Topic: The Mekong River and Basin Issues: Hydroelectric Dams/River…
Topic: The Mekong River and Basin
Issues: Hydroelectric Dams/River regulation
Describing Questions (what and where):
What resources does the river contain?
what is the area of the basin
Where and what is the Mekong?
What are the flora and fauna
What is river regulation?
What are dams?
Where are existing dams in the Mekong?
What is the river regulation?
What is the background of Mekong countries (type of government, economic and development indications)?
What is the Mekong's normal river cycle?
What is the climate like
Where are the planned dams in the Mekong?
What is Thailand's climate?
Where does the Mekong flow through Thailand?
Management Questions (What could/should be done)?
What could be done to keep the Mekong from changing?
What could be done to prevent the negative consequences that the dam brings to the country?
What should be done to increase social and economic development but also keep the environment of the Mekong in a healthy state?
What could Thailand do to increase its level of development without disrupting the Mekong?
Impacts Questions (What impacts and on whom):
What positive/negative consequences does hydroelectricity bring?
What impacts do the river regulations have on the Mekong?
How does blowing up sediments help/
How does Laos building more dams in the river affect Thailand?
Who are impacted by the construction of the dams?
Explaining Questions (How and why):
Why is the Mekong valuable?
How do dams and hydroelectricity work?
Why do countries use hydroelectricity and dams?
How does Thailand benefit from hydroelectricity and dams?
How do dams affect the Mekong and the people using its resources?
How do dams work
How do river regulations affect the Mekong?
What are the positive consequences of dams
How does the Mekong affect Thailand?
How do river regulations affect Thailand?
Relate to big ideas that we introduced
What are some of the key processes that happen in the Mekong River
Ask questions relevant to your country as well (Thailand)