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The environmental and social impacts of Lancang dams

This research brief focuses on the downstream impacts on hydrology, fisheries and sedimentations caused by the Lower Lancang cascade in China. Manwan and Dachaoshan were the first two dams completed on the Lancang River and many changes have been observed. This brief outlines the background of the dams and discusses their impacts.

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Field Value
Document type Issue and policy briefs
Language of document
  • English
  • Biodiversity
  • Environmental and biodiversity protection
  • Renewable energy production
  • Wild capture commercial fishing and natural fisheries
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
Copyright Unclear copyright
Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified
Author (corporate) International Rivers
Publisher International Rivers
Publication date 2014
Date uploaded June 10, 2015, 10:07 (UTC)
Date modified January 7, 2016, 21:49 (UTC)