Trouble Downstream

Southeast Asian countries that depend on the Mekong River are being threatened by extensive dam building upstream.
March 27, 2004, 1pm PST | Erin Clark
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"One of the world's greatest rivers has been reduced to a trickle in places by a series of giant Chinese dams and engineering works which are threatening the livelihoods of up to 100 million people in south-east Asia...The Mekong, only 20 years ago one of the most untouched rivers, could become one of the most dammed in the world with more than 100 other major dams, diversions and irrigation projects planned and thousands of smaller schemes already impacting on people downstream."

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Published on Friday, March 26, 2004 in The Guardian Unlimited
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