Laos Dam Investment Monitor (LDIM)
Laos Dam Investment Monitor (LDIM) is a network of people interested in the issues related to large-scale hydropower dams and Lao PDR. The network was established on the 28th of July 2018, five days after the incident of, the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy Dam collapsed in Laos. The network contains activists and individuals from different backgrounds ranging from local community members, students, academics, and activists at the national, regional, and international levels who live in the same countries as the actors involved with the hydropower businesses in Laos. LDIM's associate members also come from countries facing with problems of large-scale hydropower dams.
Laos Dam Investment Monitor (LDIM) pays attention to the actor in Laos dams’ business, including the private companies, commercial banks, and the governmental units that support them. LDIM also reviews the regional and national energy plans and the operation of the energy authorities of the neighboring countries that buy electricity from Laos.
LDIM studies, analyses, and advocates on the above issues to invite more open discussion based on the facts, knowledge, experiences, and awareness of the impacts of hydropower dams on Laos and the region. By listening to the voices of the communities and public, the investors and actors involved in the hydropower business must pay attention to the people's livelihood, rivers, and natural resources, not only their profit. The negative impacts of hydropower dams are the major regional problem as the riverine resources and livelihood of the people in the Mekong countries are all connected.
Watch the Video on hydropower dams in Lao PDR and the establishment of LDIM : https://youtu.be/KmWZuEtEdX4