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  • 2 Nov 2017- 10:48 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The Nation The Mekong rose dramatically yesterday (Wednesday) when China discharged a huge amount of water into Southeast Asia’s longest river. Chinese authorities made sure to give downstream countries advance notice – but it was only one day’s
  • 12 Jun 2017- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement –
  • 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
  • 22 Jun 2016- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this week urged the public to continue efforts to conserve water, in line with the government’s water management plan. Speaking at the Thailand Sustainable Water Management Forum 2016, Prayut said
  • 23 May 2016- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Despite ongoing drought, Thailand has enough water to meet demand in the industrial sector, Ministry of Industry Dr. Atchaka Sibunruang said this week. Atchaka said that thanks to adequate groundwater sources and water stored in
  • 17 May 2016- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation is taking steps to ensure that there is sufficient water supply throughout the country until July 30th. Director General Chatchai Phromlert said the department was checking
  • 16 May 2016- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE In a forum at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore earlier this month, Kwanten Polytechnic University Professor Ross Pink offered his insights on key water issues in India and China, as well as other countries in Asia, and
  • 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
  • 11 Apr 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The ongoing drought in Thailand could affect the country’s energy security, Royal Irrigation Department chief Thongplew Kongchan has warned. Speaking at a seminar on drought, held over the weekend, Thongplew said water levels in the
  • 4 Apr 2016- 08:39 by Local Press Report HANOI Associated Press China's opening of one of its six dams on the upper Mekong River last month to help parched Southeast Asian countries down river cope with a record drought was hailed as benevolent water diplomacy. But to critics of hydroelectric
  • 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 Jan 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The Thai government is considering diverting water from rivers located along the country’s borders as part of its effort to combat the effects of ongoing drought. Speaking after a meeting of the National Water Board on January 11 th,

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