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Women Must Be Central to Decisions on Mekong Hydropower | The Bangkok Post

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
A recent trip to the Mekong Basin reminds us that women's voices must be central to decision-making on hydropower, and in broader energy planning for Thailand and the region.

World Bank Set for Uganda Dam Refinancing Talks Despite Criticism | Financial Times

Bujagali Falls in March 2007, before dam construction.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
The World Bank is poised to decide whether to refinance loans on a Ugandan dam despite criticism from the bank’s own watchdog that workers’ rights were violated on the project.

World Bank Refinancing of Uganda's Bujagali Hydropower Scheme Under the Spotlight | Devex

The Bujagali Falls in Uganda.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The World Bank is considering refinancing the controversial Bujagali hydropower project in Uganda despite serious concerns from civil society groups and the bank’s own watchdogs.

Concerns Over Laos Dam's Environmental Impact | Al Jazeera

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Laos' communist government says it needs the controversial Don Sahong Dam to improve its economy. But many argue that not enough research has been done.

Silent Waterworld: Cambodian Village Submerged by Floodwater from Chinese-Built Dam | Independent

Srekor village is now fully submerged
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
“I had tears in my eyes when I saw my flooded home and village. Every time I think about my life before our village was flooded, I long to go back to that time.”

Global River Cleanups Grow | Christian Science Monitor

Enjoying an urban river in Paris.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
From Portland to Paris, Los Angeles to London, cities around the world are rejuvenating their waterways.

Press Release | Cambodian Village Now Fully Submerged by Lower Sesan 2 Dam

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Srekor village in Stung Treng, Cambodia, has now been fully submerged by the rising floodwaters of the Lower Sesan 2 Dam. The village remains only in name.

Brazil Shelves Plans for New Megadams to Reassess Strategy | Bloomberg

Sunday, January 21, 2018
Brazil has shelved plans to build more mammoth Amazon hydropower dams, and the country will reassess their costs and environmental impacts.

Statement by Thai Mekong People’s Network from 1st Dialogue with Datang Hydropower Company on Pak Beng Dam

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
We, Thai Mekong People’s Network from Eight Provinces, declare our position from the Dialogue with Datang (Lao) Pak Beng Hydropower Co. Ltd.. We demand an integrated assessment of the Mekong dam cascade, including Xayaburi, Sanakham, Pak Beng and Don Sahong Dams. We support a Dialogue that builds on an evidence-based body of knowledge, and confirm our interest in an ongoing dialogue process. The 1st Dialogue between the representatives from Datang (Lao) Pak Beng Hydropower Co., Ltd. and representatives from Mekong Communities took place on 15 January 2018 at Chiang Khong, Chiang Rai, Thaila

Can regional cooperation secure the Mekong's future? I Bangkok Post

A fisherman casts his nets at the headwaters of the Mekong River in Qinghai province, northwestern China.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Leaders of the six riparian countries of the Lancang-Mekong, namely China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, are to meet Wednesday and Thursday in Phnom Penh for the 2nd Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Leaders' Meeting. On the agenda is endorsement of a Five-year Plan of Action and a declaration outlining commitment to cooperation on key issues, including shared governance of the Lancang-Mekong River.


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