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Title: Land and River Grabbing: the Mekong’s Greatest Challenge
Date of publication: 2015
Description/subject: "Throughout the Mekong region, large-scale development projects such as hydropower dams, mines, conventional power plants, and mono-crop plantations are displacing communities and limiting access to natural resources. Several hydropower dams have already been built on the Upper Mekong in China’s Yunnan Province, and the governments of Cambodia, Laos and Thailand are planning eleven additional large dams on the Mekong River’s mainstream. If completed, these dams would not only destroy local ecosystems, but also reduce the 􀆀 ow of silt throughout the Mekong River system, and block major 􀅿 sh migrations, placing at risk over sixty million people who depend on the Mekong for their food security and income. It’s vital for citizens of all six nations who share the Mekong basin’s rich resources to work together to promote greater accountability in development planning. This is exactly what is happening among a new generation of Mekong activists. Over the past nine years, alumni from EarthRights International’s Mekong School representing communities from the source to the mouth of the Mekong have been working together to advocate for stronger human rights and environmental protection in the region. In sharing these reports from their communities, Mekong School Alumni hope to inspire citizens throughout the Mekong region to consider the social and environmental impacts of hydropower dams, mines, power plants and other large development projects and to join together to advocate for greater transparency and public participation in development planning...." ..... CHINA: Gaps in the Environmental Regulation of Transnational Corporations: a Case Study of Cambodia’s Lower Sesan Dam by Li Miao Miao... MYANMAR: A Legal Analysis of the Heinda Mine and its Impact on 12 Communities in Dawei by Aye Mon Thu... Livelihood and Environmental Impacts from the Shwe Gas Pipeline in Nga Phe Township, Magway by Khaing Mi Phue Aung... The Hatgyi Dam Project and Potential Human Rights Violations in Karen State by Saw Lay Ka Paw... THALAND: Comparative Analysis of EIA Quality for Thai Overseas Investment Projects: Dawei Special Economic Zone and Hongsa Coal Power Plant by Ashijya Otwong... LAO PDR: Potential Impacts on Women’s Livelihoods from the Don Sahong Dam in Khong District, Champassak Province, Lao PDR by Dokkeo Sykham... Potential Impacts of the Nam Ou 2 Dam on Local Livelihoods 99 in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR by Luuk Nam Ou... CAMBODIA: Implications of the Anti-Dam Campaign and Eco-tourism 112 Initiative in the Araeng Valley, Central Cardamom Protected Area, Cambodia by Ham Oudom... VIETNAM: The Impacts of Dak Mi 4 Hydropower Dam on Downstream Communities: Assessing the Right to Public Participation by Tran Chi Thoi... The Social, Health and Environmental Impacts of Limestone Mining in Kien Luong District, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam by Nguyen Khiem... Asian Development Bank Safeguard Policies: Fact or Fiction? 170 The Case of the Northern Transmission Line Expansion Project by Vu Hai Linh... Epilogue by Mat Carney.
Author/creator: Chayan Vaddhanaphuti Sabrina Gyorvary (ed)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Center for ASEAN Studies, Chiang Mai University;The Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University
Format/size: pdf (2MB-reduced version; 2.96MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmapartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/07-Land-and-River-Grabbing-2015-sm.pdf
Date of entry/update: 31 July 2015

Title: Human Right to water and sanitation
Description/subject: Search Results for "Myanmar"...6 instruments and agreements to which Myanmar is party
Language: English
Source/publisher: Waterlex Legal Database
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 May 2013