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Key findings of the MRC’s strategic environmental assessment on Mekong mainstream dams

Key findings as interpreted by International Rivers of the Mekong River Commission's 2010 strategic environmental assessment (SEA) on Mekong mainstream dams are the key document that evaluates future economic benefits against environmental and social costs of the proposed dams. The key impacts such as altering the flow and nature of the river, impacts to inland fisheries and food security, and threats to aquatic biodiversity were also identified. The SEA's main recommendation is "Decisions on mainstream dams should be deferred for a period of ten years."

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Field Value
Document type Issue and policy briefs
Language of document
  • English
Short title (alternative/varying form of title) Foretelling the Mekong river’s fate
  • Biodiversity
  • Environmental and biodiversity protection
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
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Author (corporate) International Rivers
Publication place California, United States of America
Publisher International Rivers
Publication date 2011
Pagination 4
Legacy reference document Foretelling_the_Mekong_River_Fate the Mekong___01.01.2011.pdf
Date uploaded January 30, 2017, 03:55 (UTC)
Date modified March 22, 2017, 09:04 (UTC)