WATER PROJECT: DamAge - thailand
Pak Mun Dam
The building of the Pak Mun Dam in Thailand has lead to strong opposition by the local population as the number of fish and fish species in the river is dramatically reduced because of the dam. To avoid blocking the fish migration in the river completely a fishladder was proposed by the World Banks fishing experts, but this has proved useless.
Known as "The Mother of Waters", more than 60 million people depend on the Mekong river and its tributaries for food, fresh water, transport and other aspects of daily life. The construction of big dams is now threatening the life of these people aswell as the vital and unique ecosystem of the river.