Technical Comments

Comment on “Designing river flows to improve food security futures in the Lower Mekong Basin”

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Science  13 Jul 2018:
Vol. 361, Issue 6398, eaat1989
DOI: 10.1126/science.aat1989


The designer flow regime proposed by Sabo et al. (Research Articles, 8 December 2017, p. 1270) to support fisheries in the Lower Mekong Basin fails to account for important ecological, political, and economic dimensions. In doing so, they indicate that dam impacts can be easily mitigated. Such an action would serve to increase risks to food and livelihood futures in the basin.

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