today (Sept 3) in Le Monde Magazine

Today we have an 8 page photoessay about the Mekong in the weekend magazine of the French newspaper Le Monde. For those outside of France you can see a slideshow on their website: www.lemonde.fr. In a few days we will have two new interactive maps about the Mekong River online. So please do come back.

For those in Holland. This week in ‘De Groene Amsterdammer’ a big story about the Colorado River.

And next Saturday in Le Monde Magazine a photo essay about the Colorado River.

Conflict between tradition and Modernity

The setting sun paints the sky over Tonle Sap Lake lavender when fisherwoman Mrs. Samnang (32) pulls her net into her small boat with the help of her two children. Metal spray cans of RAID insecticide that they use to keep the net affloat bang against the boat. The catch is poor. “Nowadays we only catch small fish. All the big fish are gone,” she comments with a sad smile on her face. When asked for the reason, she just stares and says: “They say the Chinese have built dams in the river.”

Jeroen and Célia to Ethiopia and no Twitter of Facebook from China

Journalist Jeroen Kuiper and photographer Célia Pernot just left for Ethiopia where they will be chasing stories surrounding the waters of the Nile and the lack of water in the south of the country that is suffering from famine like neighboring Somalia.