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The Mekong River: trading off hydropower, fish, and food

Pittock, Jamie; Dumaresq, David; Orr, Stuart


Hydropower dam construction is currently focused in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to increase electricity supplies, yet the negative environmental and social impacts are extensive. The planned development of 88 hydropower dams in the Mekong River Basin by 2030 is used to explore how to quantify the energy versus food supply trade-offs. We estimate the land and water resources needed to replace the protein and lysine from the lost wild fish supply in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Regional Environmental Change
DOI: 10.1007/s10113-017-1175-8


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