Disasters

Drought

MRC seeks joint efforts to tackle floods, drought

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) announced yesterday that flood and drought problems remain one of the key challenges for the Lower Mekong region, causing more damage and fatalities than any other natural disaster. The repercussions of floods alone account for $70 million annually. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50931880/mrc-seeks-joint-efforts-to-tackle-floods-drought/

Drought destroys rice crops in Siem Reap

A prolonged drought has caused damage to more than 14,000ha of rice fields in Siem Reap province, with more damages expected should the lack of rain continue. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/drought-destroys-rice-crops-siem-reap

Drought damages nearly 68,000ha of rice

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said up to 67,942ha of rice crop, or 2.56 per cent of the total paddy fields cultivated across the country, had been affected by drought. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/drought-damages-nearly-68000ha-rice

Drought hits rice yields in K Cham, Oddar Meanchey

Drought in four districts in Kampong Cham province in June and July affected 2,600ha, causing a drop in rice yields by 30 to 40 per cent, according to provincial governor Un Chenda. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/drought-hits-rice-yields-k-cham-oddar-meanchey

Drought destroys 1,300ha in Pailin

An almost three months of severe drought has destroyed 1,300 hectares of crops in Pailin province that has caused untold hardship to farmers. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50897256/drought-destroys-1300ha-in-pailin/

Kampong Speu canal restoration to ease farmland drought

Kampong Speu Provincial Authorities are currently restoring two main canals connecting the Tasal Lake and Reservoir in Oral district to other areas in Takeo and Kandal provinces to help alleviate drought and dry farmland. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50830257/kampong-speu-canal-restoration-to-ease-farmland-drought/

The fight against devastating climate change on farming

The effects of climate change have had a devastating effect on the Cambodian economy, especially the agriculture sector, costing the country millions of dollars in losses. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50754874/the-fight-against-devastating-climate-change-on-farming/

Fishermen without fish as Cambodia's river reversal runs late

Crucial water flows to the Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia’s largest lake, have been delayed for a second consecutive year according to river experts, severely disrupting fishing and threatening the food supply of more than a million people. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mekong-river-cambodia/fishermen-without-fish-as-cambodias-river-reversal-runs-late-idUSKCN24M1T3

Residents suffer as Stung Sen River runs dry

Residents and authorities in Kampong Thom province’s Kampong Svay district yesterday expressed deep concern over the persistence of severe drought in the Stung Sen River. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50722392/residents-suffer-as-stung-sen-river-runs-dry/

Rice farmers struggle during drought season

For more than four months, people living in some rural areas in the provinces of Pursat and Battambang have been suffering from water shortages. Canals, streams and ponds have dried due to high temperatures during this year’s dry season. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50700262/rice-farmers-struggle-during-drought-season

Heatwave to hit before rainy season: Ministry

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology is expecting temperatures to hit highs in some parts of the country until early May as a health official warns against entailing ailments. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50700020/heatwave-to-hit-before-rainy-season-ministry

Ministry reports damage from droughts and floods

Floods and droughts destroyed some 67,000ha of paddy fields in the Kingdom last year, resulting in minimal declines to yields and land available for cultivation, the Ministry of Agriculture reported on Monday. Ministry spokesman Srey Vuthy joined a government press unit briefing on Monday to ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-reports-damage-droughts-and-floods

Ministry forecasts ‘favourable’ dry, early rainy season weather

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has issued a weather forecast for this year, which shows that the dry and early rainy season will be more favourable than in previous years due to the influence of El Nino/Southern Oscillation (Enso). On Monday, its minister Lim ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-forecasts-favourable-dry-early-rainy-season-weather

Mongkol Borey reservoir drying due to drought: Ministry

The Water Resource Ministry yesterday warned that the water level at the Mongkol Borey reservoir in Banteay Meanchey province is falling due to drought. In a statement on its Facebook page, the ministry noted that the reservoir only has enough water to supply Mongkol Borey ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50677841/mongkol-borey-reservoir-drying-due-to-drought-ministry

PM urges farmers to diversify crops amid shortage of water

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday called for farmers to diversify beyond rice during the dry season, amid meteorologists’ warnings that a decline in water levels due to drought will adversely impact output and prices. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pm-urges-farmers-diversify-crops-amid-shortage-water

Ministry urges fire safety measures

The Ministry of Environment has told sub-national authorities to urge the public to be mindful when using fire to prevent incidents of wildfires. Wildfires caused by carelessness is punishable with five to 10 years in prison and a fine of 17-150 million riel ($4,250-$37,500). The ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-urges-fire-safety-measures

Officials pumping water into drought-affected rice fields

National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy told The Post on Monday that the drought is taking its toll on more than 10,000ha of rice fields in Battambang and more than 1,000ha in Kampong Cham. He said Prey Veng, Kandal, Takeo, Banteay Meanchey, Tbong Khmum, ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-pumping-water-drought-affected-rice-fields

MRC council approves new strategy to address droughts

Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology Lim Kean Hor said on Tuesday that designing future systems and strategies for the Mekong River Basin is necessary to address the challenges of severe drought that continue to threaten livelihoods and the people’s way of life. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mrc-council-approves-new-strategy-address-droughts

Officials to meet on Mekong crisis as fishing communities suffer

On Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, record low water levels have plunged fishing communities into crisis but with warnings of “severe drought”, there are concerns the situation will get even worse.​ ...

Leonie Kijewski
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/11/officials-meet-mekong-crisis-fishing-communities-suffer-191125070104119.html

Gov’t demands water conservation measures

The government last week issued a circular to relevant ministries and local authorities to observe water conservation measures following a sharp fall in Mekong River water levels – the lowest it has been in 60 years. .. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-demands-water-conservation-measures

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