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  1. 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

  2. Thailand Issues Evacuation Instructions As Mekong Rises

    1 Aug 2018- 09:35 by Local Press Report BANGKOK China.org Thai Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda on Tuesday night instructed governors of all northern provinces to prepare evacuation of residents as water level in the Mekong River continues to rise. &qu ...

    Local Press Report - 08/01/2018 - 09:35

  3. OOSKAnews Voices- Stuart Orr, WWF: Unprecedented Wave Of New Dams Could Spell Disaster Far Beyond Laos

    27 Jul 2018- 08:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, SWITZERLAND 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 Freshwa ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/27/2018 - 10:03

  4. Laos: Several Dead, Hundreds Missing, Thousands Homeless After Mekong Dam Collapse

    24 Jul 2018- 09:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Updated: July 26 The 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. La ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/26/2018 - 08:03

  5. Praise For New Mekong River Commission Declaration

    6 Apr 2018- 08:03 by Local Press Report PHNOM PENH The Phnom Penh Post 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 ...

    Local Press Report - 04/06/2018 - 08:03

  6. Guterres Urges Lessons from Aral Sea, Warns of Climate-Related Disputes, Stresses Water Diplomacy

    12 Jun 2017- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent 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 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/12/2017 - 10:43

  7. Mekong Region Transboundary Issues

    10 Nov 2016- 13:14 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The Nation 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, com ...

    Local Press Report - 11/10/2016 - 13:14

  8. $90 Million in Emergency Aid for Vietnam’s Drought-Stricken Provinces Stalled

    2 Sep 2016- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam The Vietnamese government has approved $90 million USD in emergency aid for Mekong Delta provinces recovering from the effects of severe drought and saltwater intrusion, but the funds have not be ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/02/2016 - 11:45

  9. Drought, Saltwater Intrusion Cost Vietnam’s Mekong Delta $215 Million

    27 Jun 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Severe drought and saltwater incursion during the last growing season have cost Vietnam’s Mekong Delta some $215 million USD in losses, according to the country’s Southwest Region Steering Commi ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/27/2016 - 10:18

  10. Thai Government Takes Steps to Ensure Water Supply Through July

    17 May 2016- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation is taking steps to ensure that there is sufficient water supply throughout the country until July 30th. Director General Chatchai P ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/17/2016 - 11:02

  11. Current Drought Crisis Could Become New Norm Along Mekong

    11 May 2016- 08:25 by Local Press Report PHNOM PENH IRIN The dry months before the monsoon rains arrive are often tough for Cambodian fishermen and farmers. But with rivers drying up and drinking water running out, conditions have rarely been as bad as th ...

    Local Press Report - 05/11/2016 - 08:25

  12. 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

  13. Over 70 Percent of SMEs in Mekong Delta Feel Effects of Climate Change

    7 Dec 2015- 08:25 by Local Press Report CAN THO Vietnam.Net Bridge Among more than 28,000 active firms, mostly small- and medium-sized enterprises, 6.5 percent are operating in agriculture, 20 percent in the processing industry and 47 percent in trade and ...

    Local Press Report - 12/07/2015 - 08:25

  14. Lower Mekong Nations Carry Out Flood Response Exercise

    28 Sep 2015- 08:53 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE DVIDS Last week's 2015 Lower Meekong Initiative Disaster Relief Exercise and Exchange (LMI DREE) hosted in Laos providing the opportunity for the six participating nations to share emergency manageme ...

    Local Press Report - 09/28/2015 - 08:53

  15. NASA, USAID Launch Environmental Information Hub for Lower Mekong

    1 Sep 2015- 09:43 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC PR Newswire NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Monday launched SERVIR-Mekong, a joint project to strengthen regional environmental monitoring in five countries in the lower ...

    Local Press Report - 09/01/2015 - 09:43

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