Mekong News

Der Mekong ist mit etwa 4.500 Kilometern Länge der zehntgrößte Fluss der Welt und bietet die Ernährungsgrundlage für 60 Millionen Menschen. 2,6 Millionen Tonnen Fische und andere für die Ernährungssicherheit wichtige Arten werden in dieser weltweit größten Binnenfischerei jährlich gefangen. Aus dem Mekong stammen 19-25 Prozent der weltweiten Süßwasserfischfänge.

Der Mekong entspringt aus mehreren Flüssen im Tibetischen Hochland und fließt im Oberlauf durch China, wo er bereits sehr verbaut ist. In seinem Unterlauf (Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Kambodscha, Vienam) fließt der Mekong noch frei, mit einer der höchsten Biodiversitäts-Dichten der Welt. Jedoch wurde 2012 mit dem Xayaburiprojekt in Laos der Spatenstich für die komplette (Staudamm-)Verbauung auch dieses Abschnittes gesetzt. Für das nächste Staudammprojekt „Don Sahong“ wurden 2015 die ersten Verträge unterzeichnet. Die Verbauungspläne folgen hauptsächlich den wirtschaftlichen Interessen weniger Entscheidungsträger in der Region. Für eine sozial verträglichere und ökologisch nachhaltige Elektrifizierung der Region wären andere und kleinere Projekte viel sinnvoller.

Am unteren Mekong sind elf Wasserkraftanlagen im Hauptstrom geplant. 77 weitere Kraftwerke sind für die Nebenflüsse vorgesehen. Werden diese realisiert, ist mit einem enormen Rückgang der Biodiversität und der natürlichen Fischbestände zu rechnen. Ebenso fehlen dann die durch den frei fließenden Fluss transportierten Sedimente und Nährstoffe, die für die hohe landwirtschaftliche Nutzbarkeit des Mekong-Deltas sorgen. Allein im Deltagebiet leben 17 Millionen Menschen. Hier- in der „Reiskammer Südostasiens“ – werden zur Zeit 50 Prozent der Grundnahrungsmittel Vietnams angebaut.

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Die Grafik zeigt schon fertig gestellte Staudämme (schwarze Blöcke) sowie im Bau befindliche (graue Blöcke) und geplante Staudämme (weiße Blöcke). Quelle: Save the Mekong, Stand März 2016

Hier geht es zu der interaktiven Karte des Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems, die Daten zu verschiedenen Dämmen in der Mekong-Region liefert

 

Studien zum Thema

 

Videos zum Thema

Mekong Watch 2016:
Hoo Sahong, a Fish Corridor Threatened by Dam Development
If the Fish Change, the Food Changes
The Pa Soy Has to Adapt

Radio Free Asia 2016:
Cambodian Villagers Hold Prayer Ritual for Dam Compensation

Save World Rivers 2015:
Dam Effects Without Borders

Earth Rights International 2014:
A Thousand Times: How the Don Sahong Dam Endangers Communities

Oxfam 2014:
Voices From the Community: Women on Air
Voices from the community: The Lower Sesan 2 Project

Journeyman Pictures 2013:
Ruthless damming of Mekong river could displace millions

Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development 2013:
„Critically claimed, the film MEKONG examines the issues of hydro power development and its impact on Mekong River citizen’s lives.“
MEKONG – The Film [English Version]

 

News 2017

21. März 2017: Khmer Times: Dam blamed as dolphins vanish

14. Februar 2017: The Nation: Striking a balance between conservation and development at the heart of Mekong struggle

03. Februar 2017: The Cambodia Daily: Kith Meng Backs Plans for Three Hydropower Dams

11. Jänner 2017: The Cambodia Daily: Hun Sen Visits Laos Dam Site, Again Promises Cheap Power

 

News 2016

28. Dezember 2016: My Mekong: Public Statement by the Network of Thai People in Eight Mekong Provinces Stop blasting Mekong rapids: Protect Thailand’s territory, ecology and natural heritage

14. Dezember 2016: The Laotian Times: Pak Beng Project Awaits MRC Review, Comments

13. Dezember 2016: Nevada Today: New Mekong River initiative will highlight values of biodiversity, ecosystems

29. November 2016: The Cambodia Daily: Sweden Pledges $5.3M to Mekong River Body

28. November 2016: The Diplomat: Killing the Mekong, Dam by Dam

23. November 2016: Mekong River Commission: The 23rd MRC Council Meeting approves one Secretariat Office relocation plan

18. November 2016: VOA: More Alarms Over Next Hydropower Dam in Laos

17. November 2016: Ecologist: Don Sahong Dam – disaster in the making that must be halted!

16. November 2016: Asia Pacific: Xayaburi dam: ‚Testing ground for untried technologies‘

14. November 2016: Mekong River Commission: China’s emergency water supply increased Mekong’s water level, says an MRC-China joint study

14. November 2016: The Nation: Commission chief insists ‘imperfect’ body has river basin’s interests at heart

08. November 2016: Open Development Mekong: Lao PDR is to undertake MRC’s prior consultation on its new hydropower development plan in Pak Beng

08. November 2016: Khmer Times: Laos Submits Mekong Dam Proposal

25. September 2016: TUOI TRE NEWS: Lao hydropower project death sentence for Mekong fish
Mit aktuellen Bildern der Don Sahong Baustelle!

