With a vision of integrating both ecological and social values, this project will develop a multi-scale state and impact assessment (MSIA) framework and apply it to evaluate river health and the relationship between hydropower and river health. We will study key transboundary effects components including hydrology, sediment transport, water temperature, fish communities, flood, drought, and navigation.
Based on the evaluation and comparison with international best practices, the environmental mitigation and compensation measures of hydropower projects will be studied to fill existing knowledge gaps in the Lancang River Basin. Our project will also study the specific needs of women, and impacts on women’s livelihoods, and factors that influence women’s participation in river health management. Our findings will be shared with hydropower developers and regulators in Laos.
Lead: Ecofish Research Ltd. (Canada)
Yu Xuezhong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Partners: Asian International Rivers Center (AIRC), Yunnan University, China; Faculty of Agriculture (FOA), National University of Laos
State of Knowledge Paper: Hydropower Environmental Mitigation Measures on the Lancang River
Transboundary hydropower operation calls for long-term mechanism in the Lancang-Mekong River Basin