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dc.contributor.authorBaird, Ian G
dc.contributor.authorManorom, Kanokwan
dc.contributor.authorPhenow, Aurore
dc.contributor.authorGaja-Svasti, Sirasak
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-17T01:01:06Z
dc.date.available2020-07-17T01:01:06Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn1965-0175
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/395550
dc.description.abstractThe Pak Mun Dam on the Mun River in Ubon Ratchathani Province in northeastern Thailand has long been one of the most controversial hydropower projects in Southeast Asia. The environmental and social impacts associated with blocking important fish migrations between the mainstream Mekong River and the Mun River Basin are particularly well known. Fishers, non-governmental organisations and academics have advocated for opening the gates of the dam either year-round or at least for an extended period, and especially at the beginning of the rainy season when a large number of fish migrate upstream. Crucially, however, the damʼs gates are not always opened at the beginning of the rainy season as required by previous agreements. Water management issues associated with opening the Pak Mun Dam have become increasingly complex and fraught because of additional challenges relating to the construction of new infrastructure such as irrigation dams on tributaries, and because of an increasing demand for piped domestic water to supply urban dwellers in Ubon Ratchathani City. In this paper, we adopt a political ecology approach to examine the present economic, ecological and political circumstances associated with the management of the Pak Mun Dam, including the trade-offs associated with different possible management decisions.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWater Alternatives Association
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.water-alternatives.org/index.php/alldoc/articles/vol13/v13issue1/568-a13-1-7
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom141
dc.relation.ispartofpageto159
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalWater Alternatives
dc.relation.ispartofvolume13
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode05
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsPhysical Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsEnvironmental Studies
dc.subject.keywordsWater Resources
dc.titleOpening the Gates of the Pak Mun Dam: Fish Migrations, Domestic Water Supply, Irrigation Projects and Politics
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBaird, IG; Manorom, K; Phenow, A; Gaja-Svasti, S, Opening the Gates of the Pak Mun Dam: Fish Migrations, Domestic Water Supply, Irrigation Projects and Politics, Water Alternatives, 2020, 13 (1), pp. 141-159
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
dc.date.updated2020-07-17T00:56:11Z
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