River of Controversy

Friday, November 1, 2002
Mekong Fish

Damming and Blasting the Mekong

One of the greatest challenges facing Greater Mekong Subregion countries is deciding how development in the Mekong River basin should proceed. This briefing kit highlights how current plans to dam and construct a shipping channel threaten to undermine the livelihoods of millions, and outlines how the World Commission on Dams report can help resolve the competing needs in the basin.

This briefing kit was prepared on the occasion of the GMS Ministerial Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and is available in Lao, Thai, Vietnamese and Khmer from International Rivers.