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  • 26 Mar 2020- 12:16 by Staff- Water Diplomat 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, which
  • 7 Nov 2019- 08:06 by Staff- Water Diplomat TEHRAN, Iran Construction of new energy production projects, and upgrade of existing infrastructure in Iran, has been stalled due to a number of different water-related reasons. A list, published in late October by the Reuters news agency, of at least 10
  • 25 Jun 2019- 10:52 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Financial Tribune A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) and Farassan Industrial Group to expedite the water supply project from the Persian
  • 12 Dec 2018- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Info POTSDAM, Germany Scientists have reported that between 2003 and 2017 three areas in the Tehran region of Iran sank sometimes more than 25 centimeters per year, and several meters in total. Two researchers from GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam used data from four
  • 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
  • 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
  • 21 Sep 2015- 08:28 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Trend News Agency Iran has prepared a plan, based on which the country will import water from Georgia and Armenia to revive the dying Lake Urmia, in turn for exporting oil and gas to the mentioned countries. Access Energy Security Environment Policy
  • 24 Aug 2015- 08:42 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Oil Price Though economic promise is on the horizon for Iran, the crippling effects of international sanctions still handicap the water-poor nation of 78 million. What’s worse, the current drought, which stretches back more than two decades, shows no
  • 28 Apr 2015- 09:52 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Tehran Times “We have afflicted water with the plague of oil,” according to Isa Kalantari, the former agriculture minister and current head of Urmia Lake Revival Committee. By that, he means that political interests have overpowered environmental
  • 26 Jan 2015- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran The Iranian government has allocated $100 million USD from the country's National Development Fund to improve water management, including irrigation and drainage networks, along the country’s border regions, an Agriculture Ministry
  • 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
  • 20 Aug 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit western Iran on August 18th, 36 kilometers from the city of Abdanan, Ilam province, knocking out the city’s water, electricity and telephone lines. Officials rushed to send in water supplies as part of the
  • 24 Jun 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Iranian President Hasan Rouhani this week ordered the country’s Energy Ministry not to implement water rationing as a means of dealing with ongoing drought in the country. An adviser to the energy minister, Hamidreza Janbaz, said 517 cities
  • 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
  • 30 Apr 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Ethnic Chong villagers in Cambodia’s remote southwestern Areng Valley, as well as the monks and NGOs assisting them, this week renewed their objections to a dam project that would require them to be evicted from their ancestral

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