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Regional Roundup for Week of 6.23.17

Regional Roundup for Week of 6.23.17


EXSE FOCUS Thailand plans to sign electricity accord with Laos and Malaysia – Mekong Eye THAILAND is preparing to sign a tripartite electricity-trading agreement with two neighbouring countries at the upcoming ASEAN Ministers of Energy Meeting. Reasons to be cheerful, despite Trump ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 6.18.17

Regional Roundup for Week of 6.18.17


EXSE FOCUS World Offers Cautionary Tale for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan – NYT President Trump has called for private money to fund his $1 trillion plan, but similar moves in other countries have faced cost and quality problems. Global demand for coal falls ...

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Taking Cambodian Irrigation to the Extremes: The Vaico River Project

Taking Cambodian Irrigation to the Extremes: The Vaico River Project


In the third and final article of this short series, I highlight the case of a far bigger irrigation project than considered previously, which is quite audacious in its scope and ambitions but has thus far failed to supply any ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 5.18.17


EXSE FOCUS Mekong River Commission meets on Lao dam – The Phnom Penh Post 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 ...

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Harvesting the 2017 dry season rice crop next to a CAVAC project rehabilitated canal to which no water reaches, due to over-allocation, a recurring problem nationwide. Farmers must still rely on pumped groundwater for irrigation needs.

Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Water Management via Irrigation Approaches in Cambodia?


In this second of three articles, I consider some of the salient issues surrounding the notion of “sustainability” related to the irrigation sector in Cambodia, particularly with regards to how it has been applied to date in what is considered ...

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The silted up and poorly maintained canal drawing from the Roleng Chrey diversion dam today supplies a fraction of the area it was originally designed to, while some farmers with land next to it still draw water by hand.

From Israeli to Indian aid in Cambodia: The Prek Thnot river basin’s hydraulic development paradigm


Overview: Cambodian Irrigation Issues The entire Mekong Basin is undergoing a period of rapid social and environmental transformation, a large part of which is closely linked to decisions made over water resources development and management. States and non-state actors, both domestic ...

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