Mongabay series: Mekong dams

The Mekong is one of the world's longest rivers, and 60 million residents of Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos rely on it for their livelihoods. While hydropower dams being erected along its upper reaches threaten to impact fishing and agriculture from altered flows and flooding throughout the region, the river's delta, where 20% of Vietnam's population of 92 million grows much the country's food, is one of the most gravely threatened by sea level rise. Mongabay's series on the many threats to the Mekong begins with the view from Vietnam and travels throughout the region totaling up the cultural impacts now coming into focus.

A plan to save the Mekong Delta

This is the final installment of an in-depth, four-part series exploring threats facing the Mekong Delta and how they might be addressed. Read the first, second and third installments. "I think…