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  1. Thailand: Government Establishes National Command Centre To Address Forty-Year Drought

    11 Jan 2020- 08:39 by Staff- Water Diplomat Bangkok, Thailand Water shortages in Thailand have become increasingly acute even in advance of the hottest season of the year which typically begins in March. The country’s Meteorological Department has warned ...

    Staff - Water D... - 02/03/2020 - 09:17

  2. Asia Pacific Region Unlikely To Hit Any SDG Target By 2030

    3 Jun 2019- 15:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand None of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be met by Asian countries by the 2030 target date, according to a new UN report. The claim came at the launch of a 2019 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/03/2019 - 15:56

  3. SIWW 2016: Changing What You Eat Could Protect Groundwater and Save Humanity: Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize Laureate

    12 Jul 2016- 09:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE “Groundwater contamination is the biggest threat to humanity,” Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize Winner and Professor John Cherry stated categorically in his address to delegates at Singapore International Wa ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/12/2016 - 09:56

  4. Drought, Saline Intrusion, Fish Deaths Cost Vietnam $680 Million

    2 Jun 2016- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Ongoing drought, saltwater intrusion and recent mass fish deaths have cost Vietnam some $680 million USD in agricultural and aquaculture losses, the country’s Department of Agricultural Economics ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/02/2016 - 10:37

  5. Kingsgate Execs in Thailand for Talks on Mine Closure

    25 May 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Top executives from Australia’s Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd were in Bangkok this week to try to persuade the Thai government to reverse its decision to close the company’s Chatree gold mine by ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/25/2016 - 10:40

  6. UN to Provide $48.5 Million to Help Vietnam Cope With Drought, Saline Incursion

    10 May 2016- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam The United Nations has offered assistance to Vietnam in dealing with the effects of severe drought and saline intrusion in the southern and central parts of the country. Following his ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/10/2016 - 16:33

  7. Untreated Wastewater Flows Into Patong Bay

    14 Apr 2016- 08:17 by Local Press Report PHUKET Phuket Gazette Patong operators are concerned that untreated wastewater is seeping into the bay after a one- kilometer swath of beachfront water turned brown yesterday. Environment Health Pollution Sanitatio ...

    Local Press Report - 04/14/2016 - 08:17

  8. Recognizing World Water Day 2016: Water and Jobs

    22 Mar 2016- 09:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON, VA, United States On World Water Day, OOSKAnews Inc. applauds all of our readers in the water families-- from the pubic and private sectors, academia, financing agencies, NGOs, think tanks, policy a ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/27/2017 - 06:41

  9. Cambodian Activist Brothers Say River Water Near Laos’ Don Sahong Dam Is Contaminated

    27 Jan 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Two Cambodian activists who were detained this week while photographing construction work at the site of Laos’ Don Sahong Dam said river water in the region is contaminated. Brothers Chum ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/27/2016 - 10:01

  10. Half of Water From Vending Machines in Bangkok Unsafe

    4 Nov 2015- 09:40 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Thai Visa News Drinking water from more than half of coin operated vending machines in Bangkok is unsafe for health, according to latest survey by the subcommittee of the private sector Independent Organisat ...

    Local Press Report - 11/04/2015 - 09:40

  11. Thailand Investigates Gold Mine Over Water Pollution Reports

    13 Oct 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The Thai government is investigating a gold mine owned by Australia’s Kingsgate Consolidated, after local residents claimed that toxic waste from the mine site was contaminating nearby water ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/13/2015 - 10:13

  12. Thailand's Public Health Ministry Warns of Leptospirosis Risk From Floodwater

    7 Oct 2015- 09:11 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Thai Visa News The Ministry of Public Health has warned people against wading in flood water as they could be infected with leptospirosis. According to Public Health Minister Dr. Sophon Mekthanon, people are ...

    Local Press Report - 10/07/2015 - 09:12

  13. Human Rights Group Calls on Thai Government to Clean Up Lead-Tainted Water Body

    17 Dec 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand International rights group Human Rights Watch this week called on the government of Thailand to clean up Klity Creek, in the western part of the country. The water body is contaminated with l ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/17/2014 - 13:57

  14. Sri Lankan Government Says Polluting Factory Must Move or Shut Down

    14 Aug 2013- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said on August 12 that he would either shut down or relocate a glove factory that allegedly polluted drinking water in 12 villages in the Gamapaha dist ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/14/2013 - 12:50

  15. Protest Over Contaminated Drinking Water Turns Violent in Sri Lanka

    5 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Two people were killed on August 1 when the Sri Lankan military opened fire on demonstrators protesting contamination of their water sources by a local factory. Residents of 12 villages in th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/05/2013 - 10:00