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Brian Eyler cited in VF Press on the Mekong River Basin water resources

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Located downstream of the Mekong River, Vietnam is the country most at risk from water use activities of the upstream countries, regardless of the target for hydropower or agricultural irrigation. When all the hydropower projects, a large water transfer on the Mekong River Basin is in the startup phase, is still not too late to look into opportunities policy reforms to develop an overall basin plan with the goal of minimizing the impact on people and ecosystems, while ensuring the development needs of all parties.

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Mr. Brian Eyler experts shared Stimson Center of strategic planning capacity entire basin strategy, said development goals of the Lao government is to become Asia’s battery from hydropower, solar, wind … While energy demand in Vietnam is increasing rapidly. So, time to Laos and Vietnam need innovative approaches, appropriate to change the location of the dam on the map, hold water and still water for downstream distribution.

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