Mekong hydropower: drivers of change and governance challenges

  title={Mekong hydropower: drivers of change and governance challenges},
  author={R Edward Grumbine and John Dore and Jian-chu Xu},
  journal={Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment},
The Mekong River is the longest watercourse in Southeast Asia. Although China has an extensive hydropower program underway on the Upper Mekong, as yet there are no dams on the river's lower mainstream. However, as many as 12 additional projects, which would generate substantial energy and wealth especially for Cambodia and Laos, are currently in the proposal stage for the Lower Mekong (LM). The cumulative effects of the LM hydropower projects - if built, and together with existing Chinese dams… 

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