A hydropower dam under construction on the Mekong River in Laos pictured in January 201. Photo: Shutterstock A hydropower dam under construction on the Mekong River in Laos pictured in January 201. Photo: Shutterstock
A hydropower dam under construction on the Mekong River in Laos pictured in January 201. Photo: Shutterstock

US-backed Mekong monitoring project set to test China’s patience

  • The Mekong Dam Monitor open-source online platform aims to provide regular updates on water levels at dozens of dams along the river’s length
  • Part-funded by Washington, it also involves Eyes On Earth – the US company whose April study found Chinese dams contributed to drought in the region

Topic |   US-China relations
A hydropower dam under construction on the Mekong River in Laos pictured in January 201. Photo: Shutterstock A hydropower dam under construction on the Mekong River in Laos pictured in January 201. Photo: Shutterstock
A hydropower dam under construction on the Mekong River in Laos pictured in January 201. Photo: Shutterstock
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