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A report about the challenges in assessing environmental impacts of large dams along international rivers, using the case study of the Yali dam. The author argues that the construction of the dam showed a failure to conduct a transboundary EIA compliant with international standards because of lacking technical capacity and political will from dam developers, as well as a weakness of the basin coordination unit. The severe negative consequences of the Yali Dam on Cambodian people downstream attracted the attention of the dam developers to re-conduct an EIA even if the construction was already underway. The results of the EIA prove that the dam heavily impacts communities in Cambodia; however, the dam developers in Vietnam offer limited compensation.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Environmental and biodiversity protection
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Water resources
  • Water rights
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
Copyright Unclear copyright
Version / Edition 1
License unspecified
Author (individual) Piseth Keo
Pagination 17 p.
Date uploaded May 29, 2015, 09:08 (UTC)
Date modified June 23, 2015, 07:37 (UTC)