12. September 2016: Vietstock: Xayaboury approves small hydropower plants for study

01. September 2016: The Cambodia Daily: As Budget Drops, Commission Prepares for New Laos Dam

Der Mekong ist mit etwa 4.500 Kilometern Länge der zehntgrößte Fluss der Welt und bietet die Ernährungsgrundlage für 60 Millionen Menschen. 2,6 Millionen Tonnen Fische und andere für die Ernährungssicherheit wichtige Arten werden in dieser weltweit größten Binnenfischerei jährlich gefangen. Aus dem Mekong stammen 19-25 Prozent der weltweiten Süßwasserfischfänge.

Der Mekong entspringt aus mehreren Flüssen im Tibetischen Hochland und fließt im Oberlauf durch China, wo er bereits sehr verbaut ist. In seinem Unterlauf (Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Kambodscha, Vienam) fließt der Mekong noch frei, mit einer der höchsten Biodiversitäts-Dichten der Welt. Jedoch wurde 2012 mit dem Xayaburiprojekt in Laos der Spatenstich für die komplette (Staudamm-)Verbauung auch dieses Abschnittes gesetzt. Für das nächste Staudammprojekt „Don Sahong“ wurden 2015 die ersten Verträge unterzeichnet. Die Verbauungspläne folgen hauptsächlich den wirtschaftlichen Interessen weniger Entscheidungsträger in der Region. Für eine sozial verträglichere und ökologisch nachhaltige Elektrifizierung der Region wären andere und kleinere Projekte viel sinnvoller.

Am unteren Mekong sind elf Wasserkraftanlagen im Hauptstrom geplant. 77 weitere Kraftwerke sind für die Nebenflüsse vorgesehen. Werden diese realisiert, ist mit einem enormen Rückgang der Biodiversität und der natürlichen Fischbestände zu rechnen. Ebenso fehlen dann die durch den frei fließenden Fluss transportierten Sedimente und Nährstoffe, die für die hohe landwirtschaftliche Nutzbarkeit des Mekong-Deltas sorgen. Allein im Deltagebiet leben 17 Millionen Menschen. Hier- in der „Reiskammer Südostasiens“ – werden zur Zeit 50 Prozent der Grundnahrungsmittel Vietnams angebaut.

http://d8lktyzx0qqvd.cloudfront.net/timelines/user215366/timeline388607/14190700472.-mekong_mainstream_dams.jpg

Die Grafik zeigt schon fertig gestellte Staudämme (schwarze Blöcke) sowie im Bau befindliche (graue Blöcke) und geplante Staudämme (weiße Blöcke). Quelle: Save the Mekong, Stand März 2016

Hier geht es zu der interaktiven Karte des Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems, die Daten zu verschiedenen Dämmen in der Mekong-Region liefert

Studien zum Thema

Videos zum Thema

Mekong Watch 2016:
Hoo Sahong, a Fish Corridor Threatened by Dam Development
If the Fish Change, the Food Changes
The Pa Soy Has to Adapt

Radio Free Asia 2016:
Cambodian Villagers Hold Prayer Ritual for Dam Compensation

Save World Rivers 2015:
Dam Effects Without Borders

Earth Rights International 2014:
A Thousand Times: How the Don Sahong Dam Endangers Communities

Oxfam 2014:
Voices From the Community: Women on Air
Voices from the community: The Lower Sesan 2 Project

Journeyman Pictures 2013:
Ruthless damming of Mekong river could displace millions

Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development 2013:
„Critically claimed, the film MEKONG examines the issues of hydro power development and its impact on Mekong River citizen’s lives.“
MEKONG – The Film [English Version]

News 2016

14. Dezember 2016: The Laotian Times: Pak Beng Project Awaits MRC Review, Comments

13. Dezember 2016: Nevada Today: New Mekong River initiative will highlight values of biodiversity, ecosystems

29. November 2016: The Cambodia Daily: Sweden Pledges $5.3M to Mekong River Body

28. November 2016: The Diplomat: Killing the Mekong, Dam by Dam

23. November 2016: Mekong River Commission: The 23rd MRC Council Meeting approves one Secretariat Office relocation plan

18. November 2016: VOA: More Alarms Over Next Hydropower Dam in Laos

17. November 2016: Ecologist: Don Sahong Dam – disaster in the making that must be halted!

16. November 2016: Asia Pacific: Xayaburi dam: ‚Testing ground for untried technologies‘

14. November 2016: Mekong River Commission: China’s emergency water supply increased Mekong’s water level, says an MRC-China joint study

