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  • 9 Sep 2015- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The government of Kenya plans to build a desalination plant along the country’s Indian Ocean coast to produce water for human consumption and irrigation. Kenya’s coastal region is facing acute water shortages despite its proximity to the
  • 3 Feb 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya plans to divert some of the water from its longest river, the Tana, and from the perennial Dawa River, to irrigate areas in the arid and semi-arid north of the country under a $21 million USD project sponsored by the water and
  • 26 Jan 2015- 11:03 by Local Press Report TOKYO Bangalore Mirror A sophisticated flood forecast model developed by Japanese scientists will enhance early warnings and help mitigate the impact of climate change in the flood-ravaged trans-boundary river basins of India, Pakistan and even China.
  • 9 Dec 2014- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it has stashed drinking water supplies, including water kits, hygiene kits, water pumps, generators, and water storage and treatment facilities, in warehouses in the cities of Tacloban
  • 14 Oct 2014- 10:09 by Local Press Report HANOI Vietnam.Net Bridge Newly built seafood and garment factories have polluted once-pristine rural areas in the Mekong delta, but relief seems far away. In August, hundreds of citizens in Thanh Phu Commune in the southern most province of Ca Mau destroyed
  • 27 Mar 2014- 10:37 by Local Press Report PHNOM PENH The Phnom Phen Post Laos’s controversial Xayaburi dam is 30 per cent built, its government has told the Post. Deputy Energy and Mines Minister Viraponh Viravong said the project – which Laos began work on without regional approval in November 2012
  • 23 Jan 2014- 10:06 by Local Press Report MOMBASA The Star The Mombasa county government plans to have a water desalination plant, Governor Hassan Joho has said. He said the Japan International Cooperation Agency is currently carrying out a viability study of the project in the Indian Ocean. He said
  • 27 Jun 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Laos is moving forward with preparatory work on the Don Sahong Dam, its second on the main stem of the Mekong River, without consultation or approval from its downstream neighbors, according to global environmental group International
  • Tibet’s vast mineral resources are necessary for China’s environmental growth, but Tibetan activists say Chinese mining activities have not taken environmental protections seriously, resulting in degradation and pollution of water sources.
  • Critical natural resources, particularly forests, the Mekong River and its tributaries and many species of flora and fauna are threatened by the rate and type of development in the Greater Mekong Subregion, according to a report released this week by international environmental organization WWF.
  • Ecosystems in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have already suffered damage due to exploitation of resources, and plans for large dams will only increase the level of damage, according to more than 200 experts who attended at a forum in Ca Mau province this past weekend.
  • There are already more than 50,000 big dams blocking the natural paths of the world’s rivers, and “we are currently undergoing a new boom in dam building across the world,” according to Zachery Hurwitz, policy coordinator at International Rivers, a global organization focused on protecting rivers.

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