The Mekong River: Water, Wars, Watts.

Jim Holmes

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7th January 2021
Adventure | River | Environment | Travel

While living in Laos for over 15 years I worked extensively on photographic projects about the Mekong River, for international organisations, hydropower companies, tourist guide books and scientific research projects. This presentation is my personal view of this wonderful river and region.

Flowing between Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, the Mekong is one of the world’s longest rivers and has supported ancient cultures and vibrant economies. From the mountains of northern Laos where the river flows from China to the South China Sea in Vietnam, it flows through and between once warring states, lush environment and is home to some of the world’s most incredible species of fish.

Giant mainstream hydropower dams are now under construction on the Mekong, and they will change this beautiful region for ever, both in terms travel opportunities and biodiversity. Journey with me along this great river, and explore this rich tapestry before it changes forever.

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About Jim Holmes

I am a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a professional documentary photographer that specialises in worldwide humanitarian and environmental assignments from my base in Chester. Having been based in South East Asia for 20 years, living in Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia then also in Japan, I bring first-hand experience to all my presentations.

My talks are unique, entertaining and informative, bringing together the best of my photography and the research and experiences my assignments offered me, all in some of the world's most fascinating locations.

My talks are of interest to general audiences, but also engage with the photographers, geographers, humanitarians, travellers and the scientific community in your group! I have worked in this niche specialisation for 30 years and I recommend a viewing of my website to get a better picture of what I mean: My talks are passionate, professional and thought provoking, richly illustrated with dynamic images that bring together the issues of photography, remote areas travel, environmental and cultural subjects and the history of an area.

Please consider my talks for your future plans. My schedule books up well in advance, although I am sometimes able to step in at short notice if you have a speaker cancellation, it is always worth asking.

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