The failure of a billion-dollar dam in the Laos in July left 35 dead and over 7,000 homeless. But the work on 50 dams in the country continues, with plans for hundreds more dams already in place. Environmentalists are sounding the alarm that the Mekong River system could be devastated if things do not change. Is Laos facing a dam disaster? - CNN
The CPR-Namati Environmental Justice program recently released a suite of reports titled Midcourse Manoeuvers detailing community-driven solutions to demand environmental justice across India, Indonesia, and Myanmar. This report can be found here.
It would be fascinating to hear from members of the Network who works on these issues, in our outside Laos, and whether the strategies in these reports could or have proved useful.