14. November 2016: The Nation: Commission chief insists ‘imperfect’ body has river basin’s interests at heart

08. November 2016: Open Development Mekong: Lao PDR is to undertake MRC’s prior consultation on its new hydropower development plan in Pak Beng

08. November 2016: Khmer Times: Laos Submits Mekong Dam Proposal

25. September 2016: TUOI TRE NEWS: Lao hydropower project death sentence for Mekong fish
Mit aktuellen Bildern der Don Sahong Baustelle!

12. September 2016: Vietstock: Xayaboury approves small hydropower plants for study

01. September 2016: The Cambodia Daily: As Budget Drops, Commission Prepares for New Laos Dam

26. August 2016: vietnam.net: Laos starts construction on Don Sahong hydropower project

29.Juli: The Cambodia Herald: Cambodia to complete controversial hydropower dam next year

22. Juni 2016: The Cambodia Daily: Will Lower Sesan 2 Dam Be a Food-Security Catastrophe?

21. Juni 2016: International Rivers: PR – Don Sahong Dam Construction Creates Uncertainty Over Future of Regional Fisheries and Food Security

14. Juni 2016: International Rivers: PR | UN Envoys Report Concern over Don Sahong Dam Impacts to Human Rights Council

06. Juni 2016: The Nation: Mekong dam projects ‘could destroy livelihoods, ecology’

25. Mai 2016: The Phnom Penh Post: The MRC, a platform for cooperation

20. Mai 2016: The Phnom Penh Post: Mekong River in danger, but MRC is ‘weak’

19. Mai 2016: East by Southeast: Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Overlooks the Real Key to Peace and Prosperity: Mekong People

