Water governance

Trends and challenges

Mekong-Ganga countries to boost ties in water resources management

Six countries of the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC), namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and India, have agreed to enhance cooperation in managing and sustainably using water resources. Foreign ministers of the MGC countries reached the consensus at their ninth meeting on August 2 within the framework ...

GWP Supports Transboundary Cooperation on Lancang-Mekong

The Global Water Partnership is supporting transboundary cooperation on the Lancang-Mekong river through a partnership among GWP China, GWP Southeast Asia, and the PRC’s Ministry of Water Resources. The Lancang-Mekong Water Resources Cooperation Center was established in Beijing in March 2017, and since, several cooperation ...

IISD

Rapid Decline in Tonle Sap Raises Alarms For Key Southeast Asian Fishery

Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, a lake known as the country’s “beating heart,” faces a more rapid decline than previously estimated, according to a new study. Experts say that urgent countermeasures are needed to save Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake, which has served Cambodia for millennia. Millions ...

Dan Southerland

Dams, mining destabilising Mekong delta — study

The drastic reduction in sediment flow in the Mekong River is threatening the stability of the delta and the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on its resources, says a new study by UNESCO and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).Keep reading ...

Fatima Arkin

National Mekong Committee urged to promote role in regional growth

The Vietnam National Mekong Committee should promote its role in the growth of the Mekong Delta and Central Highlands regions, stated Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha, Chairman of the Committee at a meeting in An Giang on December 8.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

The Mekong, Dammed to Die

In Laos, the lush forests are alive with the whines of drills that pierce the air. On the Mekong, a giant concrete wall rises slowly above the trees. The Don Sahong dam is a strong symbol, not only for a power-hungry Asia but also for ...

Pascal Laureyn

Water and power: Mega-dams, mega-damage?

‘Water grabbing’ refers to a situation in which public or private entities are able to take control of, or reallocate, precious water resources for profit or for power — and at the expense of local communities and the ecosystems on which their livelihoods are based.[] Many ...

SCIDEV

JICA helps build circulars on water environment management

Experts from the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) have assisted the Việt Nam Environment Administration (VEA) in building circulars on water environment management in river basins.Keep reading ...

Hydro dams pace alarming

The inter-governmental consultation on the Pak Beng project, the third hydroelectric dam planned to be built on the Mekong River in Laos, tells us a lot about the future of dam building on this mighty international waterway.Read more ...

Billion-dollar dams are making water shortages, not solving them

Dams are supposed to collect water from rivers and redistribute it to alleviate water shortages, right? Not so fast. It turns out that in most cases they actually create water scarcity, especially for people living downstream.Almost a quarter of the global population experiences significant decreases ...

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