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 Nature Conservancy's senior advisor for sustainable hydropower. He works to promote ecologically sustainable water management in river basins with hydropower infrastructure. Through this work, Jeff has provided strategic and scientific assistance to environmental flow assessments for several rivers in the United States and for the Yangtze River and the Patuca River (Honduras).



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