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  • 27 Apr 2019- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VUAN TAU CITY, Viet Nam The Mekong River Commission (MRC) this week announced new measures to address regional flood and drought conditions and set new internal operation and control policies. Of significance is the integration of drought monitoring and
  • 11 May 2018- 13:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Conservation International, in collaboration with the Cambodia National Mekong Committee, disseminated a report May 10 on the Freshwater Health Index, a tool to assess
  • 9 Nov 2016- 12:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia The government of Laos has submitted a new request to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) secretariat to construct a dam on the Mekong, the MRC said in a statement this week. The Pak Beng Hydropower Project, a run-of-river project
  • 29 Aug 2016- 07:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos has inaugurated construction work on the 260-megawatt Don Sahong hydropower project on the Mekong River this month, Lao news agency KPL reported last week. Laos had announced plans to start construction of the $720 million USD, 260
  • 2 Aug 2016- 08:44 by Local Press Report PREAH VIHEAR Phnom Penh Post Toxic pesticides used by hunters in Cambodia are poisoning humans and endangered species alike, according to a new report by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). After a lengthy process involving the sending of samples to
  • 14 Jul 2016- 09:17 by Local Press Report TA KHMAO Cambodia Daily A study of drinking water sources in Kandal province found widespread contamination from human excrement, posing a health risk to residents that likely mirrors the situation across Cambodia. Published in the website of the Journal of
  • 15 Jun 2016- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia During its 32nd session this week, the United Nations Human Rights Council will discuss concerns from people in the region about Laos’s Don Sahong Dam project. The Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council has detailed human
  • 23 Mar 2016- 11:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANYA, China China and fellow Mekong riparians on March 23rd signed the “Sanya Declaration,” which aims to set the tone for future cooperation to enhance economic ties and increase security in the region. The declaration came on the first day of the
  • 23 Mar 2016- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The poorest people in the world are paying the most for water, according to a report released on World Water Day (March 22nd) by international charity WaterAid. “It is often assumed that the poorest people in the world don’t have
  • 24 Jun 2015- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States International rights watchdog Human Rights Watch this week criticized the World Bank for not doing enough to protect people who object to projects it funds against intimidation, threats and harassment by their governments.
  • 19 Jun 2015- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE In the kick-off panel discussion at the SIWW Technology and Innovation Summit (STIS) this week, participants focused on key drivers for innovation in the water industry. Drivers for Innovative Solutions PWN Technologies CEO Jonathan Clement
  • 21 Oct 2014- 11:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia A coalition of Cambodian, Thai, and US NGOs this week asked the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) to intervene and look into the social and environmental impacts of Laos' Don Sahong Dam project on the Mekong River.
  • 1 Jul 2014- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Drought has negatively affected more than 1.3 billion people and caused more than $53 billion USD in damages in the Asia-Pacific region over the past 30 years, Shamika Sirimanne, Director of the United Nations Economic and Social
  • 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.
  • Senior government officials from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam met this week in the Lao capital, Vientiane, for a series of "summits" meant to increase discussion on regional cooperation.

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