14 Dec '11, 12pm

Inevitable, or in Limbo? A Dam for the Mekong: Still absent is a clear commitment from Laos to halt all construc...

Zeb Hogan, University of Nevada, Reno A floating village in the Tonle Sap River, which drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. The arrow trap, one of many indigenous fishing methods that developed over the centuries, shifts seasonally depending on water levels and the related behavior of fish. As The Times reported last week , environment ministers from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos have decided to await the results of further studies before making a decision on whether to proceed with construction of a dam in the Mekong River. Conservationists argue that damming the river, a vital and biologically diverse lifeline for people in all four countries, would be irresponsible. (Check out our slide show to get a sense of the river’s centrality to people in the basin.) What comes next, however, is unclear. The government of Laos, where the dam would be built, is not sa...

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