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  1. Vietnam Drought: State Of Emergency Declared In Five Mekong Delta Provinces

    15 Mar 2020- 07:28 by Staff- Water Diplomat HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam The government of Vietnam declared a state of emergency last week in five Mekong Delta provinces in response to prolonged drought which has led to a build-up of salinity, threatening yi ...

    Staff - Water D... - 04/02/2020 - 10:55

  2. Myanmar Communities Not Adequately Consulted About Dam Building Program

    13 Aug 2019- 04:55 by Local Press Report YANGON Frontier Myanmar Plans to build dams on the Tanintharyi River would affect about 32,000 people in communities that have never been adequately consulted, according to a report by three Karen civil society gro ...

    Local Press Report - 08/13/2019 - 05:02

  3. Thailand Authorities Address Historically Low Mekong Water Levels

    22 Jul 2019- 07:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand's Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) has admitted that the Thai government can not directly mitigate the recent drop in Mekong River water levels, but looked to the resum ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/22/2019 - 07:19

  4. Commission Seeks Durable Solutions To Mekong River Challenges

    25 May 2019- 07:00 by OOSKAnews Info BANGKOK, Thailand The Mekong River Commission (MRC) held its 7th Regional Stakeholder Forum in Bangkok the week of May 20. The multi-stakeholder group focused on the achievements and lessons learned in cooperating on c ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 05/25/2019 - 07:00

  5. Climate Change Threatens Loss of Two-thirds Of Hindu Kush Himalaya Glaciers, 1.65 Billion People Live In Downstream Valleys

    5 Feb 2019- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal A new report commissioned by the eight countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan, warns that current levels ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/05/2019 - 12:37

  6. CSSU Statement Against Thanlwin Dam Project

    2 Sep 2016- 03:15 by Local Press Report TAUNGGYI Eleven Myanmar The Committee for Shan State Unity (CSSU) said this week that it would join hands with the public, CSOs and environmental organisations to protest against the Thanlwin dam project if it conti ...

    Local Press Report - 09/02/2016 - 03:15

  7. UNEP Report Highlights Dam-Building as Source of Geopolitical Risk in Trans-boundary River Basins

    4 May 2016- 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States A new assessment of the world’s trans-boundary river basins by the United Nations Environmental Group (UNEP) has identified “hotspots” for potential conflict in the next 15 to 30 ye ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/04/2016 - 11:31

  8. China Seeks to Revive Myitsone Dam Project: Ambassador

    7 Mar 2016- 11:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YANGON, Myanmar China plans to hold negotiations with the new government in Myanmar in order to rescue the controversial $3.6 billion USD Myitsone Dam project, located at the confluence of the Mali and N’mai ri ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/07/2016 - 11:16

  9. Civil Society Groups Want US, ASEAN to Take Up Issue of Laos’ Don Sahong Dam

    9 Feb 2016- 11:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Environmental and civil society groups in the lower Mekong region are calling on the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to address Laos’ Don Sahong hydropower project ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/09/2016 - 11:51

  10. Thailand to Divert Water From Border Rivers to Combat Drought

    13 Jan 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The Thai government is considering diverting water from rivers located along the country’s borders as part of its effort to combat the effects of ongoing drought. Speaking after a meeting of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/13/2016 - 10:01

  11. COP21’s “Resilience Day” Sees Launch of Paris Pact, #ClimateIsWater Initiative

    3 Dec 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France The third day of the COP21 climate talks in Paris on December 2nd, designated “Resilience Day,” saw a number of initiatives launched under the Lima to Paris Action Agenda (LPAA). The LPAA seeks to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/03/2015 - 10:15

  12. 58 Hydropower Projects Planned for Myanmar

    23 Feb 2015- 10:16 by Local Press Report YANGON Eleven Myanmar A total of 58 hydropower projects being implemented under the special energy programme of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are expected to ...

    Local Press Report - 02/23/2015 - 10:17

  13. Forests Along Burmese River Endangered

    20 Feb 2015- 10:54 by Local Press Report YANGON Eleven Myanmar Popular surveys conducted in 17 places along the Ayeyawady River show that forests in the greater Mandalay Region have been depleted. Sein Yaung So, a Mandalay-based environmentalist group car ...

    Local Press Report - 02/20/2015 - 10:54

  14. 40 Percent of Mekong Delta Could Be Lost to Rising Sea Levels, Dams

    4 Feb 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam Some 40 percent of the Mekong Delta could be lost over the next 100 years because of rising sea levels, and those losses could be even higher if riparian countries continue to build da ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/04/2015 - 10:05

  15. World Bank Holds Hydropower Summit in Myanmar

    26 Jan 2015- 11:04 by Local Press Report YANGON The Nation Of all the 167 participants joining the World Bank/International Finance Corporation workshop on hydropower, over 100 were local indicating the enormous interest in this subject. It should be so g ...

    Local Press Report - 01/26/2015 - 11:04