Friday, April 22, 2011

Mekong discussion

The recent press attention given to the proposed Xayaburi Dam in Laos, which the 4 main Mekong River countries failed to agree on this week, will be part of the focus of a film show and discussion at Pannasastra University next Tuesday, 26 April, at 6pm. Hosted by the NGO Forum on Cambodia, The Future of Mekong Fishery is aimed at raising awareness on the potential impact to the downstream communities who rely directly on the river for their livelihoods and food supply, due to the development of up to 11 hydropower dams on the mainstream Mekong River, including two dams in Cambodia itself at Stung Treng and Sambor. The film will be Tom Fawthrop's Where have all the fish gone? Killing the Mekong Dam by Dam, a trailer for which you can see above. You can find out more information at the following website.

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