Damming the Mekong River (Impacts questions (what impacts and on whom)…
Damming the Mekong River
Describing questions (what and where)
Where is the Mekong river (which countries does it run through)
What is the Mekong river and what are its benefits?
What is river regulation?
What is the background of Mekong countries (type of government, economic and development indicators)?
Explaining questions (how and why)
How are they making these changes?
How do dams and hydroelectricity work?
Why do several countries need to make changes to the Mekong River?
How do the countries around the Mekong use the river?
Why is the Mekong River valuable?
Impacts questions (what impacts and on whom)
Which countries are affected by changes on the Mekong River?
What negative effects do hydroelectric dams have (economic, environmental, people)?
What impacts do hydroelectric dams have on communities living near the Mekong River?
How is this problem impacting people and their jobs?
What positive economic consequences do hydroelectric dams have?
How is this problem impacting the flora?
How is this problem impacting the aquatic animals that live in the Mekong and the land animals the utilise the Mekong for water?
Management questions (what should/could be done)
What are some sustainable management solutions which do not significantly affect the natural environment?
What could be done to fix this problem that involves all the countries working together?
What are other solutions to Laos’ need for electricity that won’t harm the Mekong?