Bomborra Media
All Along the Mekong

Published on Jul 16, 2020 by Luke Hunt

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A television production for Voice of America produced by Bomborra focussing on drought, dams and climate change along the Mekong River.

PHNOM PENH – As the monsoon gets underway across Indochina, farmers and fishermen are praying for rain after a lengthy drought — aggravated by climate change and dam construction.

This year the Mekong River has seen its lowest levels since record keeping began 60 years ago. 

According to the Mekong River Commission, rainfall over the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) — encompassing parts of Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam — in May was about 68 per cent lower than in May 2019.  Read, watch and listen here.