18. Mai 2016: Bangkok Post: CK gets B19bn environmental contract for Xayaburi dam

04. April 2016: Mekong River Comission: MRC to Review Viet Nam’s Mekong Delta Study on Hydropower Development

01. April 2016: The Phnom Penh Post: Centre in China to aid Mekong management

25. März 2016: Save the Mekong: Leaders of 6 Mekong Countries Must Listen to the People!

23. März 2016: Bangkok Post: China’s Mekong dam release ’nothing special‘

22. März 2016: The Nation: China’s ‘generosity’ only goes so far

19. März 2016: The Nation: Water diplomacy by China offers drought relief

14. März 2016: Mekong Watch: Open Letter: Recommendations for Protection of the Mekong River Environment

12. März 2016: The Diplomat: Drought Fans Tensions Along the Mekong

10. März 2016: Bangkok Post: Pak Moon dam still a dilemma 25 years on

07. März 2016: Lao News Agency: Xayaboury hydropower project 60% complete

05. März 2016: Bangkok Post: Right way forward for the Mekong River

27. Februar 2016: The Cambodia Daily: Dam Protesters Seek Intervention by Angkor Beer Investor

16. Februar 2016: Open Development Mekong: Families displaced by dam get new houses

10. Februar 2016: Khmer Times: Managing the Mekong River for All

26. Jänner 2016: The Phnom Penh Post: Mekong diversion under way in Thailand

25. Jänner 2016: International Rivers: PR – Thai Communities Appeal Xayaburi Lawsuit Verdict

25. Jänner 2016: The Phnom Penh Post: Environmental activists briefly held in Laos

18. Jänner 2016: Khmer Times: Government Says No Dams until 2020

16. Jänner 2016: The Ecologist: Damming the Mekong – the myth of ’sustainable hydropower‘

15. Jänner 2016: The Nation: Water management requires a more holistic view

15. Jänner 2016: GreenID Viet Nam: „Don Sahong Dam causes no transboundary impacts“ Really?

14. Jänner 2016: The Phnom Penh Post: Donors slash funding for MRC

13. Jänner 2016: The Nation: Dammed if they don’t: Mekong countries face crucial choice today

06. Jänner 2016: Vientiane Times: Work powers ahead on Don Sahong dam

News 2015

25. Dezember 2015: International Rivers: Mekong Villagers To Appeal Xayaburi Court Case Decision

25. Dezember 2015: International Rivers: Mekong Villagers To Appeal Xayaburi Court Case Decision

23. Dezember 2015: Business & Human Rights Ressource Centre: Xayaburi dam lawsuit (re Laos & Thailand)

11. Dezember 2015: The Phnom Penh Post: NGOs condemn dam power at COP21

30. November 2015: Bangkok Post: Mekong villagers in fight for their rights

November 2015: The Guardian: Mekong: a river rising

25. November 2015: International Rivers: Save the Mekong Statement Calling for Cancellation of The Don Sahong Dam

15. November 2015: Khmer Times: Mekong Locals Seek A Voice On Don Sahong

14. November 2015: Thanhnien News: Thousands sign petition against Mekong dam construction

14. November 2015: Viet Nam News: Deputy PM highlights importance of Mekong countries‘ partnership

13. November 2015: Hydro Review: US$3.5 billion 1,285-MW Xayaburi hydroelectric project continues construction

09. November 2015: Khmer Times: 1st Lancang-Mekong River cooperation FMs‘ meeting to be held in China

02. November 2015: Vientiane Times: Don Sahong dam critical for development of southern Laos

02. November 2015: The Straits Times: Mekong dams „a grave threat to river“

21. Oktober 2015: Khmer Times: Mekong Dams Could Halve Fish Stocks: Study

20. Oktober 2015: The Edge Markets: Mega First’s Don Sahong hydropower expected to generate revenue of US$120m
BBC News: Climate Change: Mekong Delta heads for troubled waters

19. Oktober 2015: The Nation: New Mekong cooperation mechanism

16. Oktober 2015: The Star: Mega First awards RM1.3bil EPCC contract to China-based firm

14. Oktober 2015: Vientiane Times: Villagers displaced by Xayaburi Dam enjoy higher incomes

13. Oktober 2015: The Interpreter: Is the Mekong glass really half-full?
Vientiane Times: Laos confident about development of Don Sahong Dam

12. Oktober 2015: Vientiane Times: Laos reassures Cambodia over Don Sahong hydropower project

10. Oktober 2015: The Diplomat: Why the Mekong River Commission May Be In Peril

09. Oktober 2015: Stimson: Letters from the Mekong: Time For A New Narrative On Mekong Hydropower
Vientiane Times: Honorary consul impressed by Xayabouri Dam

07. Oktober 2015: The Phnom Penh Post: Government prods Laos on dam
The Cambodia Daily: Government Asks Laos to Keep Studying Pending Dam

06. Oktober 2015: Khmer Times: Cambodian FM urges Laos to further study impacts of hydropower dam

01. Oktober 2015: The Edge Markets: Mega First unit signs PPA for power plant project in Laos

26. September 2015: Vietnamnet.vn: UN Watercourses Convention: Opportunity to reinvigorate the Mekong Spirit

25. September 2015: Aljazeera: China’s race for hydroelectric power (Don Sahong)

23. September 2015: Vientiane Times: Officials discuss Pak Beng hydropower project design

22. September 2015: Eco-Business: Environment group voices concerns over Mekong dam
The Phnom Penh Post: Groups slam dam go-ahead (Don Sahong)
Lao News Agency: Government, Developer Brainstorm Sustainable Development of Pak Beng Project

22. September 2015: The Nation: Don Sahong project to begin construction in November

21. September 2015: Viêt Nam News: Environment group voices concerns over Mekong dam

17. September 2015: Bangkok Post: Prime Minister puts faith in kaem ling

16. September 2015: The Rakyat Post: Mega First inks Laos hydropower concession deal
ThaiClimateJustice.org: People’s demand to cancel PDP2015 and start a new transparent process

11. September 2015: The Telegraph: Dam threat to Mekong River’s last few dolphins

10. September 2015: Vientiane Times: Natural river channels near Don Sahong can increase fish migration

08. September 2015: Bangkok Post: Activists urge government to scrap energy plan

05. September 2015: The Washington Post: The push and pull of China’s orbit

01. September 2015: The Phnom Penh Post: Don Sahong dam gets official approval

September 2015: International Rivers: Media Kit on the Don Sahong Dam

27. August 2015: Mekong Commons: Large dams are not the answer to climate change in the Mekong Region

20. August 2015: Prachatai: Lower Sesan 2 Dam jeopardizes lives of millions of Cambodia’s river dwellers

13. August 2015: The Diplomat: Laos gets plugged in

11. August 2015: The Interpreter: Who worries about the Mekong’s future?

10. August 2015: Khmer Times: Adhoc: Houses for Families Displaced by Dam Sub-standard

05. August 2015: U.S. Department of State: Building a Sustainable Future for the Mekong
Lower Mekong Initiative Promotes Sustainable Development

29. Juli 2015: The Phnom Penh Post: Sesan villagers reject offer, call for studies

12. Juli 2015: Khmer Times: Hun Sen Dismisses Reports on Don Sahong Dam Construction
Mekong Commons: Silence of the dammed

07. Juli 2015: Vietnam.net: Mekong’s sediment load decreases, disaster nears

30. Juni 2015: The Phnom Penh Post: Work picking up at Don Sahong dam site

19. Juni 2015: Mekong River Commission: Lower Mekong countries take prior consultation on the Don Sahong project to the governmental level

