Securing water for people and the environment
- Conducting environmental flow assessments and developing related guidelines
- Promoting sustainable dams, hydropower and other water infrastructure
- Influencing decision makers to integrate environmental water needs into national laws and polices while allowing equitable water allocation
- Integrating environmental water needs into river basin polices and plans
Changes to environmental flows are a key driver of ecosystem decline. These changes are caused by the construction of dams for energy, water storage and flood control; by the abstraction of surface and groundwater for use in industry, agriculture and homes; and, increasingly, climate change.
TEDxWWF talk on Mekong Dam
Stuart Chapman explains how and why another dam is a risk for both the ecosystem and the population that lives in the Region.