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Saving The Mekong Delta From Drowning

Via Terra Daily, a report on the Mekong Delta: Southeast Asia’s most productive agricultural region and home to 17 million people could be mostly underwater within a lifetime. Saving the Mekong River Delta requires urgent, concerted action among countries in the region to lessen the impact of upstream dams and better manage water and sediments […]

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The Mekong Delta’s Transboundary Water Problems

Via East Asia Forum, a report on the Mekong delta’s transboundary water problems: The Mekong River is the lifeblood of countries in the Mekong region, but the past few years have seen water flows recurringly decline and processes of saltwater intrusion accelerating in the Vietnamese Mekong delta. These transboundary hydrological challenges have detrimental effects on millions of people living […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: China Is Choking Off Asia’s Most Important River

Via Foreign Policy, a report on the impact that upstream dams are having on the Mekong Basin: It’s a March afternoon in Kampong Khleang, and the boats keep coming down a muddy river leading from the Tonle Sap lake, docking to unload their haul, stilt houses casting shadows up the bank. The boats are battered […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: China’s First-Ever 14FYP for Water Security

Via China Water Risk, a report on China’s 14 year plan for water security: China’s first-ever 14FYP for Water Security signals that it is well ahead in water adaptation & the IPCC’s “climate resilient development”.  Water = top priority for China’s next 100 years of development; Water 14FYP recognises the many & significant challenges with […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: Chinese Lithium Find In Himalayas Raises Alarm Over Water

Via EcoBusiness, an article on the potential hydro implications of recent Chinese claim of having found a “super large” deposit of lithium near Mount Everest: The recent discovery near Mount Everest of “super large” deposits of lithium, the key element in the batteries powering electric vehicles, has raised concerns over the fate of water resources in the region. […]

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Hydropower Dams Have Had ‘Profound’ Impact on Mekong River, Monitor Claims

Via The Diplomat, an article on how a year of data from the Mekong Dam Monitor shows the extent of the impact on Southeast Asia’s longest river: Hydropower projects, including a spree of mega-dams in China, have had a significant impact on the midstream reaches of the Mekong River, exacerbating drought conditions and altering the river’s […]

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