News on Mekong dams and their impacts

With the Government of Laos announcing its plans for the construction of the Don Sahong dam in the Mekong mainstream, the discussion about the Mekong hydropower development and its impacts to Cambodia and the Tonle Sap system has again intensified.

As a result, several Cambodian newspapers have written about the subject; for some recent examples please see the links below.

Some of the news articles are related to the UNDP/SIWI/CDRI Workshop on Water-Food security in Cambodia. Aalto University’s Water & Development Research Group participated also in the workshop, presenting key results from our recent Exploring Tonle Sap Futures and IWRM-LAB research projects.

Phnom Penh Post: Dams, climate a bad mix

Phnom Penh Post: Nations unite against dam

Cambodia Daily: Mekong Dams a Long-Term Risk to Food Security

Cambodia Daily: Laos Hydropower Project Stirs Environmental Fears