(August 9, 2009) Bhutan, India, Nepal & Pakistan are commissioning, contracting, planning hundred of dams along the Himalayans. Time is ticking out for the world community who are conscious about the negative consequences of a dam.
Cooperation key to Mekong’s use and protection
(July 11, 2009) Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry sokesman Le Dung expressed Vietnam’s wish for regional cooperation in the protection and exploitation of the Mekong river.
Tipaimukh Dam- will be another man made Disaster
(July 11, 2009) Proposed Tipaimukh Dam by India- will be another man made Disaster in the Himalayan & bay of Bengal region. Time is ticking out. We- a tiny Farmers’ Research Institute working at the very local level wish to start a campaign against and find alternative for India to the proposed dam "Tipaimukh" – which is being constructed by India for generating Hydropower only.
Dams across the Mekong could trigger a “water war”
(June 25, 2009) For now, the lower stretches of the Mekong River remain a symbol of peace and tranquillity in a region that was once bloodied by war. But for how long? That question is gaining attention following fears expressed by environmentalists that plans to build 11 large hydropower dams on the mainstream of Southeast Asia’s largest waterway could trigger a “water war.”
Coalition raises dam worries
(June 18, 2009) Group says Cambodian fisheries vulnerable to planned Mekong hydro dams.
Mekong citizens appeal to Thai PM against construction of dams
(June 18, 2009) Citizens of six countries which share the Mekong River on Thursday submitted a petition with 16,000 signatures to Thailand’s Prime Minister to save the Mekong River.
Eureka Films’ documentary “Saving the Mekong” now on You Tube
(June 10, 2009) “Saving the Mekong”, produced by Eureka Films, portrays how fishing communities in the Siphandone (Four Thousand Islands) stretch of the Mekong in southern Laos are threatened by hydro development. The proposed developments would block fish migrations and push the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin to extinction.
Something smells fishy
(June 9, 2009) When the World Bank decided to finance the Pak Mun dam at the confluence of the Mekong and Mun rivers in Thailand, it faced fierce criticism and relentless opposition due to the project’s predicted environmental damage.
China on the Mekong: Stonewalling will burst the dam of diplomacy
(May 28, 2009) The Chinese government is sending out signals—albeit small ones— that it may start addressing issues relating to dams on the Mekong River.
UN says China dams threaten water supplies to Mekong delta farmers
(May 28, 2009) China’s construction of big hydro-power dams on the Mekong River will be a great threat to the future of the river, a significant water source for Southeast Asia, a United Nations report said. Senior experts analysed the impacts on Vietnam’s Mekong River Delta.
UN says dams are the biggest threat to the Mekong River
(May 25, 2009) The UN is warning China that its desire to pursue hydro-electric projects may pose the biggest threat to the Mekong River– one of the most vital sources of freshwater for countries in South East Asia. The Chinese government is planning to build as many as eight dams on the upper half of the Mekong as it winds through Yunnan province.
Environmentalists cheer Premier Wen Jiabao’s call to stop construction on Liuku dam
(May 22, 2009) Environmentalists welcomed China’s Premier Wen Jiabao’s call for a stop to construction of the Liuku hydropower station on the Nu (Salween) river in Yunnan—one of only two rivers in China that has not been dammed.
Environmentalists worried over impact of Mekong damning
(April 27, 2009) Environmentalists have warned that the damning of Mekong Rivers will have a significant trans boundary impact on countries which share this river, including Burma but accessing information on the issue in Burma is limited.
Expert warns against dam projects
(April 27, 2009) International environmental experts warned this week that hydropower dams to be built on the Mekong River will have serious and long-term impacts on the environment and livelihoods of millions of people living along the river, especially those at its lower reaches in Laos and Cambodia.
Say no to more dams on the Mekong river
(April 21, 2009) The Save the Mekong coalition is fighting to keep the governments of Cambodia, Thailand and Laos from building 11 massive hydroelectric dams along the Mekong River mainstream. If construction is allowed to proceed, the dams will disrupt fish migration patterns; effectively putting an end to what is currently one of the world’s most productive inland fisheries.