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1 May 2021 BANGKOK
Thailand is embarking on an ambitious industrialisation drive along its eastern seaboard; local communities and conservationists fear water "conflict".
23 Apr 2021 VIENTIANE, Laos
Unexpected changes in river levels and the clarity of the water have raised concerns about nesting fish and birds. Pattern of "unnatural" fluctuation observed.
14 Mar 2021 Bangkok
A Thailand operations centre is considering prohibition of water splashing during Songkran in order to limit spread of the virus.
4 Mar 2021 VIENTIANE, Laos
Mekong River water levels between Jinghong hydropower station in China’s Yunnan province and the Mekong Delta in Vietnam fell in recent weeks to worrying levels, says the Mekong River Commission (MRC). The MRC has observed a 25 percent drop in average rainfall since last November, while outflow from Jinghong has been fluctuating wildly, falling to half its normal levels on several days in January...
8 Feb 2021 BANGKOK
Thailand is urgently tackling a saltwater intrusion problem after the amount of sodium in tap water exceeded the standard level. The president of a subcommittee in charge of managing the Chao Phraya, Ping, Wang, Yom and Nan water basins, Weerakorn Khamprakob, said sodium in tap water was on Jan 30 measured at 2...
12 Jan 2021 BANGKOK, Thailand
The government of Thailand has expressed concern about plans by Laos to build another hydroelectric dam on the Mekong River, citing environmental concerns.Thailand has called for a more comprehensive scientific study into the impact of the proposed Sanakham dam on the river’s already fragile ecosystems and has threatened to veto the project using its rights as a member of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) if it concludes that the construction will harm the environment...
3 Jan 2021 BANGKOK
Five water management plans to make water safer and more affordable will be presented to the National Water Resources Committee (NWRC) for approval next Monday. Somkiat Prajamwong, secretary-general of the Office of National Water Resources (ONWR), said the NWRC's steering subcommittee for the national water management master plan has agreed in principle with the five plans and they will be submitted to the NWRC, which is chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
17 Dec 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
A new, United States-funded real-time data platform using remote sensing is designed to bring transparency to dam operations in China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia. While the platform will aid understanding of the effects of upstream dams, it may also exacerbate US-China rivalry in the basin...
28 Nov 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
On World Toilet Day, 19 November, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF launched a report on global sanitation conditions and provided an assessment of investment required in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6.2 in the next 10 years.In 2015, Member States committed to achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations, by 2030...
3 Nov 2020 VIENTIENE, Laos
China has agreed to provide year-round water data to the Mekong River Commission (MRC), to improve river monitoring, and flood and drought forecasting in downstream Mekong basin countries.Over the last 18 years, China has shared water and rainfall data from June to October (in the flood season) from two hydrological stations located on the Upper Mekong mainstream...
3 Nov 2020 PHUKET
Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan at a meeting in Phuket this morning (Nov 2) ordered the Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) to investigate and expedite projects to resolve Phuket’s recurring water shortage crisis, including to instigate progress in the much-delayed mains supply pipeline from Phang Nga.
15 Sep 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
A senior United States official has said that Chinese control of dams along the upper Mekong River has “harmed the livelihood of tens of millions of people in Southeast Asian communities up and down the Mekong region basin,” and encouraged the downstream countries to hold China accountable.The comments from David Stilwell, US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific were made in an online news conference 15 September the week after the annual meeting of foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)...