‘Life Under the Hydropower’, a photo book by Fair Finance Vietnam, shows a realistic perspective vis-à-vis the influence of the Cam Thuy I Hydropower Plant on the lives of the communities living in Thanh Long village, Cam Thanh commune, Cam Thuy district, Thanh Hoa province, and raising the voices of the communities themselves.
By 2018, Vietnam had 818 Hydropower Plant Projects (HPPs) with 23,182MW capacity. Of these HPPS, 385 are operational, 143 are under construction, and 290 are in the research and investment stage. These infrastructures amounts to an average of 5 to 6 small and medium-sized hydropower plants per river. However, these developments come with accompanying share of problems. The construction of such a substantial number of small and medium-sized HPPs has negatively impacts the environment, economy, and society as captured in this photo book.
Fair Finance Vietnam (FFV) is the creation of the collective efforts of several civil society organizations, including the Center for Water Conservation and Development (WARECOD), the Center for Education and Empowerment of Women (CEPEW), and Oxfam in Vietnam. They are currently active in the field of environmental protection and community development for sustainable development.
For more information, please contact:
Hoang Thu Trang, Programme Officer, Oxfam in Vietnam