Water

Water resources

Scientists to catalogue mollusc diversity in Tonle Sap

Scientists working with the Wonders of the Mekong project have undertaken an ambitious initiative to catalogue the overlooked mollusc diversity in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake, which was previously based on records from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Their new report provides a much-needed update on ...

Against the currents

Through disasters, a fellowship was struck. Ormboon Thipsuna remembers the date well, Aug 12, 2008, when a deluge of water from the Mekong swept through her hometown of Nong Khai and seven riparian northeastern provinces. Considering the rainfall was rather small and the Mekong’s gradual ...

VASANA CHINVARAKORN AND PIYANAN JITJANG

Thai Villagers Say Mekong River in Crisis Due to Hydopower Dams

The northeast region of Thailand bordering Laos and Cambodia, is facing the consequences of dams on the Mekong River. Changes in the natural rhythms of the Mekong River has been hampered by the construction of dams upstream in China and Laos in recent years. The Mekong ...

CTN News

Damming of the Mekong: Thai Villagers Lament a River in Crisis

Large numbers of people here in the dry northeast region of Thailand bordering Laos and Cambodia, a region known as Isaan, are facing the consequences of changes in the natural rhythms of the Mekong River wrought by the construction in recent years of dams upstream ...

Vijitra Duangdee

Thai, Cambodia, Vietnam Ambassadors Urge ASEAN, US support for Mekong Management

The ambassadors of Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia have called for greater support from the U.S. and the ASEAN regional bloc to address urgent environmental threats to the Mekong River. They also emphasized the need for improved water data sharing by all countries on the river, ...

Seourn Vathana, VOA Khmer

Five Bright Spots in the Mekong

For many years the warning signs flashed the same message: the Mekong River, Southeast Asia’s main waterway, was headed toward environmental disaster. The 2,700-mile-long ribbon of water, scientists cautioned, could not withstand the onslaught of dam construction, overfishing, and pollution. Yet somehow the river that ...

Stefan Lovgren

Three Mekong Delta provinces to benefit from $86-mln water supply project

The government has green-lighted a VND2-trillion ($86.35 million) project to supply water to three provinces in the Mekong Delta. Long An, Tien Giang and Ben Tre provinces will get 300,000 cubic meters of water daily when the project is completed this year, and double that from ...

Nam An, Hoang Nam

Govt urged to tax Mekong development projects

Local communities along the Mekong River are asking the government to establish a fund, made up of collected tax revenues from development projects on the waterway, to compensate villagers affected by them. “This fund [should] not be a corporate social responsibility scheme,” said Ormbun Thipsuna, president ...

APINYA WIPATAYOTIN

Cambodia’s first Mekong Irrawaddy dolphin calf spotted in 2021

A new Irrawaddy dolphin calf was spotted in Tbong Kla deep pool at Stung Treng province – according to a news release from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Cambodia. The discovery was made by a joint research team between the Fisheries Administration and WWF, when conducting ...

Phal Sophanith – AKP

Study uncovers how big droughts in the Greater Mekong trigger carbon dioxide emission bursts

A study on big droughts in the Greater Mekong region revealed findings that can help reduce the carbon footprint of power systems while providing insights into better designed and more sustainable power plants. The study, titled “The Greater Mekong’s climate-water-energy nexus: how ENSO-triggered regional droughts affect ...

Singapore University of Technology and Design

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