Buy water from China, American experts advise downstream Mekong countries
American experts are recommending that countries in the Lower Mekong reach an agreement to pay China for water releases during times of crisis.Brian Eyler, Southeast Asia Program Director and Mekong Dam Monitor Co-Lead, Stimson Center explained that downstream countries could use an insurance representative to ...
Mekong level to drop as China begins power grid maintenance
Water levels along the Mekong River are likely to drop by about 1.2 meters between January 5 and 24 due to power grid maintenance in China.The outflow from the Jinghong hydropower dam in China’s Yunnan province is dropping, leading to dwindling water levels in the ...
Dam monitor could help Mekong countries put China on notice
The Mekong Dam Monitor (MDM), part-funded by the U.S. and which uses data from cloud-piercing satellites to track water levels in dams in China and other countries, was launched on December 14.Dao Trong Tu, former deputy general secretary of the Vietnam National Mekong Committee, said downstream ...