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Stimson’s “Letters from the Mekong” cited in Radio Free Asia on Mekong dams

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A new study has called for standardized transboundary impact assessments on all planned hydropower dam projects on Southeast Asia’s Mekong River amid concerns over the threat they pose to the environment and tens of millions of people who rely on the waterway for their livelihoods.


“The lack of data on fish life cycles, agriculture, and other hydrological data is widely recognized as an obstacle to understanding the impacts of individual projects,” said the report, entitled “Letters From the Mekong” and authored by Stimson’s director of the Southeast Asia program Richard Cronin and program research associate Courtney Weatherby.

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