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Cambodian Villagers Threaten Renewed Protests Against Dam Developer

Indigenous villagers perform a spiritual ceremony to curse the developer of the Lower Sesan 2 dam in Stung Treng province, Feb. 28, 2015. Hundreds of indigenous villagers on Monday threatened to continue protests against the developer of a [...]

Dam public consultation ends in protest, criticism

By Lun Min Mang Doubts surrounded both the conduct and the outcome of the first public consultation meeting on the Mong Ton Dam in Taunggyi yesterday. Activists wearing headbands calling for an end to dams on the Thanlwin River stand [...]

Sustainable Hydropower Pitch for Burma Difficult to Swallow

Burma, or Myanmar, has recently become a lucrative destination for foreign investors, ever since the election a couple of years ago. For the hydropower industry, the natural resource rich country of Burma is among the last targets with high potential. [...]

By |February 9th, 2015|Dams and development projects|

Mekong Delta residents object to Don Sahong dam construction

People in the Mekong Delta and scientists have opposed construction of Don Sahong Dam in Laos and other dams on the Mekong River, according to the Vietnam Rivers Network (VRN). Farmers net white-legged shrimp in the Mekong Delta province [...]

Hydropower Projects on the Salween River: An Update (3)

Salween Watch Hat Gyi Dam The Hat Gyi Dam is located in Karen State about 47 kilometers from the Thailand-Burma border. The project is being jointly developed by EGAT International Co and China’s Sinohydro Corporation. With an installed capacity of 1,360 MW, [...]

By |November 14th, 2014|Dams and development projects|

Hydropower Projects on the Salween River: An Update (2)

Salween Watch Nong Pha Dam Located in Shan State, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop the Nong Pha Dam dam project was signed during the trip of Chinese Vice President (and now President), Mr. Xi Jinping, to Burma in 2010. Only [...]

By |November 14th, 2014|Dams and development projects|

Hydropower Projects on the Salween River: An Update (1)

Hydropower Projects on the Salween River: An Update (1) Salween Watch Over the past decade, plans for 13 hydropower projects have been proposed for the Salween River in China and another six in the lower reaches of the river in Burma [...]

By |November 14th, 2014|Dams and development projects|

Dam Projects Ignite a Legal Battle Over Mekong River’s Future (3)

Downstream, a Second Dam Rises By Michelle Nijhuis Photographs by David Guttenfelder About 700 miles (1,125 kilometers) south of the Xayaburi construction site, on the border between Laos and Cambodia, the Mekong roars over a jumble of basalt cliffs, forming [...]

By |September 8th, 2014|Dams and development projects|

Dam Projects Ignite a Legal Battle Over Mekong River’s Future (2)

Court Challenges BY Michelle Nijhuis Photographs by David Guttenfelder In June, the Xayaburi Dam's opponents were strengthened when a Thai national court agreed to hear a lawsuit by 37 villagers who are challenging the Thai government's plans to buy most [...]

By |September 8th, 2014|Dams and development projects|

Dam Projects Ignite a Legal Battle Over Mekong River’s Future 1

Opponents see threats to fish spawning, food supply, and a way of life in Southeast Asia. In northern Laos, a boat heads toward the site of the Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River. The dam is about 30 percent complete. [...]

By |September 8th, 2014|Dams and development projects|