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Xayaburi and the Mekong Critical Point: Over-Damming the Shared River and Bigger Threats to the Shared Future

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dc.contributor.author Le, Nhina
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-18T19:09:02Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-18T19:09:02Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06
dc.identifier.citation Le, N. (2013). Xayaburi and Mekong Critical Point. Peace Review, Vol 25 (2). en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1469-9982
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/8044
dc.description.abstract Despite the correlation between hydropower plant construction and economic growth, Laos’ approach to the Xayaburi issue may backfire. The construction of big dams on the Mekong River would lead to food insecurity and jeopardize the health and livelihoods of over 60 million people in the region. These communities see the survival of the river and its resources as an important part of their everyday socio-economic lives, traditional values, and cultural identities. If the problems of resource and power management and distribution continue, and if public concerns are not adequately addressed, over time, these issues may become a potential source of social unrest and human, national, and regional instabilities.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge) en_US
dc.subject dam en_US
dc.subject Mekong River en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.subject Xayaburi en_US
dc.subject geopolitics en_US
dc.subject water en_US
dc.subject food security en_US
dc.title Xayaburi and the Mekong Critical Point: Over-Damming the Shared River and Bigger Threats to the Shared Future en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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