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  • During the 19th Mekong River Commission Council meeting last week in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and other participants challenged Laos’ efforts to construct the controversial $3.5 billion USD Xayaburi Dam, the first of a planned 11 dams along the Lower Mekong River.
  • 21 Jan 2013- 08:14 by Local Press Report JAKARTA The Jakarta Globe Water operator PAM Lyonnaise Jaya has cut its clean water supply to 250,000 customers in Jakarta, after its reservoir was contaminated by oil as a result of the floods. The private company, known as Palyja, said the supply had been
  • 21 Jan 2013- 07:25 by Local Press Report LONDON The Guardian Anglo American is helping to secure drinking water for communities in one of the driest parts of the world. The company said, "Securing water for our mines and the communities who live close to our operations is one of our strategic
  • Ministers from member countries of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) and donors started a two-day meeting in Luang Prabang Laos on January 16. The meeting comes two months after Laos launched a major dam project on the trans-boundary river despite MRC objections, but Cambodia and Vietnam, the two downstream countries that stand to suffer the most from the dam, have not asked to have the issue raised at the meeting.
  • 15 Jan 2013- 08:06 by Local Press Report new yorK Amazon Defense Coalition Chevron's CEO John Watson and his management team are continuing to publish false and materially misleading information to government regulators and shareholders regarding the enormous risks posed by the company’s
  • 9 Jan 2013- 08:35 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Renewable Energy Magazine Abengoa has been chosen by Cleanairtech Sudamérica S.A., part of the Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CAP) group, to develop a desalinated water pipeline in Chile. The contract, worth more than $65 million, will supply the