Our Research: China

  • 2018

Hydropower resettlement in the Mekong region

The number of people displaced by hydropower dam construction has been growing steadily as more dams are constructed on the Mekong mainstream and its tributaries. More dams are proposed because the governments of Mekong countries regard them as a means to tackle poverty and stimulate economic growth (MRC, 2009). Many… Read More
  • 2017-07

State of Knowledge: Hydropower Environmental Mitigation Measures on the Lancang River

Chinese HPPs on the Lancang River have been developed for electricity generation, flood control, water supply, and navigation improvement. Hydropower was expected to play an increasingly important role in developing a low carbon economy and increasing resilience to climate change in China. Read More
  • 2013-10-01

Summary of CPWF Research in the Mekong River Basin

Hydropower development: a defining issue There are few other places in the world, perhaps none, with such intensive dams development as the Mekong Basin. The major tensions in the Mekong revolve around dams and other infrastructure development and the shift from economies based on agriculture and primary production to manufacturing,… Read More