18. Juni 2015: Radio Free Asia: Regional Concerns Over Dam Project in Laos Remain Unadresses: Green Group

09. Juni 2015: International Water Power: Hydropower impact mitigation options investigated for the Mekong River

24. Mai 2015: The Diplomat: Mekong Fish Stocks Being Sacrificed on Local Bickering

22. Mai 2015: International Rivers: Mega First’s Risky Investment Threatens Future of the Mekong River

06. Mai 2015: The Guardian: Multiple dams are an ominous threat to life on the Mekong River

04. Mai 2015: The Phnom Penh Post: More families accept dam relocation offer

28. April 2015: Radio Free Asia: Cambodian Contractor Proposes Logging Forest to be Cleared For Hydropower Dam

02. März 2015: The Cambodia Daily: Villagers Call on Spirit to Curse Officials, Company Behind Dam

23. Februar 2015: The Phnom Penh Post: Laos dam ‚elephant in room‘

18. Februar 2015: Voice of America: Laos Split Over Mekong River Dam Construction

14. Februar 2015: Vientiane Times: Don Sahong fish studies will continue

09. Februar 2015: Voice of America: Laos Faces Pressure to Stall Decision on Lower Mekong River Dam

07. Februar 2015: East Asia Forum: The current of discord on the Mekong

04. Februar 2015: The Phnom Penh Post: Hasty hydropower critiqued

02. Februar 2015: U.S. Department of State: Extraordinary Meeting of the Friends of the Lower Mekong

29. Jänner 2015: The Phnom Penh Post: We’ve complied with the Mekong Agreement, Xayaburi redux at Lao meet

28. Jänner 2015: Radio Free Asia: Mekong River Commission to Consider Lao Don Sahong Dam at Ministerial Level

26. Jänner 2015: The Nation: Laos is ignoring significant concerns of its neighbours on Mekong dams

19. Jänner 2015: Voice of America: Lao Official Defends Don Sahong Dam

10. Jänner 2015: The Cambodia Herald: Laos sees positive outcome from consultation on dam

08. Jänner 2015: Vietnam.net: Who will benefit from Don Sahong?

News 2014

25. Dezember 2014: Vietnam.net: Concerns raised on Laos’ Don Sahong hydroelectric plant

24. Dezember 2014: Radio Free Asia: Laos to Break Ground on Don Sahong Dam in Early 2015

21. Dezember 2014: Saigon GP Daily: PM calls for sustainable management of Mekong River water

19. Dezember 2014: The Diplomat: Laos Dam Risks Damaging Mekong River, Igniting Tensions With Vietnam
The Phnom Penh Post: Fear motivating relocation

12. Dezember 2014: The Nation: Stop gambling with our future: Cancel the Don Sahong dam

09. Dezember 2014: The Nation: Future of the Mekong in the balance on Friday

08. Dezember 2014: Voice of America: Mekong Fishermen Want Laos Dam Better Studied

03. Dezember 2014: thanhniennews: Don Sahong dam ‚fatal blow‘ to Mekong Delta: scientists

01. November 2014: The Phnom Penh Post: Dam could sound death knell for dolphins

24. Oktober 2014: The Nation: Laos is acting responsibly on Mekong dam project

20. Oktober 2014: Radio Free Asia: NGOs Petition Malaysian Human Rights Body Over Laos Dam

16. Oktober 2014: The Nation: Mekong communities seek injunction on Xayaburi Dam deal

5. Oktober 2014: The Nation: Laos silently side-steps scrutiny of controversial Mekong dam project

02. Oktober 2014: Radio Free Asia: NGOs Say Proposed Guidelines Would Hamstring Lao Civil Society

29. September 2014: The Cambodia Daily: Statements Suggest Green Light for Dam

25. September 2014: iMekong.org: Laos’ Don Sahong Dam Raised Trans-boundary Concerns

17. September 2014: Vietnamnet.vn: SMC objects to Don Sahong Dam prior-consultation process

11. September 2014: Bangkok Post: Cambodians oppose Lao dam

06. September 2014: Vietnamnet.vn: Mekong hydropower plants deprive farmers of their livelihood

03. September 2014: The New York Times: No More Dams on the Mekong

29. August 2014: Voice of America: Hydropower Not Worth the Trade-offs, Experts Warn

20. August 2014: Radio Free Asia: Lao Official, Developer Contradict on Don Sahong Dam Construction

06. August 2014: National Institute for Environmental Studies: Fish migration in the Mekong River: Identification of dam development impacts on commercially important fish species

