Allison Carr

Research Associate

Southeast Asia

Allison Carr is a Research Associate with prior experience as a GIS specialist and researcher with skills in geospatial data analysis, data visualization, and cartography. Her favorite applications for GIS technology include assessing the environmental impacts of infrastructure development and modeling urban growth. She holds a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design and a B.A. in Geography from the George Washington University.


An open-source online platform for near-real time monitoring of dams and environmental impacts in the Mekong Basin

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Thailand as a Regional Energy Influencer

As a major power investor in Laos and rising electricity trading hub, Thailand holds significant influence over regional power development

High-Speed Rail in Laos

The Kunming-Vientiane Railway is slated to begin operating in 2021, five years after construction on the project officially commenced.

Energy Developments in the 3S Basin

Hydropower in the 3S Basin could help meet skyrocketing electricity demand, but dams threaten fisheries and agriculture in the Mekong Basin

Damming the Mekong to its Ecological Tipping Point

An excess of hydropower development in the Mekong Basin and a sub-optimal application of ESG safeguards are driving the river to ruin.

Mekong Infrastructure Tracker 2020 Annual Report

A 2020 review of the data and activities for the Mekong Infrastructure Tracker

Project Note
Mekong Dam Monitor lifts the veil on basin-wide dam operations

For the first time ever, a near-real time picture of how major dams and climate conditions impact the Mekong’s hydrological conditions is publicly available for policy makers, downstream communities, researchers, and activists. The Mekong Dam Monitor w…

Mekong Dam Monitor: Methods and Processes

The methods and processes described below demonstrate how Mekong Dam Monitor indicators and analysis are generated.

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