Lower Mekong

The proposed Pak Beng dam in Lao PDR: Is the “transboundary impact assessment” adequate?

The 1st Regional Stakeholder Forum on the Pak Beng Hydropower Project organized by the Mekong River Commission (MRC) last month debated whether the transboundary social and environmental impact assessment done for the proposed Pak Beng dam is adequate given the serious environmental and social concerns surrounding this mainstream Mekong dam.


Improving transboundary governance between China and the Lower Mekong

Lower Mekong countries are seeking better cooperation with China amidst increased environmental concerns about upstream Mekong dams. A recent policy forum on Environment, Agriculture, and Livelihoods in Cambodia discussed ways forward for the relationship between the Lower Mekong countries and China.