(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

The influence of large dams building on resettlement in the Upper Mekong River

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZHANG Y. (1) ; HE D. (1) ; LU Y. (2) ; FENG Y. (1) ; REZNICK J. (2) ;
(1) Yunnan Key Laboratory of International Rivers and Transboundary Eco-security, Yunnan Univ., Kunming, CHINE
(2) Asian International Rivers Center, Yunnan University, Kunming, CHINE


This article examines the influence of large dams building on resettlement of communities affected by the Nuozhadu hydropower project, the largest existing hydropower project on the mainstream of the Upper Mekong River. The results first show that communities will be relocated to a new climate and new elevation. Secondly, that physiographic element changes due to relocation will reduce household economic income. Thirdly, that communities relocated across the study township are less connected with their former relatives after relocation while family-to-family free labor exchange. China’s dam resettlement compensation system focuses on the loss of economic resources after relocation. However, this study finds that the physiographic elements of the relocation sites are an important driver of ensuring economic growth and stability after relocation


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2013, vol. 23, no5 [pp. 947-957]



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