Mekong, its people and big dam
“…Dam-building is a messy business.” However, debates surrounding big hydroelectric dams would have you believe that there are only two kinds of people/arguments involved: pro-dam and anti-dam. One stresses upon the need to meet growing power demands, the other points at socio-environmental costs.
Look closely, and you’ll find a whole spectrum of voices: constructive dialogues, solutions, technological innovations and ways forward. This is what was learnt through a long, collaborative exercise in filmmaking and dissemination, explains Michael Victor from CGIAR in TheWaterBlog post ‘Mekong: A River, its people and Big Dams.’
Also, our competition for designing an improved jerry can has drawn to a close. We’ve received many great entries. They will now be reviewed by a panel of experts with long experience working with rural communities on WASH issues. A big thanks to all who participated! We will announce the winners early next year.
The competition is part of our continuing focus on rural water supply and sanitation issues. The seventh Video… , one of the most watched on TheWaterChannel, continues to inspire us to keep up our efforts in this area.
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