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  1. Support For New Water Network in Yangon City, Myanmar

    7 Oct 2020- 07:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Yangon City, Myanmar The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $180 Million USD in funding to support construction of a new water transmission network for the city of Yangon, Myanmar. The 34-kilometer syste ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/07/2020 - 07:53

  2. 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

  3. Myanmar: Jade Mining Slag Heap Collapse Kills More Than 160

    9 Jul 2020- 08:13 by Staff- Water Diplomat NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar At least 162 people died 2 July after heavy rains caused a landslide at a jade mine in Kachin state, Myanmar, close to the Chinese border. About 30 meters of waste soil collapsed into a lake of ...

    Staff - Water D... - 08/11/2020 - 07:55

  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. 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

  8. Myanmar Province Plans Privatization Of Water Distribution

    7 Sep 2019- 05:29 by Local Press Report YANGON Xinhuanet Myanmar's Yangon municipal authorities have planned to privatize water distribution as part of its efforts to deal with water pipe leakage, water losses and staff shortage, according to the Yan ...

    Local Press Report - 09/07/2019 - 05:29

  9. Myanmar Communities Not Adequately Consulted About Dam Building Program

    13 Aug 2019- 04:55 by Local Press Report YANGON Frontier Myanmar Plans to build dams on the Tanintharyi River would affect about 32,000 people in communities that have never been adequately consulted, according to a report by three Karen civil society gro ...

    Local Press Report - 08/13/2019 - 05:02

  10. Monsoon Continues To Wreak Havoc In South Asia

    28 Jul 2019- 05:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUMBAI, India More than 25 million people in South Asia have been affectedby recent torrrential monsoon rains, with at least 500,000 displaced and at least 600 reported dead in monsoon-related incidents across ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/30/2019 - 11:14

  11. 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

  12. Deadly Monsoon Downpours Cause Mass Displacement In Nepal, India, Pakistan Bangladesh, Myanmar

    16 Jul 2019- 08:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New Delhi, India Monsoon rainfall has caused and mudslides across parts of Nepal, northern India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Myanmar in recent days causing more than 100 deaths, and mass evacuations. UN chief An ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/16/2019 - 10:22

  13. Commission Seeks Durable Solutions To Mekong River Challenges

    25 May 2019- 07:00 by OOSKAnews Info BANGKOK, Thailand The Mekong River Commission (MRC) held its 7th Regional Stakeholder Forum in Bangkok the week of May 20. The multi-stakeholder group focused on the achievements and lessons learned in cooperating on c ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 05/25/2019 - 07:00

  14. French Development Agency Funds Myanmar Hydropower Upgrades

    17 May 2019- 07:56 by Local Press Report YANGON The Irrawaddy The Union Parliament approved on Thursday a €35.7-million (US$40 million or 60-billion kyats) loan from Agence Française de Développement (or the French Development Agency) to be used for major ...

    Local Press Report - 05/17/2019 - 08:06

  15. More Drought Years Face Southeast Asia

    27 Apr 2019- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANDALAY, Myanmar Frequent drought occurences will intensify in Southeast Asia if actions are not taken now, a new study reports. Joint research from United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/27/2019 - 10:09

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