Since 2006, interest in hydropower as escalated in the LMB. Most Mekong River tributaries have cascades of dams in place or planned with some 76 projects expected to be operational by 2030. Over the past few years, investors from China, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam have submitted proposals for 12 hydropower projects for the LMB mainstream. These proposals are among the largest and most significant developments ever considered by LMB for the basin.
This poster assesses the impact of these proposed dams, as the result of a detailed Strategic Environmental Assessment by ICEM into the projected impact of the dam projects.
The poster delivers the main findings and conclusions from the assessment, and provides main recommendations from the SEA.