Resource, industrial and infrastructure investments have driven mainland Southeast Asia’s growth since the 1990s, but these have catalysed dramatic social and environmental change. The impacts of specific projects and activities are typically well documented, but we are yet to grasp the wider implications of change processes that are accelerating, interacting and accumulating: are we seeing a fundamental “rupture” of social and environmental systems in this region?
Our research on hydro-electric dams in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand addresses this question, and considers what risks and opportunities are raised for dialogue and inclusive policy. This page is a platform to share research insights, field observations, photo essays, and other writings. We also want to network with practitioners and scholars working on related themes in and beyond Southeast Asia, so if you would like to contribute a piece based on your work, please get in touch.