Archive for the ‘Cambodia’ Category

Mekong River: Future of Water Cooperation In The Region

Via China Water Risk, an interesting interview on the Mekong River Commission Secretariat which discusses the organisation’s priorities, the changing landscape of the Mekong River & the future of water cooperation in the region: In this interview we sit down with Dr. Anoulak Kittikoun, CEO of the Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRC) to discuss the organisation’s priorities, […]

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Why is Vietnam Worried About Cambodia’s Mekong Canal Project?

Via The Diplomat, an article on the proposed Funan Techo Canal that is set to connect Cambodia’s coast to the Mekong River via a system of lock gates: On December 11, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet met with his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Minh Chinh on an official visit to Vietnam’s capital Hanoi. During the two-day visit, the […]

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Vietnam’s Mekong Delta Is Sinking, But Innovations Offer Hope 

Courtesy of Nikkei Asia, a look at the threatened Mekong Delta: A ribbon of water runs alongside Ho Van Hong’s star-apple and durian trees, just wide enough for the farmer’s blue canoe to glide by. He scoops from the channel to water his orchard in the heart of the Mekong Delta. The grove has been […]

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Latest Mekong Dam Will Produce Little Power, But Much Environmental Harm

Courtesy of Circle of Blue, perspective on a dam project impacting an important Mekong tributary: Southeast Asia’s Mekong River, known as the most productive river system on the planet, sustains the livelihoods of tens of millions of people through fishing and farming. For years, the world’s largest inland fishery has also been under assault from […]

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No Mainstream: The Mekong’s Competing Definitions

Courtesy of The Diplomat, an article on how – both within and between nations – Southeast Asia’s largest river gives rise to competing, and in some cases conflicting, notions: Last September, during a Thailand-Australia Policy Dialogue organized by the Asia Foundation and the Australian National University in Canberra, I was reminded of the ice-breaking exercise […]

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Laos Takes Another Step Forward on Controversial Mekong Dam

Courtesy of The Diplomat, an article on continued progress towards the new China-backed Pak Lay hydropower project, one of nine dams that the Lao government has planned for the Mekong River: Yesterday, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported that Thai and Chinese investors have signed a power purchase agreement that opens the way to the construction of a […]

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