In an important decision for the people and ecosystems of the Mekong River Basin, the governments of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam agreed to delay the Xayaburi Dam – the first of 11 dams proposed for the Mekong River – pending further study.  International Rivers and other MacArthur-supported groups provided research on the potential environmental risks posed by hydropower dams in the region. Read the International Rivers press release.

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