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Mekong Dam Victims - Thailand. Kampang Wangpon (24), a young dj at the radiostation created by the Assembly of the Poor to transmit information regarding the dam to the villagers. He is one of the few young villagers who have decided to remain and continue his parents battle against the dam instead of emigrating to the city. The building of the Pak Mun Dam in Thailand has lead to strong opposition by the local population as the number of fish and fish species in the river is dramatically reduced because of the dam, affecting more than 20,000 people. Known as "The Mother of Waters", more than 60 million people depend on the Mekong river and its tributaries for food, fresh water, transport and other aspects of daily life. The construction of big dams is now threatening the life of these people aswell as the vital and unique ecosystem of the river.