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Dammed

John Vink

Cambodia is developing fast, creating profound social shifts. It needs ever increasing numbers of Megawatts to feed its growth. Cambodia has rivers. Particularly in the more varied terrain of the Stung Treng and Ratanakiri provinces. The solution to provide for more energy by building hydropower dams might seem obvious. Unfortunately this is a country where accountability is not yet the norm, and the plans to build a series of dams along the Mekong tributaries in the northeastern province are under way. The mostly indigenous communities living there have not been thoroughly consulted about the impact the dams will have on their life and the ecosystem they are living in.

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