A USAID-funded Cambodia fisheries project outperformed productivity goals after incorporating climate-sensitive design, including planning for increased risk of drought and extreme heat events.
The Ministry frequently asserts without evidence that large-scale illegal logging operations in Prey Lang and other protected areas have been eradicated and any residual illegal logging in Prey Lang is carried out by local villagers only.
Phung Tien Dung, head of the centre’s hydro-meteorological forecasting office for the central, Central Highlands and southern regions, said that from April 12-15, localities should limit watering plants, especially fruit trees with high economic value
Along the great river, dozens of dams have been built which also stop sand and mud. According to research conducted by Dutchman Philip Minderhoud, exploitation increases the risk of saline water intrusion, serious flooding and irreversible coastal erosion.
Countries in the Lancang-Mekong area such as Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar have advantages in growing bananas such as lower labor costs and better weather conditions, Wang Anbang, head of the cooperation project for the region’s banana industry, said.
The information they provide is more detailed than the data supplied by hydrology and remote sensing approaches at a local scale.Hence, researchers suggest that it is vital to use local knowledge and scientific data when formulating climate adaptation planning and strategies.
With support from the Swedish government, the Solid Waste Management Association, Thailand (SWAT) is launching its Plastic Footprint Reduction Project to reduce ocean plastic pollution
Parts of the Mekong River in Laos have risen suddenly during the dry season by as much as 12 cm in one day, threatening fish stocks, wildlife and aquatic plants vital to livelihoods.
Dams have subverted the Mekong ecosystem, bringing drought during the monsoon season and high waters when it should be dry. That has forever changed the lives of those who depend on the river for food and work in northeastern Thailand, a poor region bordering Laos and Cambodia. Vijitra Duangdee reports for VOA news, from Nong Khai, Thailand.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has proposed to invest $67.3 million to develop a smart and energy efficient city project (SEECP) in Can Tho, Mekong Delta, Vietnam.