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28 Mar 2019 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Vietnam Water and Environment Investment Corporation JSC (VIWASEEN) has been "debarred" by the World Bank (WB) for fraud with respect to the World Bank-financed Mekong Delta Water Resource Management for Rural Development Project and Urban Water Supply and Wastewater Project in Vietnam. VIWASEEN is a Vietnamese, state-owned, water and sewerage company...
29 Oct 2018 HANOI, Vietnam
A project of the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) and WWF, with support from HSBC, will support improvement of water and energy sustainability within the country's textile sector to reduce environmental impacts.The project, announced October 26, aims to engage multiple stakeholders to promote better river basin governance, improve water quality, and encourage sustainable energy use and is sponsored under an HSBC initiative to develop and support a "green textile industry" in China, Bangladesh, India and Vietnam...
27 Jul 2018 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
OOSKAnews Voices - Stuart Orr, WWF: Unprecedented Wave Of New Dams Could Spell Disaster Far Beyond Laos
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest "opinion columns" written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. Stuart Orr, Leader of WWF’s Freshwater Practice, driving the freshwater strategy of the world’s largest independent conservation organisation, writes that an unprecedented wave of new dams could spell disaster far beyond this week's deadly dam failure in Laos...
24 Jul 2018 VIENTIANE, Laos
Updated: July 26The July 23 collapse of a hydroelectric dam in southeastern Laos left at least 27 people dead, more than 130 missing missing and thousands homeless according to state media.Lao authorities have ordered closer monitoring of hydroelectric facilities as they investigate the dam failure...
11 May 2018 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 freshwater ecosystem health in the Sesan, Srepok and Sekong rivers, which are major tributaries of the Mekong River...
6 Apr 2018 PHNOM PENH
In the face of the dire predicted consequences of planned development on the Mekong River basin, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and the leaders of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand jointly agreed to consider comprehensive scientific findings in their future decision-making on Thursday. Importantly, the declaration notes the MRC’s Council Study, a 3,600-page scientific assessment on the impacts of development – in particular hydropower – on the lower Mekong Basin.
12 Jun 2017 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 – and urged the world to take lessons from the catastrophe to ensure that such tragedies are not repeated...
18 Nov 2016 MY THO
An environmental expert has called on the Tien Giang administration to pull the plug on a Taiwan-invested paper project he says may pollute one of the most important waterways in the province as well as the Mekong Delta.
15 Nov 2016 CHIANG RAI
As the Mekong region faces intensifying challenges from developments needed by its riparian countries including Laos’ latest mega-project, the Pak Beng Dam, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) insists that it is still the best institutional arrangement to ensure sustainable development for the basin.
10 Nov 2016 BANGKOK, Thailand
The economic dependency of the Greater Mekong region on the Mekong River is explored in a report launched today at the 2016 Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy.The new WWF report stresses that current unsustainable and uncoordinated development is pushing the river system to the brink, and urges governments, businesses, and communities in the region to come together to manage the river in a way that respects the ecosystem’s limits if economic growth is to continue...
10 Nov 2016 BANGKOK
Political contention, transboundary impacts as well as transboundary management and governance in the Mekong region will be up for serious dialogue and discussion among more than 300 experts, community leaders, as well as government officials from Mekong countries during a three-day forum that kicked off yesterday.
12 Oct 2016 NEW DELHI, India
China’s state-owned “Global Times” has suggested that China is ready to join a multilateral cooperation mechanism with India and Bangladesh to share the contentious resources of the Brahmaputra River system.In a 9th October article, the news outlet suggested that “China-India relations should not be affected by an “imaginary water war”...