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  • On the same day that Thailand’s government come out in support of Laos’ decision to immediately begin construction of the controversial Xayaburi Dam on the Lower Mekong River, international environmental NGO WWF issued a warning that construction puts environment and livelihoods in “grave danger.”
  • South Africa’s largest mining lobby clashed this week with a parliamentary committee on Water Affairs over regulations regarding control and management of acid mine drainage.
  • Tensions are rising again over the proposed Thai-funded Xayaburi Dam project in Laos. Last December in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the Mekong River Commission Council, representing Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, debated the 1,260-megawatt dam’s future. Delegates decided that a fuller study of the dam’s impact was needed before further development.
  • 2 Jun 2008- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South African utility Rand Water Services is looking to U.S. water system technology firms to bolster its distribution capacity in the country's growing industrial and urban centers. The U.S. Trade and Development Agency