Archive for the ‘Mekong River’ Category

In a Dammed and Diked Mekong, a Push to Restore the Flow

Via Yale e360, a look at the Mekong which – facing increasing land subsidence, saltwater intrusion, and flooding linked with development – has Vietnam committed to changing its approach to managing the Mekong Delta. New initiatives call for retrofitting dikes and dams to restore flood regimes, using nature as a guide. We depart from Can […]

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Citizens Mobilizing Against Thai Hydropower

Via the Foreign Policy Research Institute, a report on how citizens are using information to battle against hydropower projects on the Mekong: To counter the marginalization of community input in hydropower project planning, civil society organizations (CSOs) share information on the ecological and economic effects of dams during the Environmental Impact Assessment’s advised “policy window” […]

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China Changes Tack on Water Politics

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a report on how – long a source of tension with its neighbors – China’s transboundary rivers are opening opportunities for regional cooperation: Sixteen major rivers originate in China that supply fresh water to nearly 3 billion people in 14 Asian countries – more than a third of the world’s population. As “Asia’s […]

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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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Cambodia to Divert Mekong Trade via China-Built Canal, Vexing Vietnam

Courtesy of Nikkei Asia, a report on a planned Phnom Penh-coast link raises alarms amid regional influence tussle: From his house on the banks of the Mekong River, an hour from Phnom Penh, Mao Sarin can watch ships laden with containers chug by on their way to Vietnam and the giant river delta. If the […]

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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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