‘Water Grabbing’ On The Mekong – Analysis

As dam-building projects continue to proliferate along Southeast Asia’s vital Mekong River, experts in a recent online discussion panel agreed that the area is fast becoming overloaded with them, dredging up far-reaching issues ranging from international friction and industry “water grabs” to widespread ecological disasters and the growing impacts of climate change. Speakers at the recent East-West Center Research Program virtual panel on “Mekong Dams: Debates and the Politics of Evidence agreed that such pressing issues require urgent, collaborative problem-solving.

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