Water resources

Water policy and administration

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/

Ground water may be over-exploited: NGOs

Over-exploitation of the Kingdom’s underground water sources has contributed to the water scarcity problem faced by the country during the past two years of drought, relief organisations said yesterday. ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ground-water-may-be-over-exploited-ngos

Mekong dams’ annual impact put at $450M

A 30-month study by Vietnamese researchers on the impact of 11 proposed hydroelectric dams in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) has found that the economic damage to Cambodia alone will be worth some $450 million per year. ...

Igor Kossov
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mekong-dams-annual-impact-put-450m

Residents, activists call for city to stop filling in lakes

Protesters from Phnom Penh’s lakeside communities spent an hour facing off with police on Thursday on a road on the former Boeng Kak lake before turning around and taking a different route to the National Assembly, where they demanded an end to the infilling and ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/residents-activists-call-for-city-to-stop-filling-in-lakes-110715/

Centre in China to aid Mekong management

The governments of China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam have agreed to set up a centre in China where the six countries can work together to find solutions to water resource management problems, the Mekong River Commission said in a statement released yesterday.   ...

Igor Kossov
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/centre-china-aid-mekong-management

Forecast stormy for Mekong, commission says

With the threat of climate change, a long-lasting drought, and contentious dam construction in Laos, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) has its work cut out for the rest of the year. Composed of delegates from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam, the MRC is in charge ...

Jonathan Cox
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/19880/forecast-stormy-for-mekong--commission-says/

Officials unable to explain mystery ships

Officials in Preah Sihanouk province on Thursday gave a series of conflicting explanations as to what a team of cargo ships and accompanying barges are doing in the waters between Koh Rong and the mainland. ...

Sek Odom and Matt Blomberg
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/officials-unable-to-explain-mystery-ships-99537/

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