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Dams, Energy

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Title: Dams and other hydropower projects
Description/subject: Link to the dams material in the Water section
Language: English
Source/publisher: OnlineBurma/Myanmar Library
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 11 January 2013

Title: EPDC Homepage
Description/subject: "Launched in 1952, Electric Power Development Company (EPDC) has upheld the economic development of Japan as a special-purpose corporation for the development and supply of electric power. Organized primarily under government funding, EPDC has supported the stable supply of electric power, serving the electric power companies of Japan as a wholesale electric utility..." The Japanese Government/company interface which was coordinating (and will in the future?) various Japanese dam projects on the Burma-Thailand border
Language: English
Source/publisher: EPDC
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Title: IFI-Burma - discussion group
Description/subject: Updates on development schemes in Burma, with particular focus on bilateral and multilateral assistance; concerns and strategies.
Language: English
Subscribe: IFI-Burma-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Title: IFI-Burma Project
Description/subject: "The Burma Project conducts research and analysis on issues of development assistance from international financial institutions (IFIs) to Burma, with a particular focus on multilateral development banks (MDBs). The Burma Project also provides current information on these issues to members of civil society who work to protect human rights and the environment in Burma, so that they may be equipped with necessary knowledge, skills and a working network to assist them in ensuring that operations of MDBs in Burma are conducted in a socially and environmentally accountable manner, and truly benefits citizens..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Bank Information Center
Subscribe: IFI-Burma-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
Format/size: html, Word, pdf
Date of entry/update: 18 June 2003

Title: Rivers Watch: East and Southeast Asia (RWESA)
Description/subject: "Rivers Watch: East and Southeast Asia (RWESA) is a network of NGOs and peoples' organizations from East and Southeast Asia - supported by their allies internationally - that was formed in July 2000. The network is to stop destructive river development projects in East and SE Asia and to restore rivers to the communities who depend on them. The network currently consists of around 35 organizations from East and Southeast Asia. Online documents include: * Vision and Objectives; * Declarations produced at RWESA meetings; * Pak Mun Declaration, July 2000; * Baguio Declaration, February 2002 * Country Reports (First Meeting); plus lots of articles on Burma, the Mekong etc.
Language: Chinese
Source/publisher: RWESA
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Title: South East Asia Rivers Network (SEARIN)
Description/subject: "Southeast Asia Rivers Network-Thailand Chapter or SEARIN Thailand was launched on March 14, 1999, the International Day of Action Against Dams and for Rivers, Water and Life. SEARIN Thailand was established by academics and NGO activists who have been working on social and environmental issues in Thailand, particularly on the environmental and social problems caused by large dams, and state policies on resource management. SEARIN Thailand is a campaign-based organization, working to support local community rights to their rivers, and to oppose threats to rivers and riverine ecosystems in mainland south-east Asia, such as large dams and water diversion projects..." News items and documents including: Evaluation of the EIA for the Proposed Upper Mekong Navigation Improvement Project; Preliminary Impact Assessment on Navigation Channel Improvement Project of the Lancang-Mekong (draft); Agreement on Commercial Navigation on Lancang-Mekong River; EIA of the Navigation Channel Improvement Project of the Lancang-Mekong River; Report on the Feasibility of the Waterway Improvement Project on the Upper Mekong River.
Language: English
Source/publisher: SEARIN
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Individual Documents

Title: China Moves to Dam the Nu, Ignoring Seismic, Ecological, and Social Risks
Date of publication: 25 January 2013
Description/subject: "In a blueprint for the energy sector in 2011-15, China’s State Council on Wednesday lifted an eightyear ban on five megadams for the largely free-flowing Nu River [Salween], ignoring concerns about geologic risks, global biodiversity, resettlement, and impacts on downstream communities. “China’s plans to go ahead with dams on the Nu, as well as similar projects on the Upper Yangtze and Mekong, shows a complete disregard of well-documented seismic hazards, ecological and social risks” stated Katy Yan, China Program Coordinator for the environmental organization International Rivers. Also included in the plan is the controversial Xiaonanhai Dam on the Upper Yangtze. A total of 13 dams was first proposed for the Nu River (also known as the Salween) in 2003, but Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao suspended these plans in 2004 in a stunning decision. Since then, Huadian Corporation has continued to explore five dams – Songta (4200 MW), Maji (4200 MW), Yabiluo (1800 MW), Liuku (180 MW), and Saige (1000 MW) – and has successfully lobbied the State Council to include them in the 12th Five Year Plan..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Rivers
Format/size: pdf (71K)
Date of entry/update: 26 January 2013

Title: Verbrannte Erde und Überflutungen: Staudammprojekte am Salween in Burma
Date of publication: October 2003
Description/subject: Ein Artikel über die Aktivitäten der ADB in Burma, Staudammprojekte am Salween, Umweltkatastrophen, ölkologische Folgen der Staudammprojekte. activities of the ADB concerning Burma; environmental, ecological and sicial consequences of dam-projects
Author/creator: Daniel Apolinarski
Language: Deutsch, German
Source/publisher: Burma Initiative Asienhaus
Format/size: pdf (99K)
Date of entry/update: 05 December 2003

Title: Zwangsumsiedlung für Staudammbau in Burma
Date of publication: December 2001
Description/subject: Für den Energieexport nach Thailand will Burmas Militärregierung einen Großstaudamm bauen, für den Tausende Angehörige der Shan umgesiedelt werden sollen. Der Tasang Staudamm soll am Fluss Salween im zentralen Shan Bundesstaat entstehen. Teile des Gebietes sind bereits entvölkert. Überblick der Geselschaft für bedrohte Völker über die Pläne zum Bau des Tasang-Staudamms und die Konsequenzen für die einheimische Bevölkerung und die Umwelt. key words: Tasang-dam, forced relocation, consequences for local population, environment
Language: Deutsch, German
Source/publisher: Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker
Format/size: html (6,5K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.gfbv.de/fset_druck.php?doctype=inhaltsDok&docid=323
Date of entry/update: 08 January 2004

Title: Dam Talks Exclude Minority Groups
Date of publication: 15 September 1999
Description/subject: Thai-based environmentalists yesterday accused the American organisers of a conference of going behind the backs of vulnerable ethnic groups in discussing massive Burmese dam projects in private. Oregon University, in co-operation with Bangkok's Asian Institute of Technology, asked representatives of the military regime and various business groups to discuss ways of damming Burma's Salween River.
Author/creator: William Barnes
Language: English
Source/publisher: South China Morning Post
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003