mekong delta

The Great Walls On Mekong: Dams Of Fate

Dams have dealt a blow to the flora and fauna of the Mekong—and the people who depend on it for a living.

An Algorithm For Responsible Damming

Scientists in the US have created an algorithm to better manage hydropower dams so as to avoid compromising food production along the Mekong River.

Dams & Mining Destabilizing The Mekong

Infrastructure development and riverbed mining along the Mekong River affect sediment flow, which is vital for soil fertility and fishes.

Dammed If You Do, Damned If You Don’t?

Giant dams like the Three Gorges Dam and Xayaburi Dam look set to radically shape the hydropower sector in Asia. But at what cost?

US Science Envoy Visits Vietnam, Laos & Thailand

U.S. science envoy Dr. Geraldine Richmond is visiting Southeast Asia this week to foster collaborations in the Lower Mekong region.

Climate Change Will Raise Water Levels Of Asia’s Rivers

A study shows that all five of Asia's major river systems will be affected by glacier melts caused by climate change.

WWF Report Highlights Diversity Loss In Mekong Region

The Greater Mekong risks losing more than a third of its remaining forest cover within the next two decades, warns a new WWF report.

Mekong Region Facing Six Degree-Warming, Climate Extremes

Temperatures in South-East Asia's Lower Mekong Basin are set to rise by up to three times the global average temperature increase, according to a USAID-funded study.

In Search Of A Good Dam On The Mekong

Plans to harness hydropower potential in the Lower Mekong Basin for the first time has led to a search for a good dam.

In The Mekong, Science – Not Guesswork – Must Prevail

With the livelihoods of 60 million people on the line, science - not guesswork - must prevail, writes WWF International Director General Jim Leape.