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  1. Mekong River Commission Calls For Water Flow Transparency From China

    17 Jun 2020- 09:22 by Staff- Water Diplomat VIENTIANE, Laos The Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) annual report, published 16 June, includes a noteworthy statement calling for increased transparency from China over upstream dam operations on the river. The ...

    Staff - Water D... - 07/03/2020 - 10:18

  2. Low Mekong Levels Raise Toxic Algae Risk

    11 Dec 2019- 08:14 by Staff- Water Diplomat VIANTIANE, Laos The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has suggested that receent  change in colour of the Mekong River in Thailand and Laos with serious consequences, and called for more data sharing with the China- ...

    Staff - Water D... - 12/30/2019 - 10:02

  3. Lower Mekong Countries Face Extreme Drought In 2020.

    30 Nov 2019- 09:44 by Staff- Water Diplomat VIANTIANE, Laos The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has warned that with the late onset and early departure of the monsoon, countries in the lower Mekong region can anticipate extreme drought through January 2020. ...

    Staff - Water D... - 12/05/2019 - 10:07

  4. Thailand Authorities Address Historically Low Mekong Water Levels

    22 Jul 2019- 07:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand's Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) has admitted that the Thai government can not directly mitigate the recent drop in Mekong River water levels, but looked to the resum ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/22/2019 - 07:19

  5. Mekong River Commission to Revise Dam Guidelines

    3 Feb 2018- 08:58 by Local Press Report PHNOM PENH The Phnom Penh Post Hydropower developers and representatives of the Mekong River Commission member countries met last week for the last time before finalising guidelines to mitigate the negative impacts ...

    Local Press Report - 02/03/2018 - 08:58

  6. Laos Inaugurates Don Sahong Dam Construction

    29 Aug 2016- 07:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos has inaugurated construction work on the 260-megawatt Don Sahong hydropower project on the Mekong River this month, Lao news agency KPL reported last week. Laos had announced plans to star ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/29/2016 - 07:19

  7. Cambodia to Close Its Mekong River Commission Office

    10 Aug 2016- 09:09 by Local Press Report PHNOM PENH Voice of America Cambodia has announced it will shutter the office of the inter-governmental Mekong River Commission in Phnom Penh, relocating its functions to neighboring Laos. Policy Transnational Issu ...

    Local Press Report - 08/10/2016 - 09:09

  8. United Nations Human Rights Council to Discuss Don Sahong Dam

    15 Jun 2016- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia During its 32nd session this week, the United Nations Human Rights Council will discuss concerns from people in the region about Laos’s Don Sahong Dam project. The Special Procedures of th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/15/2016 - 10:22

  9. Laos Pledges to Limit Downstream Impacts of Don Sahong Dam

    15 Mar 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos will work to ensure that its downstream neighbors do not suffer negative impacts as a result of the Don Sahong hydropower project, a top Lao political official told Cambodian Prime Ministe ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/15/2016 - 10:18

  10. Civil Society Groups Want US, ASEAN to Take Up Issue of Laos’ Don Sahong Dam

    9 Feb 2016- 11:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Environmental and civil society groups in the lower Mekong region are calling on the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to address Laos’ Don Sahong hydropower project ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/09/2016 - 11:51

  11. Cambodian Activist Brothers Say River Water Near Laos’ Don Sahong Dam Is Contaminated

    27 Jan 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Two Cambodian activists who were detained this week while photographing construction work at the site of Laos’ Don Sahong Dam said river water in the region is contaminated. Brothers Chum ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/27/2016 - 10:01

  12. Cambodian Activists Detained While Photographing Laos’ Don Sahong Dam

    25 Jan 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Two Cambodian activists were briefly detained by authorities in Laos over the weekend while photographing construction of Laos' Don Sahong Dam, which is being built near the border be ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/25/2016 - 10:03

  13. Thai Court Dismisses Lower Mekong Villagers’ Lawsuit Against Xayaburi Dam Power Purchase

    7 Jan 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand’s Administrative Court in late December dismissed a lawsuit filed in 2012 by Chiang Rai villagers who alleged that government agencies had acted illegally in signing an agreement to p ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/07/2016 - 10:02

  14. Mekong Communities Again Raise Concerns About Laos’ Don Sahong Dam

    16 Nov 2015- 11:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AN GIANG, Vietnam More than 6,400 residents of Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia last week signed a statement expressing their continued concerns about Laos’ planned Don Sahong Dam project on the Mekong River. A ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/16/2015 - 11:29

  15. Laos to Inform Neighbors About Start of Don Sahong Dam Construction

    20 Oct 2015- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos will send an official delegation to Vietnam and Thailand to inform them that construction is starting on the $720 million USD, 260-megawatt Don Sahong Dam, according to Daovong Phonekeo, d ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/20/2015 - 10:19

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