7 May 2013 - 10:42 by Local Press Report
HANOI (Voice of America) — As work begins on Cambodia’s biggest dam, those advocating against its construction have warned that the region’s rush for hydropower will have a disastrous effect on millions of people who rely on
17 Apr 2013 - 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Vietnam, HANOI — Ecosystems in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have already suffered damage due to exploitation of resources, and plans for large dams will only increase the level of damage, according to more than 200 exper
11 Apr 2013 - 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, CA, SAN LUIS OBISPO — Global access to water has increased by some 2 billion people in the last 20 years, according to Patricia Klever, partnership development director at Christian water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
11 Apr 2013 - 08:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, CA, BERKELEY — There are already more than 50,000 big dams blocking the natural paths of the world’s rivers, and “we are currently undergoing a new boom in dam building across the world,” according to Zachery Hur
1 Apr 2013 - 10:08 by Local Press Report
SIHANOUKVILLE (The Cambodian Daily) — A water shortage in the tourist town of Sihanoukville has led authorities to advise scores of businesses to dig their own wells as only 50 percent of local demand is currently being met after high
22 Mar 2013 - 06:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — The Laotian government last week invited journalists to the site of the controversial $3.5 billion USD Xayaburi Dam for tours, interviews, and the release of a report all claiming that the Mekong R
14 Mar 2013 - 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — Senior government officials from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam met this week in the Lao capital, Vientiane, for a series of "summits" meant to increase discussion on regional cooper
26 Feb 2013 - 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Vietnam, HANOI — If the hydropower projects planned within the Mekong River basin are completed, they will accumulate as much as 16 percent of the river’s water volume, or 475 billion cubic meters a year, accordi
15 Feb 2013 - 10:47 by Local Press Report
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) — Cambodia's parliament approved on Friday a $781-million USD guarantee for the purchase of electricity generated by a controversial hydropower dam that activists say could damage thousands of liveli
12 Feb 2013 - 09:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — Laotian authorities last week signed an updated eight-year-old deal with Russian investor Regional Oil for construction of three hydropower projects on Mekong River tributaries.
21 Jan 2013 - 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
laos, LUANG PRABANG — During the 19th Mekong River Commission Council meeting last week in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and other participants challenged Laos’ efforts to construct the controversial $3.5 billion USD Xayaburi
16 Jan 2013 - 02:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — Ministers from member countries of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) and donors started a two-day meeting in Luang Prabang Laos on January 16.
11 Jan 2013 - 10:34 by Local Press Report
GLAND (WWF) — Ministers from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam meeting next week in the Lao city of Luang Prabang must put derailed decision-making on Mekong River mainstream dams back on track or risk sabota
19 Dec 2012 - 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Vietnam, HANOI — Up to 60 percent of Vietnam’s 840 billion cubic meters of surface water originates in foreign countries upstream, making the country highly vulnerable to pollution and water use issues in nearby na
3 Dec 2012 - 10:49 by Local Press Report
PURSAT (Cambodia Daily) — Four Cambodian construction workers are missing in Pursat province after part of a 120-megawatt hydropower dam being built by a massive state-owned Chinese company collapsed Saturday, officials sai
20 Nov 2012 - 11:22 by Local Press Report
MANILA (Asian Development Bank) — While advanced economies gradually rebuild their balance sheets, Asia’s emerging markets need to diversify sources of growth to boost GDP, Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda s
15 Nov 2012 - 09:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HELSINKI, Finland — Global consulting and engineering firm Pöyry’s energy business group has won the technical consulting contract for the Laotian government’s controversial $3.5 billion USD Xayaburi hydropower.
