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Dams on the Mekong River: Lost fish protein and the implications for land and water resources

Orr, Stuart; Pittock, James; Chapagain, Ashok; Dumaresq, David


Proposed dam construction in the Lower Mekong Basin will considerably reduce fish catch and place heightened demands on the resources necessary to replace lost protein and calories. Additional land and water required to replace lost fish protein with livestock products are modelled using land and water footprint methods. Two main scenarios cover projections of these increased demands and enable the specific impact from the main stem dam proposals to be considered in the context of basin-wide...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Global Environmental Change: Part A - Human and Policy Dimensions
DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2012.06.002


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