Category Archives: Water

Water pollution in Thailand

The film tells the story of 13 year old Suwimon Daengniam and 59 year old Wali Pejarean who both live along the Samrong Canal, one of the major canals that flows in to the Chao Phraya River in Thailand. Through … Continue reading

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Ambitious Plan for China’s Water Crisis Spurs Concern

A chronic drought is ravaging farmland. The Gobi Desert is inching south. The Yellow River, the so-called birthplace of Chinese civilization, is so polluted it can no longer supply drinking water. The rapid growth of megacities — 22 million people … Continue reading

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Iran’s largest lake turning to salt

OROUMIEH LAKE, Iran – From a hillside, Kamal Saadat looked forlornly at hundreds of potential customers, knowing he could not take them for trips in his boat to enjoy a spring weekend on picturesque Oroumieh Lake, the third largest saltwater … Continue reading

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China crisis over Yangtze river drought forces drastic dam measures

The Yangtze – Asia’s biggest river – is experiencing its worst drought in 50 years, forcing an unprecedented release of water from the Three Gorges reservoir. The drought is damaging crops, threatening wildlife and raising doubts about the viability of China‘s massive water diversion ambitions. … Continue reading

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Worst drought in 50 years along Yangtze

The worst drought in 50 years to hit provinces along the Yangtze River may continue to plague Central China. The China Meteorological Administration warned on Tuesday that little rain is expected in the coming 10 days and highs of 36 … Continue reading

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The Middle East is running dry – and into the perfect storm?

Water, it’s the very stuff of life, and a high-resolution analysis of the most water-stressed places on Earth reveals anew a stark reality. The Middle East and north Africa (Mena), currently in the middle of a historic wave of unrest, is by far the worst … Continue reading

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China warns of ‘urgent problems’ facing Three Gorges dam

The Three Gorges dam, the flagship of China‘s massive hydroengineering ambitions, faces “urgent problems”, the government has warned. In a statement approved by prime minister Wen Jiabao, the state council said the dam had pressing geological, human and ecological problems. The … Continue reading

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Early work on dam ‘normal practice’

The Laos government has defended early road construction work near the controversial Xayaburi dam project, saying it is ”fairly common practice” in the country. The Bangkok Post Sunday reported last month that extensive road work for the US$3.5 billion (105 … Continue reading

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The Big Thirst’: The Future of Water

Charles Fishman, a longtime writer for Fast Company magazine, is the author of “The Big Thirst,” a new book on water. He previously wrote “The Wal-Mart Effect,” which was an Economist “book of the year” in 2006 and a finalist … Continue reading

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Decision looms on Mekong River dam opposed by conservation groups

The Mekong River Commission gathers in Vientiane tomorrow to consider the Xayaburi (also spelled Sayabouly) dam. On Friday, they are expected to make a final recommendation to the four member states:Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. It will be the biggest decision ever taken … Continue reading

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