Japan to compensate for dam water release into prefectural rivers

National Sep 6, 2020

Japan to compensate for dam water release into prefectural rivers

The land ministry will establish a system of compensating for losses stemming from water release from dams in rivers managed by prefectural governments as a pre-emptive measure to minimize damage from torrential rains, sources have said. The plan, similar to an existing one for water ...

Water wars: Mekong River another front in U.S.-China rivalry

Asia Pacific | FOCUS Jul 25, 2020

Water wars: Mekong River another front in U.S.-China rivalry

The Mekong River has become a new front in the U.S.-China rivalry, environmentalists and officials say, with Beijing overtaking Washington in both spending and influence over downstream countries at the mercy of its control of the river's waters. It's a confrontation in which the administration ...

Chinese dams held back Mekong waters during drought, study finds

Asia Pacific Apr 14, 2020

Chinese dams held back Mekong waters during drought, study finds

China's Mekong River dams held back large amounts of water during a damaging drought in downstream countries last year despite China having higher-than-average water levels upstream, a U.S. research company said in a study. China's government disputed the findings, saying there was low rainfall during ...