“Before the Dam” is a study of the likely environmental impacts and community rights issues arising from the construction and operation of the proposed Kirirom III Hydropower Scheme, in Sre Ambel District, southwest Cambodia.  The study explores the options that exist for the local community to promote their rights.  The study suggests that if built and operated with appropriate measures in place, the Kirirom III scheme could set a bench-mark for sustainable hydro-development in Cambodia.

This study was published by the American Friends Service Committee and the Rivers Coalition in Cambodia.