Asian Rivers - Food and Power: Dams It Is!

Governments in Southeast Asia are hoping to increase revenue and improve energy security by building dozens of large electricity-generating dams along the Mekong River. However, the dams will mean fewer fish and smaller harvests for sixty million people whose livelihoods are bound up with the river’s ecology. Undermining food security to improve energy security may not turn out to be a bright idea just as food shortages bite.

The World Today Updated 15 October 2020 Published 1 June 2008 5 minute READ

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