Mekong River part 3 Save the Mekong

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Mekong River part 3 Save the Mekong

  1. 1. Brainstorm Race
  2. 2. Brainstorm Race • What do you remember in your last lesson?
  3. 3. Brainstorm Race • What do you remember in your last lesson? • Work with your group from yesterday
  4. 4. Brainstorm Race • What do you remember in your last lesson? • Work with your group from yesterday • Brainstorm what you’ve learnt about the Mekong
  5. 5. Brainstorm Race • What do you remember in your last lesson? • Work with your group from yesterday • Brainstorm what you’ve learnt about the Mekong • You’ve got 4 minutes so DO it as fast as you can
  6. 6. Brainstorm Race • What do you remember in your last lesson? • Work with your group from yesterday • Brainstorm what you’ve learnt about the Mekong • You’ve got 4 minutes so DO it as fast as you can • NO TALKING!!!!!!!
  7. 7. Brainstorm Race • What do you remember in your last lesson? • Work with your group from yesterday • Brainstorm what you’ve learnt about the Mekong • You’ve got 4 minutes so DO it as fast as you can • NO TALKING!!!!!!! • Then present it to the class
  8. 8. Transnational Cooperation
  9. 9. •Established in 1995 between Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam •Assist in management and use of the Mekong •The only inter-governmental agency working with government of each country •Joint management of shared water resources & sustainable development
  10. 10. •Established in 1995 between Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam •Assist in management and use of the Mekong •The only inter-governmental agency working with government of each country •Joint management of shared water resources & sustainable development
  11. 11. •Established in 1995 between Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam •Assist in management and use of the Mekong •The only inter-governmental agency working with government of each country •Joint management of shared water resources & sustainable development
  12. 12. Mekong Under Threat •Granted approval to investigate 11 dams on the Mekong •11 dams are claimed to harm river’s ecology •Block fish migration •Loss of local people’s income
  13. 13. Mekong Mainstream Dam Plans
  14. 14. Mekong Mainstream Dam Plans
  15. 15. Mekong Mainstream Dam Plans • 7 dams in Laos • 2 dams in Cambodia • 2 dams on Thai-Lao borders • Over 14,000 megawatts of electricity • Sent to Thailand and Vietnam
  16. 16. Don Sahong Dam •July 2009, 9 dams were at feasibility stage •Don Sahong and Xayaburi Dam were at detailed design stage (2013 and 2020) •Don Sahong Dam will block fish migration
  17. 17. Don Sahong Dam •July 2009, 9 dams were at feasibility stage •Don Sahong and Xayaburi Dam were at detailed design stage (2013 and 2020) •Don Sahong Dam will block fish migration
  18. 18. Siphandone • Characterized by numerous islands, wide river with deep pools, narrow channels, rapid, small islets • Migratory species move upriver to deep pools in Siphandone area • Up to 75% of Tonle Sap fish migrate to Siphandone during dry season
  19. 19. Siphandone • Characterized by numerous islands, wide river with deep pools, narrow channels, rapid, small islets • Migratory species move upriver to deep pools in Siphandone area • Up to 75% of Tonle Sap fish migrate to Siphandone during dry season
  20. 20. Siphandone • Characterized by numerous islands, wide river with deep pools, narrow channels, rapid, small islets • Migratory species move upriver to deep pools in Siphandone area • Up to 75% of Tonle Sap fish migrate to Siphandone during dry season
  21. 21. Siphandone • Characterized by numerous islands, wide river with deep pools, narrow channels, rapid, small islets • Migratory species move upriver to deep pools in Siphandone area • Up to 75% of Tonle Sap fish migrate to Siphandone during dry season
  22. 22. Siphandone • Characterized by numerous islands, wide river with deep pools, narrow channels, rapid, small islets • Migratory species move upriver to deep pools in Siphandone area • Up to 75% of Tonle Sap fish migrate to Siphandone during dry season
  23. 23. Siphandone • Characterized by numerous islands, wide river with deep pools, narrow channels, rapid, small islets • Migratory species move upriver to deep pools in Siphandone area • Up to 75% of Tonle Sap fish migrate to Siphandone during dry season
  24. 24. Video Clip: Save the Mekong http://youtu.be/ZhdHvPfKkoA • Watch the clip ‘save the Mekong’
  25. 25. Don Sahong Dam http://youtu.be/ZhdHvPfKkoA
  26. 26. Summarize from the Clip
  27. 27. Answer the questions
  28. 28. Dam or No Dam? •Brainstorming on.... •What are positive aspects of dam? •What are negative aspects of dam?
  29. 29. http://www.mrcmekong.org/about-the-mrc/ http://www.google.com/imgres?q=Mekong+River +fisherman&um=1&hl=th&client=safari&sa=N&rls=en&biw=1020&bih=635&tbm=isch&tbnid=dmA2_xSjN7Fij M:&imgrefurl=http://www.britannica.com/bps/media-view/ 92881/1/0/0&docid=oAm2SyrwTYRwNM&imgurl=http://media-3.web.britannica.com/eb-media// 21/93121-050-878F4D70.jpg&w=1600&h=1097&ei=6_m_TvHJMonLrQfv9IW_AQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=710& vpy=306&dur=2164&hovh=186&hovw=271&tx=174&ty=97&sig=106310772108964024319&page=1&tbnh=135&t bnw=153&start=0&ndsp=13&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0 http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/the-mekong-river-survival-for-millions http://tonlesap.net/ http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5039980 http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTEASTASIAPACIFIC/Resources/226262-1151703454492/ Mekong_MWRAS_hydromap.gif http://www.cambodiancommunityday.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=63&Itemid=80 http://www.reuters.com/resources/r/?m=02&d=20070307&t=2&i=444980&w=460&fh=&fw=&ll=&pl=&r=444980 http://thailand.prd.go.th/thailand_illustrated/content.php?s_id=287 http://www.laos-guide-999.com/vientiane-boat-racing-festival.html http://www.parish-without-borders.net/cditt/cambodia/culture/waterfest2.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TonleSapMap.png http://www.srisiamholidays.com/images/stories/Cambodia/Maps/cambodia%20wetland.gif http://images.smh.com.au/2010/06/25/1644221/Mekong-Fishing-net-420x0.jpg References

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