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Hydropower development in the lower Mekong basin: alternative approaches to deal with uncertainty

Kubiszewski, Ida; Costanza, Robert; Paquet, Peter; Halimi, Shpresa


Governments in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) face decisions that involve trade-offs between the economic benefits from hydropower generation and potentially irreversible negative impacts on the ecosystems that provide livelihoods and food security to the rural poor. As a means of comparing these trade-offs, a sensitivity analysis of the benefit-cost analysis of certain Basin Development Plan (BDP) scenarios was undertaken. By changing some key assumptions in the BDP about discount rates, the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Regional Environmental Change
DOI: 10.1007/s10113-012-0303-8


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