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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
  • 18 Mar 2019- 08:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Two separate incidents of pollution affecting water bodies in Malaysia this month have prompted authorities to begin investigations. Malaysia's Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS) was notified March 14 of some visible
  • 18 Sep 2018- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Info MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to provide additional financing of $30.5 Million USD in grant funding to help the Laos government improve water supply and sanitation. The additional financing will make it possible for the government to
  • 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
  • 21 Sep 2016- 07:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on September 21st, and took the opportunity of his farewell address to urge world leaders to end the war in Syria and bring 2015’s Paris climate
  • 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.
  • 28 Jun 2016- 09:07 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Radio Free Asia Lao prime minister Thongloun Sisoulith has ordered officials in a heavily-polluted southern province of the country to reject proposals for new mining projects in their area, citing severe damage already caused to the local
  • 29 Mar 2016- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnam’s economy has been hard hit by drought and saline intrusion, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat told a cabinet meeting on March 26th. The country’s economic growth in the first quarter of 2016 is lower than
  • 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
  • 28 Jul 2015- 09:39 by Local Press Report MUANG XAY Eco-Business A company operating a copper mine in northern Laos’ Oudomxay province, CNP Exploration Mining and Import-Exports Company (CNP), has been accused of polluting the local environment and destroying the livelihoods of residents, by local
  • 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

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