28. Juli 2014: IRIN: Planned dams threaten Cambodia’s food security

15. Juli 2014: The Nation: Mekong dams causing problems for Vietnamese farmers in delta

25. Juni 2014: The Phnom Penh Post: Court to hear Xayaburi case

21. Juni 2014: The Phnom Penh Post: Monster of the Mekong

11.Juni 2014: Vientiane Times: Fish passage testing underway at Xayaboury dam

26. Mai 2014: International Rivers: Lower Sesan 2 Developers Urged to Ensure Accountability for Severe Impacts

10. Mai The Irrawaddy: Lao Dam Troubles Mekong Waters

03. April 2014: The Nation: Controversial Lao dam on Mekong River almost a quarter complete

19. Februar 2014: WWF: Dam threatens survival of Mekong dolphins

26. August 2016: vietnam.net: Laos starts construction on Don Sahong hydropower project

29.Juli: The Cambodia Herald: Cambodia to complete controversial hydropower dam next year

22. Juni 2016: The Cambodia Daily: Will Lower Sesan 2 Dam Be a Food-Security Catastrophe?

21. Juni 2016: International Rivers: PR – Don Sahong Dam Construction Creates Uncertainty Over Future of Regional Fisheries and Food Security

14. Juni 2016: International Rivers: PR | UN Envoys Report Concern over Don Sahong Dam Impacts to Human Rights Council

06. Juni 2016: The Nation: Mekong dam projects ‘could destroy livelihoods, ecology’

25. Mai 2016: The Phnom Penh Post: The MRC, a platform for cooperation

20. Mai 2016: The Phnom Penh Post: Mekong River in danger, but MRC is ‘weak’

19. Mai 2016: East by Southeast: Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Overlooks the Real Key to Peace and Prosperity: Mekong People

18. Mai 2016: Bangkok Post: CK gets B19bn environmental contract for Xayaburi dam

04. April 2016: Mekong River Comission: MRC to Review Viet Nam’s Mekong Delta Study on Hydropower Development

01. April 2016: The Phnom Penh Post: Centre in China to aid Mekong management

25. März 2016: Save the Mekong: Leaders of 6 Mekong Countries Must Listen to the People!

23. März 2016: Bangkok Post: China’s Mekong dam release ’nothing special‘

22. März 2016: The Nation: China’s ‘generosity’ only goes so far

19. März 2016: The Nation: Water diplomacy by China offers drought relief

14. März 2016: Mekong Watch: Open Letter: Recommendations for Protection of the Mekong River Environment

12. März 2016: The Diplomat: Drought Fans Tensions Along the Mekong

10. März 2016: Bangkok Post: Pak Moon dam still a dilemma 25 years on

07. März 2016: Lao News Agency: Xayaboury hydropower project 60% complete

05. März 2016: Bangkok Post: Right way forward for the Mekong River

27. Februar 2016: The Cambodia Daily: Dam Protesters Seek Intervention by Angkor Beer Investor

16. Februar 2016: Open Development Mekong: Families displaced by dam get new houses

10. Februar 2016: Khmer Times: Managing the Mekong River for All

26. Jänner 2016: The Phnom Penh Post: Mekong diversion under way in Thailand

25. Jänner 2016: International Rivers: PR – Thai Communities Appeal Xayaburi Lawsuit Verdict

25. Jänner 2016: The Phnom Penh Post: Environmental activists briefly held in Laos

18. Jänner 2016: Khmer Times: Government Says No Dams until 2020

16. Jänner 2016: The Ecologist: Damming the Mekong – the myth of ’sustainable hydropower‘

15. Jänner 2016: The Nation: Water management requires a more holistic view

15. Jänner 2016: GreenID Viet Nam: „Don Sahong Dam causes no transboundary impacts“ Really?

14. Jänner 2016: The Phnom Penh Post: Donors slash funding for MRC

13. Jänner 2016: The Nation: Dammed if they don’t: Mekong countries face crucial choice today

06. Jänner 2016: Vientiane Times: Work powers ahead on Don Sahong dam

News 2015

25. Dezember 2015: International Rivers: Mekong Villagers To Appeal Xayaburi Court Case Decision

25. Dezember 2015: International Rivers: Mekong Villagers To Appeal Xayaburi Court Case Decision

23. Dezember 2015: Business & Human Rights Ressource Centre: Xayaburi dam lawsuit (re Laos & Thailand)

11. Dezember 2015: The Phnom Penh Post: NGOs condemn dam power at COP21

30. November 2015: Bangkok Post: Mekong villagers in fight for their rights

November 2015: The Guardian: Mekong: a river rising

25. November 2015: International Rivers: Save the Mekong Statement Calling for Cancellation of The Don Sahong Dam

15. November 2015: Khmer Times: Mekong Locals Seek A Voice On Don Sahong

14. November 2015: Thanhnien News: Thousands sign petition against Mekong dam construction

14. November 2015: Viet Nam News: Deputy PM highlights importance of Mekong countries‘ partnership

13. November 2015: Hydro Review: US$3.5 billion 1,285-MW Xayaburi hydroelectric project continues construction

09. November 2015: Khmer Times: 1st Lancang-Mekong River cooperation FMs‘ meeting to be held in China

02. November 2015: Vientiane Times: Don Sahong dam critical for development of southern Laos

02. November 2015: The Straits Times: Mekong dams „a grave threat to river“

21. Oktober 2015: Khmer Times: Mekong Dams Could Halve Fish Stocks: Study

20. Oktober 2015: The Edge Markets: Mega First’s Don Sahong hydropower expected to generate revenue of US$120m
BBC News: Climate Change: Mekong Delta heads for troubled waters

