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  • 14 Dec 2009- 19:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam Participants at the development cooperation forum Mekong 2009 highlighted future cooperation in enhancing the use of water and land resources, tapping the potential of hydropower, increasing waterway transportation, improving
  • 16 Nov 2009- 19:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Vietnam, CAN THO Groundwater in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is heavy polluted due to contamination from aquaculture farms and industrial activities, city officials said earlier this month. The city has 12,216 aquaculture farms, which use at least
  • 12 Oct 2009- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Bangkok, thailand T he Mekong Rver system is headed for a water management crisis if no action is taken to mitigate climate change-related rising temperatures, according to a new report. The delta system's water supply is used by over 65 million
  • 5 Oct 2009- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Vietnam, CAN THO CITY Local authorities from the 13 Mekong Delta provinces in Vietnam met in Can Tho City in September to discuss water resources with national agencies, research institutions, NGOs, and universities. One purpose of the meeting was to
  • 5 Oct 2009- 20:58 by Local Press Report MANGALORE Times of India The Mangalore City Corporation may start providing round the clock water supply to all its wards starting in November. Mangalore Mayor M. Shankar Bhat said that currently 75 percent of the city's 60 wards are receiving round the
  • 14 Sep 2009- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka T he Sri Lankan Cabinet has approved three initiatives in the water sector. The approvals were granted for a project to repair minor irrigation projects, to implement the greater Rathnapura Water Supply project, and to implement the
  • 7 Sep 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOGADISHU, Somalia Piracy in the Gulf of Aden made worldwide headlines this past spring when U.S. President Barack Obama ordered Navy Seals to take out pirates who had captured a U.S. cargo ship. What was not often covered is one of the factors behind
  • 31 Aug 2009- 20:58 by Local Press Report Vietnam, HANOI VietnamNet A one-meter rise in sea levels could put one-third of Vietnam's Mekong Delta underwater, unless steps are taken to prevent saltwater encroachment. However, the infrastructure work needed to contain the seawater would lead to
  • 31 Aug 2009- 14:47 by Local Press Report ADEN, YEMEN Yemen Times Residents of Aden launched protests last week, demanding some relief from the water shortage in the city. Seventy-five percent of the Aden water supply was redirected to cities ofZunjubar and J a 'or three months ago when those
  • 17 Aug 2009- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Vietnam, CAN THO Vietnam needs to establish a water storage plan for the Mekong River, according to experts who attended a seminar in Can Tho, in the Mekong River Delta, earlier this month. The Mekong River Delta is experiencing severe groundwater
  • 10 Aug 2009- 14:47 by Local Press Report SANA'A Yemen Times A new water pipeline has started pumping water to four districts of the city of Aden. The $5.5 million USD government-financed project took about a year to complete. "The new project was financed by the government to support the
  • 3 Aug 2009- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent vientiane, laos I he Mekong River Commission announced on July 30 its intention to cooperate with the Mississippi River Commission on a variety of water problems that plague both river basins. This intent to cooperate was formalized at a meeting on July
  • 20 Jul 2009- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government has made arrangements to start a large-scale drinking water project focused on Iranamadu Tank in order to solve the drinking water problems of people living in the north of the country. The project will be
  • 13 Jul 2009- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam Vietnamese scientists and government officials are concerned that if current water consumption rates continue, the Mekong Delta aquifers will dry up in the next 30 years, causing severe environmental problems. Recent research
  • 13 Jul 2009- 14:47 by Local Press Report MAPUTO, Mozambique Macauhub (China) The Mozambican Fund for Investment and Water Supply Assets (FIPAG) has launched an international tender for a water supply project in Maputo province, according to a source in the Ministry for Public Works and Housing. The

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