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  1. Oxfam Launches Transboundary Water Management Program

    31 May 2017- 11:38 by Local Press Report KATHMANDU The Himalayan Times Oxfam has launched a five-year program to promote improved policies and practices that protect the rights of communities along the Ganges, the Brahmaputra-Meghna and the Salween river ...

    Local Press Report - 05/31/2017 - 11:38

  2. Aung San Suu Kyi to Take Up Myitsone Dam Issue During China Visit

    17 Aug 2016- 09:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YANGON, Myanmar Burmese State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to discuss the stalled Myitsone Dam project in Myanmar’s Kachin state with Chinese officials during her official visit to China this week. K ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/17/2016 - 09:24

  3. Thai Government Admits It Cannot Regulate Laos' Dam Project

    25 Jul 2016- 10:05 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The National The Water Resources Department has admitted it is beyond the Thai government’s power to challenge the Pak Beng Dam project in Laos and the only way to review the project is through the Mekong R ...

    Local Press Report - 07/25/2016 - 10:05

  4. UNEP Report Highlights Dam-Building as Source of Geopolitical Risk in Trans-boundary River Basins

    4 May 2016- 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States A new assessment of the world’s trans-boundary river basins by the United Nations Environmental Group (UNEP) has identified “hotspots” for potential conflict in the next 15 to 30 ye ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/04/2016 - 11:31

  5. River Flows From Tibetan Plateau Could Increase in Coming Decades: Study

    21 Jan 2016- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GOTHENBURG, Sweden Water supplies on the Tibetan Plateau will remain stable-- and may even increase-- in the coming decades, according to new research from Sweden’s University of Gothenburg. The findings fly i ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/21/2016 - 11:05

  6. Thai Prime Minister Calls for More Reservoirs, Drought Plans

    17 Sep 2015- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the military to start building 30 more “kaem ling” (literally, monkey cheek) water retention areas in order to ease water scarcity, g ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/17/2015 - 11:11

  7. Vietnam Concerned Over Thai Plans to Divert Mekong Waters to Fill Dams

    17 Aug 2015- 09:44 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The National The Mekong Delta is Vietnam's most important agricultural area. Each year, the area produces the most rice and fruit in the country. This region also nurtures many freshwater fish species, ...

    Local Press Report - 08/17/2015 - 09:44

  8. Thai Government Looks to Other Mekong Nations for Help With Water Supply

    17 Jul 2015- 10:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The Thai government is looking to fellow Mekong River nations for additional sources of water supply, as the country continues to grapple with crippling drought. State-run media on July 16th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/17/2015 - 10:52

  9. Dams Threaten Peace in Myanmar

    16 Dec 2014- 10:01 by Local Press Report YANGON Macau Daily Times Myanmar’s government calls them signposts of modernity: a string of huge dam projects along the mighty Salween River, one of Asia’s last untamed waterways, needed to meet economic goals and ...

    Local Press Report - 12/16/2014 - 10:01

  10. Chinese Company Gets Approval to Build Hydropower Project in Myanmar

    29 May 2014- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YANGON, Myanmar Hanergy Group Holdings Ltd., a Beijing-based clean energy generation company, together with local Myanmar company Asia World, have gotten approval from the Myanmar government to build the first ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/04/2014 - 10:43

  11. Children in Myanmar’s Kachin State Face Health Risks Due to Conflict, Displacement: UNICEF

    23 Apr 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MYITKYINA, Myanmar The violence between central government forces and rebels in Myanmar’s northern Kachin state has put the health of thousands of displaced people, including an estimated 1,000 children, at ri ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/23/2014 - 10:23

  12. Petition Aims to Halt Myanmar's Dam-Building on Salween River

    17 Mar 2014- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YANGON, Myanmar Over 33,500 people belonging to more than 130 civil society and political organizations have signed a petition to stop hydropower development along the Thanlwin River (also know as Salween Rive ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/19/2014 - 12:23

  13. Karen Opposition Groups Warn of Brewing Conflict Over Myanmar’s Hatgyi Dam

    11 Mar 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YANGON, Myanmar Local Karen communities are voicing opposition to the Myanmar government’s planned $2.6 billion USD, 1,360-megawatt Hatgyi hydropower project on the Salween River in Kayin (Karen) State, an are ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/11/2014 - 10:22

  14. Environmentalists Urge Myanmar Government to Review Hydropower Plans

    12 Feb 2014- 09:32 by Local Press Report YANGON Eleven Myanmar The Myanmar government must review hydro-power projects being planned on the Thanlwin River, according to Karen Rivers Watch and environmental activists. Critics argue that the projects, hatch ...

    Local Press Report - 02/12/2014 - 09:32

  15. Myanmar’s Dam Plans May Threaten Peace Process

    30 Oct 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RANGOON, Myanmar The Myanmar government’s plans to construct several dams on the Salween River could threaten efforts to secure peace ahead of a nationwide ceasefire conference scheduled for next month, accord ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/30/2013 - 10:07