World Bank fallacy of kinder, gentler dams

Multilateral lender's promotion of Laos' Nam Theun 2 and Xayaburi dams as exportable models of sustainable hydropower willfully ignores criticism of their age-old adverse impacts

November 4, 2017 5:17 PM (UTC+8)
A handout picture taken on October 23, 2010 shows a part of the reservoir of the Nam Theun 2 hydropower station in the Lao central province of Khammouane.   Photo: AFP/Nam Theun Power Company
A handout picture taken on October 23, 2010 shows a part of the reservoir of the Nam Theun 2 hydropower station in the Lao central province of Khammouane. Photo: AFP/Nam Theun Power Company
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