Water resources

Water policy and administration

PWSA profit rises 35.62% in Q1

Public-listed Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PWSA) recently declared a profit of KHR 52.09 billion ($12.59 million) for the first quarter (Q1) of 2024, a rise of 35.62 percent compared to the same period last year. ...

Manoj Mathew
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501504460/pwsa-profit-rises-35-62-in-q1/

Cambodia’s ambitious Funan Techo canal project sparks concerns near and far

Heang Nang Eng, 60, had a bad feeling when she first heard rumors about a canal project that would impact the Prek Ta Hing stream near where she lives. ...

Seoung Nimol and Ly Rosslan
https://cambojanews.com/cambodias-ambitious-funan-techo-canal-project-sparks-concerns-near-and-far/

Ministry of Environment launches clean water campaign to reduce water pollution for people’s health

Clean water is an important source for sustaining life, and in line with this statement, the Ministry of Environment has taken a step towards preventing pollution into the water surface by reducing pollution sources into the water to help protect the health of the people ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501449414/ministry-of-environment-launches-clean-water-campaign-to-reduce-water-pollution-for-peoples-health/

Mekong crisis calls for global response: official

Cambodia has called for enhanced international partnerships to tackle pressing issues in the Mekong basin, such as declining water levels, reduced fish stocks and the reverse flow into the Tonle Sap Lake. ...

Ry Sochan
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/mekong-crisis-calls-global-response-official

Clean water pumped to dry suburbs

A team from the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) is working closely with the Takhmao fire department to provide water to the residents of Takhmao town. Several members of the public have complained about a severe lack of water pressure in recent weeks, with ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/clean-water-pumped-dry-suburbs

Water supply authority assures public shortages over early ‘24

The Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) asked for understanding from Phnom Penh residents in some communes where water pressure is weak. They assured residents that all supply issues will be resolved by early 2024, but have suggested that residents use water sparingly in the ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/water-supply-authority-assures-public-shortages-over-early-24

New Bakheng water treatment plant set for early ‘24 start up

The first phase of the Bakheng water treatment plant construction project will be completed in May this year, while the second phase is scheduled for completion early next year, officials said. ...

Sem Pisey
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-bakheng-water-treatment-plant-set-early-24-start

Council of Ministers approves water management draft law

The draft law on clean water management was approved by the plenary session of the Council of Ministers, chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen, after review and debate on January 13. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/council-ministers-approves-water-management-draft-law

Water plant capacity 200% area use

A Preah Sihanouk water treatment plant has declared an end to water shortages in the province, even in the summer. Water distribution however, remains a problem in some areas, according to local residents. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/water-plant-capacity-200-area-use

Final year of water shortages for Phnom Penh, say utility officials

This year’s dry season is no different from last year, with people in the suburbs of Phnom Penh beginning to complain about the lacking of clean water.   ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/final-year-water-shortages-phnom-penh-say-utility-officials

Japan continues to support Cambodia’s clean water projects

Japan has committed to continue its support on clean water projects in Cambodia with more projects to be approved by the Japanese government this year. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50911726/japan-continues-to-support-cambodias-clean-water-projects/

Water shortages hit outer suburbs

Around 40,000 families in the Phnom Penh suburbs are expected to face water shortages in the dry season. To address the issue, the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) has made provisions to provide water to them, a senior PPWSA official said. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/water-shortages-hit-outer-suburbs

Groups voice concerns over new dam

Civil society organisations working on water management in Cambodia have expressed concern that Laos’ proposed Luang Prabang hydropower dam project and the existing upper Mekong River dam project will potentially cause more transnational impacts on hydrologic flow, movement of fish and sediment. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50688101/groups-voice-concerns-over-new-dam

Authorities fix breached dam

Battambang provincial authorities and residents are fixing a partly broken dam in Svay Cheat village, in Sangke district’s Raing Kesei commune, after farmers breached it to irrigate their paddy fields. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-fix-breached-dam

Banteay Meanchey villagers protest against pumping of water from drying pond

More than 20 families from Thma Puok district’s Phoum Thmey commune in Banteay Meanchey province have expressed their objection to a request made by a local drinking water company to pump water from a drying communal pond. They alleged that the firm had failed to ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banteay-meanchey-villagers-protest-against-pumping-water-drying-pond

Ministry asked about Mekong plan

A member of the Supreme Consultation Forum told The Post on Thursday that he had questioned the Ministry of Mines and Energy over its position regarding a proposed project to develop a sizeable stretch of the Mekong River. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-asked-about-mekong-plan

Forum raises urgent Mekong issues

The 7th Mekong River Commission (MRC) Regional Stakeholder Forum was held in Lao capital Vientiane over Monday and Tuesday, with participants discussing urgent issues facing the Mekong region, the Secretariat of the MRC has said. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forum-raises-urgent-mekong-issues

Bunong families claim Lower Sesan II dam is causing water shortage

More than 100 families, including Bunong ethnic community members who have been impacted by the Lower Sesan II dam in Stung Treng province, complained on Monday about the shortage of clean water. The villagers, who have rejected compensation for relocation and currently live on higher ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-families-claim-lower-sesan-ii-dam-causing-water-shortage

Germany, EU roll out funding to accelerate lower Mekong projects

Germany and the EU continue to grant new funding, worth €8.92 million ($10.15 million), to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to enhance the Mekong cross-border water cooperation among the lower Mekong countries – Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, said an MRC press release The Post ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/germany-eu-roll-out-funding-accelerate-lower-mekong-projects

Authorities to relocate Tonle Sap Vietnamese

Kampong Chhnang provincial authorities plan to relocate around 1,000 Vietnamese people living on the Tonle Sap river in Kampong Chhnang town next Monday. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-relocate-tonle-sap-vietnamese

Interior Minister says Preah Sihanouk boom could hit sea’s health

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Wednesday claimed the recent influx of Chinese visitors to Preah Sihanouk province was raising concerns over the condition of ecosystems on the Kingdom’s coast. Speaking during a ceremony to appoint leaders to posts at both the National Authority for Combating ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/interior-minister-says-preah-sihanouk-boom-could-hit-seas-health

NGOs to boycott MRC meet

The floodwaters of the Mekong River have begun to recede across the country, but concerns remain over damage caused in Stung Treng and Kratie provinces. The Mekong River Committee (MRC) plans to hold an open forum this month on the development of hydropower dams along ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-boycott-mrc-meet

Mekong River Commission meets on Lao dam

The Mekong River Commission held its second stakeholder meeting on Laos’s controversial proposed Pak Beng dam on Friday, giving involved parties the opportunity to hear responses to concerns raised at the first meeting in February. ...

Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mekong-river-commission-meets-lao-dam

NGOs slam the new Mekong dam

Environmental organizations and civil society groups have expressed concern at plans to build another dam along the Mekong River in Laos and asked the Lao government to suspend the project due to the effects it will have on communities, water flow and fishery resources in ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35615/ngos-slam-the-new-mekong-dam/

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