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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Thailand Cabinet Approves Water Command Center

    10 Jan 2020- 09:18 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Bangkok Post The cabinet is expected to approve the formation of a water management command centre with tasks mainly revolving around four areas-- forecasting, public warning and communication, management a ...

    Local Press Report - 01/10/2020 - 09:25

  8. Thailand Seeks To Address Sea Water Intrusion

    27 Dec 2019- 07:12 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Bangkok Post The government is bracing for salt water intrusion into four major rivers, including the Chao Phraya, as low fresh water levels may have affected tap water production. Authorities fear that a l ...

    Local Press Report - 12/27/2019 - 07:12

  9. 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

  10. Thailand: Continuing Drought Hits Irrigation Supply System

    1 Dec 2019- 13:38 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Bangkok Post The low level of useable water in the country's four major dams have raised concerns over the likelihood of serious, widespread droughts during the dry season next year. The volume of water ...

    Local Press Report - 12/01/2019 - 13:38

  11. Record Low Water Levels Cause Change Of Color In Mekong

    1 Dec 2019- 13:30 by Local Press Report NAKHON PHANOM Bangkok Post Water in the Mekong river in this northeastern border province has turned from yellowish-brown to greenish-blue-- a strange phenomenon that makes the river look beautiful but could be a si ...

    Local Press Report - 12/01/2019 - 13:30

  12. 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

  13. Dispute Over Phuket Water Challenges

    4 Nov 2019- 07:16 by Local Press Report PHUKET The Phuket News The order from the Office National Water Resources (ONWR) Secretary-General Somkiat Prajamwong on Monday for Phuket’s leading officials to take swift action to resolve the island’s ongoing wat ...

    Local Press Report - 11/04/2019 - 07:16

  14. Thailand Province Struggles With Drought

    4 Nov 2019- 07:23 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Bangkok Post Eight districts of in a northeastern province have been hit by a water shortage, prompting the governor to instruct the local administrations and district chiefs of all 32 districts in the provi ...

    Local Press Report - 11/04/2019 - 07:23

  15. King Of Thailand's Barge Procession Grounded

    20 Oct 2019- 09:29 by Local Press Report BANGKOK France 24 Thailand's newly crowned king has postponed next week's final event marking his historic coronation-- a royal barge procession down Bangkok's Chao Phraya river-- by almost two month ...

    Local Press Report - 10/20/2019 - 09:34