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  • 26 Mar 2020- 12:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia The government of Cambodia has announced that the country will not develop new hydropower dams on the Mekong River for the next 10 years, putting two planned dams at Sambor and Stung Treng on pause. The decision means that Laos,
  • 22 May 2018- 09:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Officials from Cambodia's ministries of Environment, and Mines and Energy are investigating gold mining company Rong Chheng, which is suspected of releasing cyanide waste into a water canal. The release may have resulted in the
  • 19 Jul 2017- 12:53 by Local Press Report SINGAPORE Eco-Business At least 200 people were murdered last year for taking peaceful action to protect their lands from mining, logging and agricultural companies, and this trend is on the rise globally, a new report from non-profit organisation Global
  • 15 Jul 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE “We have to thinking about sustainable solutions,” Lee Kuan Yew School for Public Policy Professor Asit Biswas said as he introduced panelists at the first session at the Industrial Water Solutions Forum at Singapore International Water Week.
  • 20 Oct 2015- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos will send an official delegation to Vietnam and Thailand to inform them that construction is starting on the $720 million USD, 260-megawatt Don Sahong Dam, according to Daovong Phonekeo, director general of the Energy Policy and
  • 19 Aug 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE Due to the overwhelming response, the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) Water Convention is extending the deadline for submissions to August 31, 2015. Submit your papers today and your works could be published in the International
  • 7 Aug 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE The Water Convention 2016 is officially calling for papers to be shared during next year’s Singapore International Water Week (SIWW). The Water Convention, co-organized by the International Water Association (IWA) and PUB, Singapore’s National
  • 22 Jun 2015- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE A high-level panel at last week's Singapore International Water Wweek (SIWW) Technology and Innovation Summit (STIS) in Singapore, moderated by Black & Veatch Water Business President Cindy Wallis-Lage, looked at wastewater solutions
  • 12 Jun 2015- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE Water is increasingly being recognized as one of the world’s most important challenges, and innovative solutions and technologies are vital to overcoming these challenges. Water innovation is needed now more than ever to leverage opportunities
  • 20 Jan 2015- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE Global food and beverage giant Nestle aims to create “shared value” for both consumers and shareholders by reducing water use at its facilities around the world, according to Dr. Herbert Oberhänsli, the company’s vice president for Economics
  • 2 Oct 2014- 08:25 by Local Press Report SINGAPORE International Water, Power & Dam Construction Engineering and construction company Black and Veatch has opened a Hydropower Centre of Excellence in Singapore in a bid to help countries in the region look at new ways to harness their hydro
  • 25 Sep 2014- 10:51 by Local Press Report PHNOM PENH The Cambodian Daily A group of environmental activists who were briefly detained in Koh Kong province last week for blocking a government convoy attempting to reach the site of a controversial dam project says it will begin protesting this week
  • 23 Jun 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Lawmakers in Cambodia’s National Assembly last week summoned Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem to answer questions about the relocation of villagers, the construction process and environmental impacts of the 400-megawatt Lower
  • 5 Jun 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE One of the key issues for water utilities is asset management, according to participants in a session held as part of Singapore International Water Week (SIWW). Mark Bannister of South Africa’s Department of Water Affairs in South Africa said
  • 2 Jun 2014- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE The Netherlands government has announced a new global initiative to help countries with water-related issues. The announcement came during the United Nations Secretary General Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation meeting, held on the

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