based Livelihoods in the Xe Bang Fai River Basin in Central Lao PDRBy Bruce Shoemaker, Ian G. Baird and Monsiri Baird

Public Consultation and Participation in the Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project in the Lao PDR

Sunday, February 27, 2000
This paper was prepared as a submission to the Fourth Regional Consultation of the World Commission on Dams in Hanoi.

A Monitoring Study to Assess The Localized Impacts Created by The Nam Theun-Hinboun Hydro-Scheme On Fisheries

Tuesday, June 1, 1999
This study was prepared by the Theun–Hinboun Power Company’s fisheries specialist, Terry Warren. The Theun-Hinboun Power Company and Asian Development Bank refused to publish this study, presumably because they were not happy with its results and recommendations.

Review of Economic Impact Study: Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project

Friday, August 1, 1997
An independent review of the "Economic Impact Study of Nam Theun 2 Dam Project" prepared by Louis Berger International, Inc.

Independent Review of the 1997 NT2 Environmental Assessment and Management Plan (EAMP)

Thursday, July 31, 1997
The document entitled Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project Environmental Assessment and Management Plan (EAMP) - Draft Final Report 1997 has been reviewed in regards to the potential impacts related to environmental and economic impacts and the proposed mitigation measures. The review concludes that the EAMP provides a great deal of information but does not clearly describe the potential risks to the ecosystems or people of Laos.


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