The momentum toward large-scale dams on the Mekong River may be unstoppable, but governments must work fast to mitigate their effects on fisheries and biodiversity or risk long-term food insecurity for millions of people whose lives depend on the river and its tributaries, leading academics said at a conference in Phnom Penh on Monday. The conference, organized by the Cambodia Development Research Institute, the U.N. Development Program and the Stockholm International Water Institute brought together academics, NGOs and government officials to highlight the fish production challenges Cambodia and Vietnam will face as upstream dams block migratory fish populations and dramatically
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