• Mon, 14 May 2018 01:00
    Worries arise over brimming dams even before start of rainy season
    MANY reservoirs are already brimming with water prior to the predicted “wetter than average” rainy season, while the authorities claimed they had already learnt from past mistakes and prepared in advance to cope with the worrying water situation ahead.
  • Wed, 04 Apr 2018 01:00
    Mekong River dams ‘will harm food security’
    Study claims hydropower development will also increase poverty in the region
  • Sun, 25 Mar 2018 01:00
    Mekong River bird species threatened by dam discharges
    The Mekong River ecosystem has been devastated from rising water levels during the dry season, as upstream dams in China discharge water to facilitate navigation in the river.
  • Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:15
    Riverside residents and refugees join forces to oppose Salween dams
    More than 800 Thai and Karen residents living close to the Salween River in Mae Sariang of Mae Hong Son province and the Ituta refugee camp in Myanmar’s Karen State jointly held a “No-Dam” campaign on Wednesday.
  • Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:57
    11 full dams affected if forecast rains come
    The Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute on Thursday warned that 11 dams are reaching their capacity, with some already full, and so will be affected if more rain comes.
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  • Sat, 04 Nov 2017 01:00
    Call for effective management of Mekong amid threats from projects and climate change
    SCHOLARS AND environmental conservationists from Thailand and Vietnam called for better and effective management of the Mekong River as Southeast Asia’s longest river was in danger due to climate change and development projects, notably hydropower dams in its mainstream.
  • Mon, 30 Oct 2017 01:00
    Worry not subsiding as 19 provinces remain flooded
    No its only mismanagement when your minister does not release water from the dams, to save the rice and only releases it at the worst possible moment when the high tides are there. That is what happened during Yingluck Shinawatra.
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  • Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:21
    Anupong urges calm, says authorities in control of northern run-off situation
    Interior Minister General Anupong Paochinda on Tuesday affirmed that Bangkok residents should not be worried over the potential danger of flooding from northern run-offs, as the Royal Irrigation Department was in control of water in dams and 12 water-retention fields in upstream areas could absorb floodwater before it reached the capital.
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  • Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:00
    ‘No release of water’ from northern dams
    THE ELECTRICITY Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) said yesterday it has not released water from Bhumibol and Sirikit dams since early this month, dismissing a rumour that the two major dams in the north had sent water downstream on the weekend, exacerbating flooding in Bangkok.
  • Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:16
    EGAT dismisses water-release rumours
    The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has not released water from Bhumibol and Sirikit dams since early this month, a senior official said on Sunday.
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 01:00
    Floods not as bad as 2011 crisis despite inundation: authorities
    Prominent expert says three incoming storms could wreak
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:42
    Naturalist David Attenborough earns his wings
    PARIS - David Attenborough finally earned his wings Wednesday after scientists named a 100-million-year-old damselfly after the veteran British broadcaster and naturalist.
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  • Sat, 05 Aug 2017 01:00
    Discharges threaten lives downstream
    Water released from dams in the Chi river basin add to flood misery
  • Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:54
    Rasi Salai dams open wide as floodwaters near 
    Officials on Monday opened higher the water gates of the Rasi Salai dam in Si Sa Ket to accelerate the release of water in anticipation of floodwaters from upstream northeastern provinces.
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  • Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:00
    Dam gates to be opened amid heavy rains
    WITH TROPICAL depression Sonca looming and heavy rainfall expected, the Royal Irrigation Department has ordered water released from 11 major dams in the North, Northeast and Central region. There is a possibility of flooding in Ang Thong and Ayutthaya.
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