Renewable Matter # 15 / March-April

Mekong, the Disputed River


Mega-dams, levees, and drought: from China to Vietnam, escalating social and environmental tragedies are boiling political tensions among the states bordering the river. An international river: twenty-eight dams planned on the Mekong blocking the free-flow of sediment and fish could endanger food security in South East Asia. The most affected? The indigenous communities living along the river that will be relocated en masse. 

 

Photographs by Thomas Cristofoletti

 

Map edited by: Riccardo Pravettoni 

Map’s source: WLE 2017. Dataset on the Dams of the Irrawaddy, Mekong, Red...

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