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The Forgotten Victims of the Nam Leuk Dam in Laos

Villagers living downstream of Nam Leuk Dam continue to suffer loss of fisheries and water quality problems as a result...
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NGO Concerns on the Use of National Safeguard Systems in World Bank Projects

A Critique of the World Bank Paper, Issues in Using Country Systems in Bank Operations, August 23, 2004  
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Nam Theun 2: A Way of Life Threatened

Opinion piece published in Bangkok’s The Nation. Dave Hubbel Laos The Nam Theun 2 hydroelectric project will double water levels...
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Jim MacNeil's response to Mallaby's "NGOs Fighting Poverty Hurting the Poor"

To: Editor, Foreign Policy RE: Response to Mallaby‚Äôs “NGOs Fighting Poverty Hurting the Poor” From: Jim MacNeill [NOTE: Jim MacNeill...
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New Lao Dam Embroiled In Controversy: Report from a Fact-Finding Mission to the Nam Mang 3 Hydropower Project

On November 22, 2002, an unprecedented protest took place in Laos. Some 40 ethnic Hmong men from Ban Phou Khao...
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Human Rights Dammed Off at Three Gorges

This eyewitness report published by International Rivers Network documents resettlement and human rights problems at the Three Gorges Dam, published...
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IRN Comments on Bujagali Large Hydro Project (Uganda)

Comments on the Project Proposal regarding the Bujagali Hydropower Project Submitted by the AES Corporation to Senter Internationaal 1. Introduction...
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Earthquakes Triggered by Africa's Katse Dam Force Families to Abandon Damaged Village

Earthquakes caused by the filling of a huge reservoir in the southern African country of Lesotho have terrified local people...
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ADB's Dam-Building Record "Seriously Deficient"

A report released today by International Rivers documents the Asian Development Bank’s dam-building activities in the Mekong watershed. The report,...
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Striking Lesotho Dam Workers Killed by Police - NGOs Urge World Bank to Take Action

Five workers were shot dead and some 30 injured when police evicted striking workers from a Lesotho Highlands Water Project...