By Richard Cronin July 30, 2018 | 08:07 am GMT+7
After studying alternatives to mitigate the impacts of pending dam projects in Laos and Cambodia, experts say, just say NO.
A family is evacuated to a refugee camp after a hydropower dam collapsed in Laos’ Attapeu Province on July 23. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Nguyen
The catastrophic collapse of a dam during unusually heavy rain on July 24 in Laos’ southern Attapeu Province has greatly enhanced the importance of two separate reports by the California-based National Heritage Institution (NHI) on two massive dam projects planned by Laos and Cambodia that would fatally degrade the vital core of the world’s most productive riverine ecosystems and its agriculturally rich Delta.