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  1. Songkhram River Diversion Project Divides Public Opinion

    12 Sep 2020- 10:27 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The Bangkok Post The Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) is going to submit the environmental impact assessment (EIA) on two controversial barrages to be built on the Songkhram River, known as one of ...

    Local Press Report - 09/12/2020 - 12:38

  2. River Diversion Project To Protect Bangkok From Flooding

    24 Aug 2020- 05:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand’s Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) has announced plans to develop a 240-kilometre canal from Chai Nat province to the Gulf of Thailand. Construction is expected to start in ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/24/2020 - 05:32

  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. Concern Over Low Water Levels In Thailand Dams

    5 Aug 2020- 05:03 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Bangkok Post The government is facing a challenge of adding more water in 38 major dams across the country during the one-and-half month golden period of rainfall after realising that less water has flowed i ...

    Local Press Report - 08/05/2020 - 05:03

  5. Thailand: Phuket Considers Measures To Address Water Shortage

    29 Jul 2020- 08:58 by Local Press Report PHUKET Bangkok Post Phuket province is considering a raft of measures to combat a dwindling water supply caused by changing rain patterns and a rising number of visitors. These include expanding the infrastructure, ...

    Local Press Report - 07/29/2020 - 08:58

  6. 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

  7. Mekong: Thailand Proposes Study On Causes Of 2019 Drought

    21 Apr 2020- 11:47 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Benar News Thailand on Friday called for a joint study with China and neighboring countries to determine what caused a devastating drought in the Lower Mekong Basin last year, after a U.S.-funded report ind ...

    Local Press Report - 04/21/2020 - 11:47

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. South-east Asia Water Festivals Cancelled In Response To Coronavirus

    17 Mar 2020- 11:48 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The Star Online South-East Asian countries are cancelling or scaling back traditionally boisterous Buddhist New Year celebrations next month, citing the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak as they call off wate ...

    Local Press Report - 03/17/2020 - 11:48

  11. 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

  12. Thailand Halts China Mekong Dredging Plan

    6 Feb 2020- 06:26 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The Straits Times Thailand has spiked Chinese-led plans to open up a key stretch of the Mekong river, in a rare victory for activists fighting to preserve South-east Asia's most important waterway. Beij ...

    Local Press Report - 03/03/2020 - 14:29

  13. Thailand Government To Issue Flood Mitigation Plans

    3 Feb 2020- 08:05 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Bangkok Post The Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) expects to finish its study of nine major flood-fighting plans for the lower Chao Phraya River basin this month. Somkiat Prajamwong, the office secr ...

    Local Press Report - 03/03/2020 - 14:29

  14. Thailand Drought: River Diversion Plan Described As Impractical

    29 Jan 2020- 05:42 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Bangkok Post A plan to divert water from the Chao Phraya River to drought-hit farmland and parched areas in Pathum Thani, just north of Bangkok, is impractical, according to the Royal Irrigation Department ...

    Local Press Report - 02/03/2020 - 08:47

  15. Thailand: Government Establishes National Command Centre To Address Forty-Year Drought

    11 Jan 2020- 08:39 by Staff- Water Diplomat Bangkok, Thailand Water shortages in Thailand have become increasingly acute even in advance of the hottest season of the year which typically begins in March. The country’s Meteorological Department has warned ...

    Staff - Water D... - 02/03/2020 - 09:17

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