The Lesotho Highlands Water Project is just another example of the corruption and tragedy that follows the construction of large dams in developing countries under the guise of elusive benefits meant to aid in the “prosperity” of the country. In actuality these projects, as demonstrated in the readings for the case study, result in displacements of thousands of people, environmental degradation, political corruption and an overall lower quality of life for the individuals involved. What is difficult to comprehend is not that these projects are detrimental to the countries involved, but why they continue to be promoted. I guess the obvious answer is that global dam-building companies are willing to do anything to turn a profit, even if it’s at the expense of thousands of people. The way people have been treated is appalling and fortunately, people are no longer blind to the negative effects of mega-dams and are willing to fight for their rights. In Malaysia, indigenous communities have asked the government to stop all 13 planned mega-dam projects in the state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, and are seeking a referendum on dam construction. Hopefully, they will be heard and they can serve as an example for citizens of other countries contemplating mega-dams.