05 July 2020 - Source: New Straits Times - THE Earth came with no borders. Rivers do not recognise them. To them, the Earth is one undivided planet. It is we — nations of men — who have divided the planet into this and that land. Blame it on the Treaty Of Westphalia of 1648. which brought us th...
28 JUN 2020 - Source: The ASEAN Post - Water levels in Southeast Asia's largest river may be at its lowest in a century. Low rainfall, high temperatures and poor dam regulations are contributing to a historic low at the Mekong, affecting lives, the region's agriculture and fishing industries an...
This chapter outlines the status of hydropower development in Myanmar. In absence of a hydropower policy or plan in Myanmar, the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) will assess the existing hydropower plants and planned projects in the major river basins and sub-basins. The analysis firstly cov...
31 MAY 2020 - Source: ABC News - It's one of 10 rivers in the world that collectively contribute up to 95 per cent of plastic in the ocean. Running for more than 4,000 kilometres, the Mekong River flows through six countries, starting in China and making its way through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand,...
​25 APR 2020 - Source: The Star - The 92nd Mekong River joint patrol by China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand concluded on Saturday morning (April 25) as three Chinese law enforcement boats returned to Guanlei Port in the southwest Province of Yunnan. A total of 109 law enforcement officers from th...
​21 APR 2020 - Source: The Star - KUNMING: The 92nd Mekong River joint patrol led by China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand started on Tuesday (April 21) from Jingha Port, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Yunnan Province. The mission will cover areas including the "Golden...
​14 APR 2020 - Source: The Telegraph - China's Mekong River dams held back large amounts of water during a damaging drought in downstream countries last year despite China having higher-than-average water levels upstream, a US research company said in a study. China's government disputed the fi...
​31 MAR 2020 - Source: OOSKAnews - The six countries of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Mechanism (China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam) have committed to further enhancement of water resource cooperation, most especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. "The epidem...
​11 MARCH 2020 - Source: Khmer Times - According to recent Mekong River Commission (MRC) studies, the frequency and severity of droughts across the Mekong basin has increased over the past few decades. The upper reaches of the Mekong are witnessing an unprecedented spectacle when the ...
29 Apr 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Hidden deep in the forest about 250 kilometres from the notorious sin city of Mine Lar in Shan State is the decrepit Sut Lway jetty on the Mekong River. Despite its tumble-down appearance, Sut Lway is the gateway for an illicit trade in luxury motor vehicles and o...
The Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET) announces a call for concept notes for its research grants for 2019. This phase of the programme (2019-2028) is titled SUMERNET 4 All, focusing on water insecurity in the Mekong Region. The total fund available in this round is 12,000,000 SEK for 12...
​19 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar - TAUNGGYI- As the Techilek-Maesai creek in eastern Shan State started swelling due to heavy rains yesterday, shops in Thai-Myanmar border markets have been closed temporarily, according to the locals from Tarchileik.  The torrential rain poured down since yeste...
From 9 to 14 September, a delegation of Myanmar representatives of the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR), the Environmental Conservation Department (ECD), the Forest Department, the Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department (IWUMD) and the Department...
​2 August 18 - Six countries of the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC), namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and India, have agreed to enhance cooperation in managing and sustainably using water resources.Foreign ministers of the MGC countries reached the consensus at their ninth meeti...
​29 July 18 - Rising floodwaters have killed at least five people and forced tens of thousands from their homes across swathes of Myanmar, a government official told AFP on Sunday, as heavy monsoon rains continue to batter the Mekong region. Dramatic images showed vast areas of farmland co...