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Mekong Journey: Fish Water from Mother Water

February 12, 2013

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Sunset on the Mekong. Photo by Jeff Opperman.
Sunset on the Mekong. Photo by Jeff Opperman.

Jeff Opperman, a freshwater scientist for The Nature Conservancy, is blogging at the New York Times on his journey to the Mekong River. This post features the food his family experienced along the way–and it’s almost all tied to the “mother water,” as area residents call the river.

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Jeff Opperman, Ph.D., lead scientist for The Nature Conservancy’sGreat Rivers Partnership, has been working to protect rivers and lakes for more than 15 years. He has provided strategic and scientific guidance to freshwater conservation projects across theUnited States as well as in China, Africa and Latin America. Through strategy development, scientific research, and support to field projects, Jeff focuses on protecting and restoring river-floodplain ecosystems and improving the environmental sustainability of hydropower. More from Jeff

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