12 Nov 2012 - 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MANILA, Philippines — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) last week announced an $87.39 million USD loan and grant package to Laos and Vietnam for flood an
8 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malaysia, SANDAKAN — Environmental activists representing 11 Southeastern Asian nations have critized Malaysia’s plans to build 12 mega-dams in Sarawak state, citing the “inefficiency, failure and destruction” of simil
8 Nov 2012 - 10:23 by Local Press Report
STUNG TRENG (Cambodia Daily) — Construction of the Lower Sesan 2 Dam in Stung Treng province will begin in 2014 and the government will spend next year relocating some 5,000 people from villages that are located in the dam’s f
5 Nov 2012 - 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — Thai activists are planning “a flotilla protest” against Laos’ controversial Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River during this week’s 9th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit in Vientiane.
1 Nov 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HELSINKI, Finland — Finland’s government has declared its intention to scrutinize the role of Finnish engineering firm the Pöyry Group in the divisive Xayaburi Hydropower Project on the Mekong River in Laos.
26 Oct 2012 - 08:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — South Korean builder SK Engineering and Construction and state-run Korean Western Power have won a $1 billion USD contract to build and operate a hydropower plant in Laos, an official said on Octob
22 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — Laos has placed trust in unproven technology offered by “its hired-gun consultants,” the Finnish-Swiss company Pöyry and the French company Compagnie Nationale du Rhone, activist Ame Trandem told
25 Sep 2012 - 09:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — Chinese authorities announced earlier this week that the major dam at Nuozhadu, on the upper reaches of the Mekong in Yunnan province, has started generating electricity.
17 Sep 2012 - 08:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — Laos’ energy minister announced last week that the country will sell energy supplied by the controversial Xayaburi Dam to Cambodia.
5 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — A new report casts doubt on the sustainability of some planned Cambodian hydropower dams.
28 Aug 2012 - 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Sweden, STOCKHOLM — Hydropower dams planned for the lower mainstem of the Mekong River could decimate fish populations and with them the primary source of protein for 60 million people, according to a new study by int
21 Aug 2012 - 09:57 by Local Press Report
ANGK SNOUL (Water World) — Triple Quest, global distributor of the Hydraid® BioSand Water Filter, announced that an extensive field study conducted in rural Cambodia by researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chape
20 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Vietnam, HANOI — Vietnamese experts last week reiterated their call for a moratorium on dam-building on the Mekong River, saying that the lives of as many as 60 million people would be adversely impacted by those d
17 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — Work has started up again on a controversial $3.5 billion USD dam across the Mekong River in Laos, the project’s Thai developer said yesterday, despite Laotian claims it had been paused after compl
9 Aug 2012 - 00:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — Myanmar and Thai health authorities are cooperating on efforts to contain the spread of malaria and dengue fever along the two countries' border after a severe outbreak of the two diseases was dete
8 Aug 2012 - 11:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — In another attempt to block Laos’ construction of the controversial $3.6 billion USD Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River, a group of 37 Thai villagers on August 7 filed a lawsuit in Administrative Cou
2 Aug 2012 - 09:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Local NGO the Rivers Coalition in Cambodia have urged Thailand and Laos to scrap their agreement for Thailand to purchase power produced by the Xayaburi Dam in Laos.
30 Jul 2012 - 11:24 by OOSKAnews Contributor
Vietnam, QUANG NINH — Representatives of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), met last week in Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province to evaluate and discuss cooperative water resources management initiatives, inc
20 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — Agricultural projects in China that involve water conservancy measures and energy saving may see more government approvals in the second half of the year.
13 Jul 2012 - 08:56 by Local Press Report
WASHINGTON DC (US Department of State) — On July 13, 2012, the Foreign Ministers of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam -- and the U.S.
11 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday (10th July) pressed the Laotian government to carry out more studies on the controversial Xayaburi Dam project on the Mekong River.
5 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — The Swedish government last week announced new financing to support the Mekong River Commission in strengthening management and development of water and related resources in the Lower Mekong Basin.
25 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Vietnam, HANOI — Laos has promised to work closely with other countries on sustainable use of the Mekong River as a water resource, with special attention to environmental impacts.