Regular flooding in the Mekong basin is essential for the rural and fisheries communities that supply a large part of the region with food. Development in the shape of dam construction severely endangers this age old lifestyle.
The Caiptal of the Chinese Province Yunnan has seen a spectacular growth in recent years. Just like many other major population centres in the country. Yunnan’s energy production is mostly green, coming from hydro power. Seemingly a good thing. Countries down stream are not unanimously happy with that though.