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  1. US Official Accuses China Of Manipulating Mekong River Flow, Harming Tens Of Millions

    15 Sep 2020- 09:04 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States A senior United States official has said that Chinese control of dams along the upper Mekong River has “harmed the livelihood of tens of millions of people in Southeast Asian communi ...

    Staff - Water D... - 10/05/2020 - 12:07

  2. Southeast Asia's Ancient Megadrought

    31 Aug 2020- 11:25 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Science Magazine A megadrought that lasted more than 1000 years may have plagued Southeast Asia 5000 years ago, setting up dramatic shifts in regional civilizations, suggests a new study of cave rocks in ...

    Local Press Report - 09/02/2020 - 11:20

  3. Mekong River Commission Warns Of Continuing Low Flow, Potential Impacts

    11 Aug 2020- 08:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos A newly released Situation Report from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) calls for improved data sharing among the riparian nations. “We call on the six Mekong countries to increase data and in ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/11/2020 - 08:42

  4. 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

  5. Did China Mekong Water Hoarding Exacerbate 2019 Drought?

    15 Apr 2020- 11:12 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States Actions by China have been described as compounding a 2019 Mekong River drought that had severe impacts on livelihoods in downstream nations. China is accused in an April 2020 US gov ...

    Staff - Water D... - 05/04/2020 - 06:52

  6. Nations Of Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Mechanism Pledge Enhanced Water Resources Collaboration

    31 Mar 2020- 11:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The six countries of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Mechanism (China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam) have committed to further enhancement of water resource cooperation, m ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/31/2020 - 11:27

  7. Cambodia Announces Ten Year Moratorium On New Mekong Dams

    26 Mar 2020- 12:16 by Staff- Water Diplomat PHNOM PENH, Cambodia The government of Cambodia has announced that the country will not develop new hydropower dams on the Mekong River for the next 10 years, putting two planned dams at Sambor and Stung Treng o ...

    Staff - Water D... - 04/02/2020 - 10:55

  8. Vietnam Drought: State Of Emergency Declared In Five Mekong Delta Provinces

    15 Mar 2020- 07:28 by Staff- Water Diplomat HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam The government of Vietnam declared a state of emergency last week in five Mekong Delta provinces in response to prolonged drought which has led to a build-up of salinity, threatening yi ...

    Staff - Water D... - 04/02/2020 - 10:55

  9. Mekong Neighbours Challenge Laos Over Luang Prabang Dam Data

    11 Feb 2020- 10:20 by Staff- Water Diplomat LUANG PRABANG, Laos The government of Laos has been challenged by neighbouring countries and NGOs about provision of data around environmental assessmnet of the Luang Prabang dam in the lower Mekong. At a 6 Febr ...

    Staff - Water D... - 03/03/2020 - 13:50

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. US Secretary Of State Wades Into Mekong

    4 Aug 2019- 09:59 by Staff- Water Diplomat PHNOM PENH, Cambodia US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has criticized China's dam-building programme on the Mekong River, saying that construction has left the crucial waterway at its lowest level in a decad ...

    Staff - Water D... - 08/27/2019 - 09:06

  13. 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

  14. $40 Million USD World Bank Support For Laos Green Growth

    3 Jun 2019- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The World Bank has announced approval of $40 Million USD credit under the Second Programmatic Green Growth Development Policy for Laos. The purpose is to support reform in the fisca ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/03/2019 - 16:02

  15. China Food And Land Grab Alleged After 2018 Laos Dam Collapse

    3 Jun 2019- 15:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos A compensation plan following a 2018 dam collapse in southern Laos is causing local concern, with some making assusations of a China food-land grab. Last July a dam at the Xe Pian Xe Namnoy (PNP ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/03/2019 - 15:51

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