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  1. Thailand Unhappy About China-Funded Laos Dam

    12 Jan 2021- 13:54 by Staff- Water Diplomat BANGKOK, Thailand The government of Thailand has expressed concern about plans by Laos to build another hydroelectric dam on the Mekong River, citing environmental concerns. Thailand has called for a more compre ...

    Staff - Water D... - 01/12/2021 - 14:46

  2. Thailand Plans Safe, Affordable Water Management Future

    3 Jan 2021- 08:08 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Bangkok Post Five water management plans to make water safer and more affordable will be presented to the National Water Resources Committee (NWRC) for approval next Monday. Somkiat Prajamwong, secretary-gen ...

    Local Press Report - 01/03/2021 - 08:08

  3. New Impetus To Resolve Phuket's Recurring Water Shortages

    3 Nov 2020- 06:46 by Local Press Report PHUKET The Phuket News Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan at a meeting in Phuket this morning (Nov 2) ordered the Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) to investigate and expedite projects to resolve Phuket’ ...

    Local Press Report - 11/03/2020 - 06:57

  4. China Will Provide Year-round Water Data To Mekong River Commission

    3 Nov 2020- 07:50 by Staff- Water Diplomat VIENTIENE, Laos China has agreed to provide year-round water data to the Mekong River Commission (MRC), to improve river monitoring, and flood and drought forecasting in downstream Mekong basin countries. Over th ...

    Staff - Water D... - 11/04/2020 - 08:14

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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