19. Oktober 2015: The Nation: New Mekong cooperation mechanism

16. Oktober 2015: The Star: Mega First awards RM1.3bil EPCC contract to China-based firm

14. Oktober 2015: Vientiane Times: Villagers displaced by Xayaburi Dam enjoy higher incomes

13. Oktober 2015: The Interpreter: Is the Mekong glass really half-full?
Vientiane Times: Laos confident about development of Don Sahong Dam

12. Oktober 2015: Vientiane Times: Laos reassures Cambodia over Don Sahong hydropower project

10. Oktober 2015: The Diplomat: Why the Mekong River Commission May Be In Peril

09. Oktober 2015: Stimson: Letters from the Mekong: Time For A New Narrative On Mekong Hydropower
Vientiane Times: Honorary consul impressed by Xayabouri Dam

07. Oktober 2015: The Phnom Penh Post: Government prods Laos on dam
The Cambodia Daily: Government Asks Laos to Keep Studying Pending Dam

06. Oktober 2015: Khmer Times: Cambodian FM urges Laos to further study impacts of hydropower dam

01. Oktober 2015: The Edge Markets: Mega First unit signs PPA for power plant project in Laos

26. September 2015: Vietnamnet.vn: UN Watercourses Convention: Opportunity to reinvigorate the Mekong Spirit

25. September 2015: Aljazeera: China’s race for hydroelectric power (Don Sahong)

23. September 2015: Vientiane Times: Officials discuss Pak Beng hydropower project design

22. September 2015: Eco-Business: Environment group voices concerns over Mekong dam
The Phnom Penh Post: Groups slam dam go-ahead (Don Sahong)
Lao News Agency: Government, Developer Brainstorm Sustainable Development of Pak Beng Project

22. September 2015: The Nation: Don Sahong project to begin construction in November

21. September 2015: Viêt Nam News: Environment group voices concerns over Mekong dam

17. September 2015: Bangkok Post: Prime Minister puts faith in kaem ling

16. September 2015: The Rakyat Post: Mega First inks Laos hydropower concession deal
ThaiClimateJustice.org: People’s demand to cancel PDP2015 and start a new transparent process

11. September 2015: The Telegraph: Dam threat to Mekong River’s last few dolphins

10. September 2015: Vientiane Times: Natural river channels near Don Sahong can increase fish migration

08. September 2015: Bangkok Post: Activists urge government to scrap energy plan

05. September 2015: The Washington Post: The push and pull of China’s orbit

01. September 2015: The Phnom Penh Post: Don Sahong dam gets official approval

September 2015: International Rivers: Media Kit on the Don Sahong Dam

27. August 2015: Mekong Commons: Large dams are not the answer to climate change in the Mekong Region

20. August 2015: Prachatai: Lower Sesan 2 Dam jeopardizes lives of millions of Cambodia’s river dwellers

13. August 2015: The Diplomat: Laos gets plugged in

11. August 2015: The Interpreter: Who worries about the Mekong’s future?

10. August 2015: Khmer Times: Adhoc: Houses for Families Displaced by Dam Sub-standard

05. August 2015: U.S. Department of State: Building a Sustainable Future for the Mekong
Lower Mekong Initiative Promotes Sustainable Development

29. Juli 2015: The Phnom Penh Post: Sesan villagers reject offer, call for studies

12. Juli 2015: Khmer Times: Hun Sen Dismisses Reports on Don Sahong Dam Construction
Mekong Commons: Silence of the dammed

07. Juli 2015: Vietnam.net: Mekong’s sediment load decreases, disaster nears

30. Juni 2015: The Phnom Penh Post: Work picking up at Don Sahong dam site

19. Juni 2015: Mekong River Commission: Lower Mekong countries take prior consultation on the Don Sahong project to the governmental level

