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  • 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.
  • Cambodian villagers protested on June 29 against a divisive hydropower dam in Laos that campaigners say is being built in defiance of a pledge to first gauge its possible harmful impact on millions of people.
  • Last week, France hosted two competing world water events, the official World Water Forum (WWF), convened every three years and heavily weighted to international companies along with governments, and across town the now-traditional Alternative World Water Forum, led by global NGOs. Critics call the WWF a “trade show for the water industry.”
  • 19 Apr 2010- 20:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Cambodia's water access will become dependent on China's dam releases if the Upper Mekong River dams are constructed as proposed, according to a new report by the Washington-based Henry L. Stimson Center. There
  • 27 Apr 2009- 20:58 by Local Press Report HANOI VNA (Vietnam) Policy-makers and scientists from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia gathered in Hanoi on April 20 for a three-day consulting seminar on water and sanitation in Mekong region. The seminar was held within the framework of the UN Human Settlements
  • 12 May 2008- 22:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent vientiane, laos — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Australian government will provide a $1 million USD grant to the country to help it develop the capability to manage the water and environmental resources of the Mekong River, a local newspaper
  • 31 Mar 2008- 21:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent vientiane, laos — The prime ministers of China, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar, as well as representatives of the Asian Development Bank, gathered in the Laotian capital Monday for the third Greater Mekong Subregion Summit. The summit