Lao Hydropower Dev Assessment Y3
This project examines transboundary environmental commons in the context of hydropower development in the Mekong. It aims to better understand how large dams are transforming downstream livelihoods, ways of life, and social perceptions of risks and adaptation. It does so by looking at hydropower decision-making across scales (from local to transboundary, while recognizing their blurred boundaries), how the existing decision-making structures and processes facilitate and hinder local participation, and its implications for local community’s (in)ability to convey their views and voices in general and with regard to resettlement and compensation processes in particular. Geographically, the research covers various field sites in Laos and Thailand.