In the Balance
Salween Dams Threaten Downstream Communities in Burma
This report is an examination of how the Salween dams may impact the complex and delicate ecosystem of the Salween delta and the livelihoods of the half million people living there. Published in May 2007.To download: English | Burmese | Thai | Chinese


Warning Signs
An Update on Plans to Dam the Salween in Burma’s Shan State
An update of developments at the Tasang dam site, this report details the preparations underway to build the dam, moves by the Burma Army in the area, logging near the dam site, and the ongoing displacement of the local population. It also includes a detailed map of Tasang’s projected reservoir. Published in September 2006.To download: English | Chinese | Thai


Dammed by Burma’s Generals
The Karenni Experience with Hydropower Development
from Lawpita to the Salween

This report documents the story of Burma’s first major hydropower project at Lawpita in Karenni State: the construction of the Mobye dam, the displacement of 12,000 people, the restriction on water use, and the consequences of landmines employed to secure power stations. Reflecting on the lessons of Lawpita, the report then examines the potential impact of the planned Weigyi dam on the Salween, including a reservoir the size of Singapore that will submerge the ancient capital of Bawlake, fertile farming lands, and some of the world’s last remaining rainforests. Published in March 2006.To Download: English | Thai | Burmese | Chinese


Salween Water Diversion
(Updated on January 24, 2006)
This briefing paper outlines Thailand’s plans to divert water from the Salween River to the Chao Phraya basin, including proposed routes, project specifications, and a summary of the initial impact assessment. Prepared in September 2005.To download: English
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