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Topics: Environmental impact assessments

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  • Strategic environmental assessment in the Greater Mekong Subregion (brief)

    This brief outlines the value of strategic environmental assessment (SEA). It is argued that SEA can assist GMS decision makers to more effectively balance economic, social, and...

  • A delicate balance: ASEAN, development and environmental regulation

    This edition of ASEAN Path looks at how domestic environmental laws have evolved across the region to foster development that is ecologically, economically and socially...

  • Imperiled giant fish and mainstream dams in the Lower Mekong Basin: Assessment of current status, threats, and mitigation

    This document outlines the impacts of the Xayaburi dam on five of the Mekong’s largest fish and provides a short discussion about potential impacts to other threatened and...

  • Development looms on the Mekong

    An article about the proposed Pak Chom dam and its likely impacts on local communities. Effects of other dams are also discussed.

  • Review current environmental impact assessment (EIA) system in Cambodia on hydropower projects

    A presentation summarising research into Cambodia’s environmental impact assessment system for hydropower projects. The presenter describes the EIA process and legislation...

  • Preparing the cumulative impact assessment for the Nam Ngum 3 hydropower project

    A plan for a cumulative impact assessment study of the Nam Ngum 3 Hydropower Project to be built on the Nam Ngum River in Laos. The study was necessary because of the...

  • Review of the Ch. Karnchang Public Company Limited environmental impact assessment (EIA), Xayaburi Hydroelectric Power Project, Lao PDR

    A review of the environmental impact assessment prepared for the Xayaburi dam. The author argues that the EIA fails to address the proposed modification of the natural flow...

  • Comments concerning the environmental impact assessment and social impact assessment documents provided for the Xayaburi hydroelectric power project, Lao PDR, August 2010

    A submission to project developers raising concerns about the environmental impact assessment for the Xayaburi dam. The author raises concerns about the 2011 environmental...

  • Review of Xayaburi Dam EIA incorporation into regional consultation on impacts

    This document discusses the consultation process relating to the Xayaburi Dam. The Xayaburi Dam is one of 11 hydropower projects proposed along the Mekong River. An...

  • Dams on Mekong tributaries as significant contributors of hydrological alterations to the Tonle Sap Floodplain in Cambodia

    This study aims to quantify how hydropower development in the Sesan, Srepok, and Sekong (3S) rivers, together with definite future (DF) plans for infrastructure development,...

  • Transboundary water conflicts, a case study: Yali hydropower dam construction in Vietnam

    A report about the challenges in assessing environmental impacts of large dams along international rivers, using the case study of the Yali dam. The author argues that the...

  • Evaluation of the EIA for the proposed Upper Mekong Navigation Improvement Project

    Prepared at the request of the Mekong River Commission, this report evaluates the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the Upper Mekong River Navigation Channel...

  • Duties of notification, prior consultation, and assessment arising from international law in relation to the Xayaburi dam project in northern Lao PDR

    This legal briefing note, the first of a series on the Xayaburi dam project, aims to promote discussion among Mekong Legal Network members about potential legal strategies to...

  • Case study, Thailand: Pak Mun Dam and Mekong/Mun river basins (executive summary)

    An executive summary of a case study of the Pak Mun Hydropower project, a run-of-the-river dam in the Northeast of Thailand. The report is primarily based on secondary sources...

  • The soils of the Republic of Vietnam: A reconnaissance survey

    A reconnaissance survey of south Vietnam prepared by an expert of the Food and Agriculture Organisation for the Republic of Vietnam. The report describes the characteristics of...

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