Southeast Asia programme director at International Rivers
Maureen Harris is the Southeast Asia programme director at International Rivers.
Laos' critical decision
Laos will focus on dam design and construction but should also consider how hydropower affects communities living in and around dam sites and reservoirs.
Women on the Mekong
Women’s voices must be central to decision-making on hydropower, and in broader energy planning for Thailand and the region.
Saving the ecosystem
Effective regional cooperation requires shared governance of the Lancang-Mekong Basin, recognising the ecological importance of the river.
Region misses on dams
The stakes are too high to get it wrong, but even the CEO of the Mekong River Commission secretariat says proposed dams on the river 'cannot be stopped'.
Study after study warns that dam-building on the Mekong mainstream will have tremendous implications, fundamentally altering the river’s ecology.