Human Security Dimensions of Dam Development in the Nile and Mekong River Basins
The following collection of material was created by Jennifer Veilleux as part of her PhD research. Her completed dissertation, Is Dam Development a Mechanism for Human Security? Scale and Perception of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia and the Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River in Laos, is housed at Oregon State University's Library.
This page contains links to work associated with her research that is not featured in the dissertation, plus maps made of the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI) and Human Security Index (HSI) by Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database (TFDD) generated Basin Country Unit (BCU) files contained in the dissertation.
Maps of Human Development Index and Human Security Index for the world's transboundary basins, the Nile River basin, and the Mekong River basin.
The two case study national and local level field interview transcripts were coded and mapped into color coded situation maps for further content analysis. These are available as .jpgs below:
These interviews were also turned into word clouds through the use of Wordle, a free online program. These are available as .jpgs below:
Higher resolution images of the dam projects are available below. These images appear in the dissertation at low resolution.
- Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
- Xayaburi Dam Project
Her paper, The Human Security Dimensions of Dam Development: The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, appeared in Global Dialogue, Issue 15, Volume 2 in November 2013.
The Oregon University-based radio show "Inspiration Dissemination" interviewed Jennifer about her Ethiopian research and academic path from May 2014. The online publication, Terra, that promotes research and research-related activities at Oregon State University published a short story about her Ethiopian research.
For questions on this research, please contact Jennifer Veilleux.