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China Restricts Water Flows on the Mekong River Despite Pledge

The Mekong River Commission has reported that despite China’s pledge to not restrict water flows from its Jinghong hydropower dam on the Mekong River...

Mekong River Water Levels Fail to Rise Due to China’s Jinghong Dam

Water levels on the Mekong River have failed to rise raising concerns in communities living downstream, sources say. The Mekong was already low because...

Giving Local Rivers a Voice Against China’s Damming Policies

Activist Pianporn "Pai" Deetes' fight against China's damming policies along the lower stretches of the Mekong River by the Chinese government is a David-versus-Goliath...

Laos Government Approves Another Mega Dam on the Mekong River

The Laos Government is preparing to build the seventh of nine planned large-scale mega dams on the Mekong River in 2022. The latest project...

China Hydropower Dam to Hold Back the Mekong River Flow for 20 Days

The Mekong River Commission reports China has notified downstream neighbours it is holding back the Mekong River flow at a hydropower dam on the...

Mekong Cargo Ships Grounded after China Dam Reduces Water

Thailand’s Department of Water Resources has warned eight provinces on the Mekong river to prepare for water shortages. Chinese cargo ships have now stopped...

Death Toll Reaches 23, 108 Still Missing after Dam Collapsed in Laos

  VIENTIANE - Another 10 bodies have been recovered on Thursday and Friday, bring the death toll of the dam collapse in Laos to 23,...

Laos Victims Recall Moments of Horror as Massive Flood Waters Hit villages

  ATTAPEU, Laos - Many victims of the floods that devastated several villages in Sanamxay district of Attapeu province in southern Laos have returned to...

[VIDEO] – In Laos, First a Large Boom, and Then, “The Water Came”

  PAKSONG, Laos  - Petchinda Chantamart first heard what sounded like a bomb going off a few miles away. Then came a curious noise, like...

Thailand Sends Immediate Aide to Laos After Hydro Dam Collapses

  BANGKOK - Thailand's Prime Minister has instructed officials to provide assistance to Laos, following the collapse of Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in the...

Mekong River Commission (MRC) Announces Laos Intentions to Build “Fourth Dam” on Mekong River

CHIANG RAI - The Mekong River Commission (MRC) announced yesterday that Laos has formally notified the Commission of its intention to construct the Pak...

Three Year Study Finds China-Backed Sambor Dam Would Destroy the Mekong River

  BANGKOK - A Chinese-backed plan for Cambodia to build the Mekong River’s biggest dam would destroy fisheries that feed millions and worsen tensions with...

Xayaburi Dam Project May Have Already Begun

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – The controversial Xayaburi hydro-electric dam project in northern Laos may have already begun, despite countries, including Cambodia, requesting further studies to...

Myitsone Dam Strains Relations with China and Myanmar

    One day before China’s National Day celebration, Myanmar’s President Thein Sein called a halt to the on-going Myitsone hydroelectric dam project that was being...

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