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Foundations of Environmental SustainabilityThe Coevolution of Science and Policy$
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Larry Rockwood, Ronald Stewart, and Thomas Dietz

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195309454

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.001.0001

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Conservation and Development: The Nam Theun 2 Dam Project in Laos

Conservation and Development: The Nam Theun 2 Dam Project in Laos

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(p.300) 19 Conservation and Development: The Nam Theun 2 Dam Project in Laos
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Foundations of Environmental Sustainability
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Thayer Scudder

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.003.0020

This chapter describes the author's work on the Panel of Environmental and Social Experts (POE) for Laos' Nam Theun 2 (NT2) dam. Although generally regarded as unsustainable, large dams are thought to be a necessity in development projects. Therefore, the goal should be to make them as sustainable as possible, for both the environment and people.

Keywords:   Mekong River basin, dams, sustainable development

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