Water resources

Rivers and lakes

Khun Sea Development Fills In Mekong River Near Arey Ksat Ferry Stop

A representative for prominent tycoon Khun Sea’s company confirmed the firm was responsible for in-filling in the Mekong River very near to the ferry stop at Kandal’s Arey Ksat – after social media users and ferry passengers posted photos of large stony embankments. ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/khun-sea-development-fills-in-mekong-river-near-arey-ksat-ferry-stop/5956454.html

MRC gets $13M for management of Mekong River

Australia, Germany, and Switzerland have pledged nearly $13 million in funding for the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to assist member countries including Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam with their responses to pressing challenges while safeguarding the ecological functioning of the Mekong River and improving people’s ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mrc-gets-13m-management-mekong-river

Tonle Sap Authority discovers 196 new plants around Tonle Sap Lake, one special species

A large variety of plants from the Tonle Sap Lake area have been discovered by officials from the Tonle Sap Authority (TSA), but one tree in particular has revealed that it provides many benefits, according to TSA secretary-general Tony Hell on June 21. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-authority-discovers-196-new-plants-around-tonle-sap-lake-one-special-species

Floating home owners seek assistance

Over 1,500 floating houses and fish farming cages have been dismantled and evacuated from the rivers in Phnom Penh, according to Phnom Penh municipal police spokesman San Sok Seyha. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/floating-home-owners-seek-assistance

Dolphin found dead in Stung Treng pleasance

A 180kg Irrawady dolphin in the Ochheuteal dolphin pleasance in Preah Rumkel commune of Stung Treng province’s Borei O’Svay Sen Chey district was found dead on June 14, most likely from natural age-related causes.​ ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dolphin-found-dead-stung-treng-pleasance

Roluos Lake in Battambang developing into tourist resort

The Battambang Provincial Administration has announced that it has a project to develop Roluos Lake in Peam Ek commune’s Takorm village of Ek Phnom district with the goal of protecting the lake as a sustainable tourist resort and preventing encroachment. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/roluos-lake-battambang-developing-tourist-resort

Floating-house owners, river fish farmers told to relocate

Owners of floating houses and other unofficial structures on the rivers bordering the capital were ordered by the Phnom Penh Municipal Administration to remove or relocate the structures from June 2. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/floating-house-owners-river-fish-farmers-told-relocate

Warship on track for April salvage

If nothing changes, the team searching for unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the warship which was sunk in the Mekong River in Meanchey commune’s Veal village of Kampong Cham province’s Srei Santhor district during the Cambodian civil war in the 1970s, would be completed in late ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/warship-track-april-salvage

Large-scale Mekong River landfilling draws concern eco-system and water way

Almost every day for the past year about a dozen boats carrying thousands of cubic meters of sand dump their load at Koh Norea, a small tip of land where the Mekong spills into the Bassac river. According to workers at the site, the sand ...

Sorn Sarath
https://cambojanews.com/large-scale-mekong-river-landfilling-draws-concern-eco-system-and-water-way/

Love Lake to be protected and developed under new sub-decree

“Love Lake”, also known as the Boeng Sne and Poantaley area, has now been listed as a multi-use site over multiple districts in Prey Veng province in order to protect and develop the area.  ...

Buth Sela
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50815239/love-lake-to-be-protected-and-developed-under-new-sub-decree/

MRC raises alarm over declining river water levels

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) on Friday raised the alarm about declining river water levels causing a negative impact on river transport, fish migration, agriculture irrigation and river weed collection. ...

Rhea Mae Soco
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50813971/mrc-raises-alarm-over-declining-river-water-levels/

Water levels in Mekong hit worrisome new lows

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has expressed concern that water levels in the river have dropped significantly, changing the colour of the water in some areas, and warned that this situation could impact agricultural production and wildlife migration in Cambodia and the other countries in ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/water-levels-mekong-hit-worrisome-new-lows

26 families along Sangke River given land concessions with mixed response

Families living along the Sangke River have been asked by authorities to move to a new location due to plans to develop the area. Battambang provincial deputy governor Soeum Bunrithy said in a press conference yesterday that currently, there is a project to develop Sangke ...

Buth Sela
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50806926/26-families-along-sangke-river-given-land-concessions-with-mixed-response/

Hun Sen: Lakes filled in for national developments

Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced continued operations to fill some lakes in Phnom Penh to create land for developments, though he is against the unrelated practice of damming rivers or blocking waterways. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50806569/tamouk-lake-slated-for-development-reservoir-to-get-retaining-wall/

Fishermen worried for their future as lake getting filled

For nearly 40 years, Ing Choeun, a 63-year-old fisherman in Prek Pnov district’s Samraong commune north of Phnom Penh has relied on fishing at Tamouk Lake to make a living and to feed his family. ​ ...

Moeun Chhean Nariddh
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50804750/fishermen-worried-for-their-future-as-lake-getting-filled/

Illegal fish nets kill adult male Irrawaddy dolphin in Kratie

Conservationists and communities in the Anlong Kampi Irrawaddy dolphin conservation area in Kratie province said that despite the ban on fishing and regular patrols, fishing offences in the area are still happening which they said is cause for alarm. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-fish-nets-kill-adult-male-irrawaddy-dolphin-kratie

Lake filling in capital draws CSOs concern

Civil society organisations (CSOs) working on the environment and human rights have expressed concern about filling parts of Boeung Tamok Lake to create new parcels of land on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lake-filling-capital-draws-csos-concern

Mekong dam monitor launched by US State Department

The U.S. Department of State has launched the Mekong Dam Monitor in collaboration with the Stimson Center and Eyes on Earth. The new Mekong Dam Monitor is a significant step toward improving understanding of the water conditions in the Mekong River Basin. ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50794746/mekong-dam-monitor-launched-by-us-state-department/

Cambodia faces plastic woes

The Ministry of Environment and several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on environmental issues in Cambodia have expressed concern over the growing amount of plastic waste in Cambodia’s waterways, as many fishermen are now complaining that they have caught more rubbish than fish over the past ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-faces-plastic-woes

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