Session 17: Governance, institutions and decision-making about dams.

Governance, institutions and
decision-making
MK8 pro...
MK8 project
Improving hydropower decision-making
processes in the Mekong Basin
• Explore some case studies of decision mak...
Mekong Hydropower Decision Making
Stages and Actors
• Stages
– Policy and strategic
planning;
– Integrated river basin
pla...
Is this decision-making process good
enough?
• 300 people had to resettled twice in the case
of Manwan dam;
• Flash flood ...
Today’s session
• Participation in decision making process of
five case-studies in Laos;
• Lessons learnt from Cambodian c...
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Governance, institutions and decision making

  1. 1. Session 17: Governance, institutions and decision-making about dams. Governance, institutions and decision-making MK8 project: Improving hydropower decision-making processes in the Mekong Basin
  2. 2. MK8 project Improving hydropower decision-making processes in the Mekong Basin • Explore some case studies of decision making across the Basin; • Have a discussion about how to improve decision making.
  3. 3. Mekong Hydropower Decision Making Stages and Actors • Stages – Policy and strategic planning; – Integrated river basin planning; – Dam project planning; – Dam construction; – Dam operation; – Dam decommissioning. (Twyford and Baldwin, 2006) • Stakeholders: – – – – – – States/decision makers Investors Academics Local people NGOs Media
  4. 4. Is this decision-making process good enough? • 300 people had to resettled twice in the case of Manwan dam; • Flash flood caused by massive water release of Yali Fall Dam in 2000 led to 39 people died,… • Protests, demonstrations and confrontations of affected people in Pak Mun project. “There is a need to sacrifice if we want to develop the country” Cambodian governmental official
  5. 5. Today’s session • Participation in decision making process of five case-studies in Laos; • Lessons learnt from Cambodian case-studies (public participation, cooperation); • Perspectives of different stakeholders on dam development in China.

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