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China’s Belt and Road Initiative Dams a Human Rights ‘Catastrophe’

Human Rights Watch has released a report on the impact of China’s Belt and Road initiative on the lower Mekong Countries, Saying; Huge dams...

Laos Luang Prabang Dam Threatens UNESCO World Heritage Site

A group of Thai and international NGO's are urging the Thai government not to buy electric power from a major dam Laos is building...

Thai Villagers Say Mekong River in Crisis Due to Hydopower Dams

The northeast region of Thailand bordering Laos and Cambodia, is facing the consequences of dams on the Mekong River. Changes in the natural rhythms...

Beijing Gives Thailand Conflicting Outflow Data on Mekong River Dams

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) said on Monday that levels on the Mekong River have risen “slightly” and its looking into why its outflow...

Commission Says Mekong River at “Very Worrying Water Levels”

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has once again asked China to share all of its water data because of “very worrying water levels” due...

Mekong River Water Levels Fail to Rise Due to China’s Jinghong Dam

Water levels on the Mekong River have failed to rise raising concerns in communities living downstream, sources say. The Mekong was already low because...

Mekong River Being ‘Dammed’ with Uncertainty by China and Laos

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Chiang Rai Community Continues the Fight to Save its Wetland Forest

"Community members in Ban Boon Rueang, in Thailand’s northern Chiang Rai province, successfully campaigned against plans to convert a wetland forest into a special economic zone"

China Hydropower Dam to Hold Back the Mekong River Flow for 20 Days

The Mekong River Commission reports China has notified downstream neighbours it is holding back the Mekong River flow at a hydropower dam on the...

China’s Dams on Mekong River Become a Battle for United States

The Mighty Mekong River has become a new battle front in US-China rivalry, environmentalists and officials say. China is overtaking the United States in...

Thailand Proposes Study with China, Neighbors on Mekong Drought

Thailand has called for a joint study with China and neighboring Mekong countries to determine what caused a devastating drought in the Lower Mekong...

Study Finds China Held Back Water on Mekong River During Drought

China's Mekong River dams held back huge amounts of water during a damaging drought effecting downstream countries last year. Even more China had higher-than-average...

Hydro Electric Dams Starving Mekong River of Vital Sediment

The Mighty Mekong River has recently acquired an aquamarine colour that may beguile tourists but also indicates a problem caused by upstream dams in...

Giving a “Dam” About the Mighty Mekong River

CHIANG RAI - Originating in the Tibetan highlands and running through China, Myanmar, Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Vietnam, the Mekong and its tributaries...

The Fight with China Over the Mekong River Basin

CHIANG RAI - Countries in the Mekong River Basin, notably those located in the lower part of the river - Asia's seventh longest -...

Save the Mekong Coalition Boycotts Consultation Process of the Pak Lay Dam

  CHIANG RAI - Save the Mekong, a coalition of non-governmental organizations, community-based groups and concerned citizens within the Mekong region, issued a statement on...

Tackling Hydropower Myths on the Mekong: “Run-of-River” Does Not Mean Sustainable

BANGKOK-  A few weeks ago, the 3rd Mekong River Commission Summit took place in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Summit is held every four years,...

Mekong River Commission Warned on Development Impacts to the River

SIEM REAP - The four member countries of the Mekong River Commission today confronted predictions of social and environmental disaster if damming and other...

China’s Belt and Road Money Floods Environmental Concerns Over Mekong Dam Construction

SIEM REAP, Cambodia - The prime ministers of the four countries in the downstream Mekong River basin agreed this week to boost collaboration for...

China’s Hydro Dam Ambitions on the Verge of Killing the Mekong River

CHIANG RAI - A report published by the Lowy Institute says that biodiversity and precious resources of the Mekong are increasingly under danger because...

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