Mekong Journey: Fish Water from Mother Water

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 is the lead scientist for The Nature Conservancy’s Great Rivers priority and is the director of the Conservancy’s global strategy on sustainable hydropower. Jeff has been working to protect rivers and lakes for nearly 15 years, providing strategic and scientific guidance to freshwater conservation projects across the United States as well as in China, Africa and Latin America.



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