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  • 15 Apr 2020- 11:12 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States Actions by China have been described as compounding a 2019 Mekong River drought that had severe impacts on livelihoods in downstream nations. China is accused in an April 2020 US government-funded study of restricting water
  • 15 Mar 2020- 07:28 by Staff- Water Diplomat HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam The government of Vietnam declared a state of emergency last week in five Mekong Delta provinces in response to prolonged drought which has led to a build-up of salinity, threatening yields of rice and fruit in the region.
  • 2 Sep 2016- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam The Vietnamese government has approved $90 million USD in emergency aid for Mekong Delta provinces recovering from the effects of severe drought and saltwater intrusion, but the funds have not been disbursed because the ministries involved
  • 12 Apr 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China announced on April 12th that it will release more water from the Jinghong hydropower dam in Yunnan province to alleviate the effects of drought in downstream Mekong countries Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The water
  • 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
  • 16 Mar 2016- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China announced this week that it will discharge emergency water supply from the Jinghong hydropower station in Yunnan province to the lower reaches of the Mekong River to help alleviate the effects of drought in downstream Laos, Myanmar,
  • 3 Mar 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 15 Feb 2016- 09:32 by Local Press Report HANOI Vietnam.Net Bridge Bangkok Post on January 29 quoted the spokesman of the Royal Irrigation Department (RID) as saying that Thailand has diverted water from the Mekong River to pump to drought-stricken areas in Thai territory. It did this without prior
  • 13 Oct 2015- 08:38 by Local Press Report HANOI Tuoi Tre News The water level upstream of the Hong (Red) River in northern Vietnam started rising fast Sunday morning and some areas became flooded, as China had released a large amount of water from the reservoirs of its hydropower plants. Climate
  • 21 Aug 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RYE BROOK, NY, United States Global water technology provider Xylem Inc. has won a $19.6 million USD contract to provide fish pass pumps for Laos' controversial Xayaburi Dam project on the Mekong River, the company announced on August 20th. Several
  • 11 Aug 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar During a meeting in Myanmar on August 9th, foreign ministers of the Lower Mekong Iitiative (LMI) countries-- Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam-- announced the formation of a new Lower Mekong Initiative Eminent and Expert
  • 16 Dec 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KIEN VANG, Vietnam US Secretary of State John Kerry warned about the risks of climate change and the environmental consequences of China’s upriver dam building on the Mekong during his visit to Vietnam this week. Speaking to a group of students and
  • 9 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos’ decision to go ahead with plans for a second dam on the Mekong River has prompted international environmental watchdog WWF to call for an emergency meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC). The commission was established by the
  • 13 Aug 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STANFORD, CA, United States Scientists at the Stanford University School of Earth Sciences in California have found arsenic contamination in even very deep wells located in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. Digging deeper wells has long been thought to be the
  • Global consulting and engineering firm Pöyry’s energy business group has won the technical consulting contract for the Laotian government’s controversial $3.5 billion USD Xayaburi hydropower.  The company did not disclose how much it was being paid over the course of the eight-year contract.