18. Juni 2015: Radio Free Asia: Regional Concerns Over Dam Project in Laos Remain Unadresses: Green Group

09. Juni 2015: International Water Power: Hydropower impact mitigation options investigated for the Mekong River

24. Mai 2015: The Diplomat: Mekong Fish Stocks Being Sacrificed on Local Bickering

22. Mai 2015: International Rivers: Mega First’s Risky Investment Threatens Future of the Mekong River

06. Mai 2015: The Guardian: Multiple dams are an ominous threat to life on the Mekong River

04. Mai 2015: The Phnom Penh Post: More families accept dam relocation offer

28. April 2015: Radio Free Asia: Cambodian Contractor Proposes Logging Forest to be Cleared For Hydropower Dam

02. März 2015: The Cambodia Daily: Villagers Call on Spirit to Curse Officials, Company Behind Dam

23. Februar 2015: The Phnom Penh Post: Laos dam ‚elephant in room‘

18. Februar 2015: Voice of America: Laos Split Over Mekong River Dam Construction

14. Februar 2015: Vientiane Times: Don Sahong fish studies will continue

09. Februar 2015: Voice of America: Laos Faces Pressure to Stall Decision on Lower Mekong River Dam

07. Februar 2015: East Asia Forum: The current of discord on the Mekong

04. Februar 2015: The Phnom Penh Post: Hasty hydropower critiqued

02. Februar 2015: U.S. Department of State: Extraordinary Meeting of the Friends of the Lower Mekong

29. Jänner 2015: The Phnom Penh Post: We’ve complied with the Mekong Agreement, Xayaburi redux at Lao meet

28. Jänner 2015: Radio Free Asia: Mekong River Commission to Consider Lao Don Sahong Dam at Ministerial Level

26. Jänner 2015: The Nation: Laos is ignoring significant concerns of its neighbours on Mekong dams

19. Jänner 2015: Voice of America: Lao Official Defends Don Sahong Dam

10. Jänner 2015: The Cambodia Herald: Laos sees positive outcome from consultation on dam

08. Jänner 2015: Vietnam.net: Who will benefit from Don Sahong?

News 2014

25. Dezember 2014: Vietnam.net: Concerns raised on Laos’ Don Sahong hydroelectric plant

24. Dezember 2014: Radio Free Asia: Laos to Break Ground on Don Sahong Dam in Early 2015

21. Dezember 2014: Saigon GP Daily: PM calls for sustainable management of Mekong River water

19. Dezember 2014: The Diplomat: Laos Dam Risks Damaging Mekong River, Igniting Tensions With Vietnam
The Phnom Penh Post: Fear motivating relocation

12. Dezember 2014: The Nation: Stop gambling with our future: Cancel the Don Sahong dam

09. Dezember 2014: The Nation: Future of the Mekong in the balance on Friday

08. Dezember 2014: Voice of America: Mekong Fishermen Want Laos Dam Better Studied

03. Dezember 2014: thanhniennews: Don Sahong dam ‚fatal blow‘ to Mekong Delta: scientists

01. November 2014: The Phnom Penh Post: Dam could sound death knell for dolphins

24. Oktober 2014: The Nation: Laos is acting responsibly on Mekong dam project

20. Oktober 2014: Radio Free Asia: NGOs Petition Malaysian Human Rights Body Over Laos Dam

16. Oktober 2014: The Nation: Mekong communities seek injunction on Xayaburi Dam deal

5. Oktober 2014: The Nation: Laos silently side-steps scrutiny of controversial Mekong dam project

02. Oktober 2014: Radio Free Asia: NGOs Say Proposed Guidelines Would Hamstring Lao Civil Society

29. September 2014: The Cambodia Daily: Statements Suggest Green Light for Dam

25. September 2014: iMekong.org: Laos’ Don Sahong Dam Raised Trans-boundary Concerns

17. September 2014: Vietnamnet.vn: SMC objects to Don Sahong Dam prior-consultation process

11. September 2014: Bangkok Post: Cambodians oppose Lao dam

06. September 2014: Vietnamnet.vn: Mekong hydropower plants deprive farmers of their livelihood

03. September 2014: The New York Times: No More Dams on the Mekong

29. August 2014: Voice of America: Hydropower Not Worth the Trade-offs, Experts Warn

20. August 2014: Radio Free Asia: Lao Official, Developer Contradict on Don Sahong Dam Construction

06. August 2014: National Institute for Environmental Studies: Fish migration in the Mekong River: Identification of dam development impacts on commercially important fish species

28. Juli 2014: IRIN: Planned dams threaten Cambodia’s food security

15. Juli 2014: The Nation: Mekong dams causing problems for Vietnamese farmers in delta

25. Juni 2014: The Phnom Penh Post: Court to hear Xayaburi case

21. Juni 2014: The Phnom Penh Post: Monster of the Mekong

11.Juni 2014: Vientiane Times: Fish passage testing underway at Xayaboury dam

26. Mai 2014: International Rivers: Lower Sesan 2 Developers Urged to Ensure Accountability for Severe Impacts

10. Mai The Irrawaddy: Lao Dam Troubles Mekong Waters

03. April 2014: The Nation: Controversial Lao dam on Mekong River almost a quarter complete

19. Februar 2014: WWF: Dam threatens survival of Mekong dolphins