Category: Dams, Irrigation Systems & Management

Hydroelectric power sustainable development in Laos needs to focus on environmental, social impacts

VIENTIANE, March 7 (Xinhua) — An official from International Finance Corporation (IFC) urged Lao government to better understand cumulative river and ecosystem-wide impacts, which was of vital importance to achieving sustainable hydropower projects. Kate Lazarus, team leader for the Mekong Sustainable Hydropower Program at IFC told Xinhua that […]

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Injustice is just one dam thing after another

Mega-scale dams built in the developing world are often fashioned as a move towards sustainable societies. But activists argue that these projects leave many displaced, with disastrous consequences for societies. Picture: REUTERS/ROOSEVELT CASSIO BY STELLA PAUL TO provide more clean energy, particularly in fast-growing Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, […]

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Laos Officially Approves Controversial Dam Project

Image Credit: Flickr / Prince Roy By Prashanth Parameswaran, September 04, 2015 Laos’ parliament has approved the concession agreement for a controversial dam project, with construction expected to begin before the end of 2015, media sources reported earlier this week. As I wrote in a previous piece for The Diplomat, the […]

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The Great African Water Grab?

The great African water grab? By James Clarke on August 27, 2015 Foreign direct investment in African agriculture could bring great benefits, but there are risks too. “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” Mark Twain’s famous remark may be over a century old, but the allure of […]

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Ada farmers appeal for drip irrigation system

By News Ghana – Feb 6, 2015 Small holder farmers in and around Ada Afiadenyigba, a community near Ada have appealed to the Ghana Irrigation Development Authority and the Ada West District Assembly to consider developing a drip irrigation system as way of helping them continue with the farming activities […]

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