*Pakse, Lao PDR, 29 June 2018* – In order to cement the four-year-long bilateral efforts to address cross-border fisheries issues along the Cambodia-Laos border, the two countries have agreed to formalise a bilateral fisheries management body that would oversee collaborative activities to curb illegal fishing practices and increase fish stock in the Mekong-Sekong basin.
Sakon Nakhon, Thailand, 11 June 2018 – Government officials and community representatives from Laos’ Xe Bang Hieng and Thailand’s Nam Kam river basins cerebrated today the conclusion of a five-year bilateral wetland management project, which has improved community-based management practices in targeted wetlands.
*Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 15 May 2018* – Fisheries, delta, wetland, lake and river basins management – officials and community members from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam working on transboundary water issues kicked off a multimedia project last week with regional workshops in Phnom Penh, and discussed how to showcase bilateral cooperation over these issues.
*Siem Reap, Cambodia*, 13 February 2018 – In an effort to help Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake and Thailand’s Songkhla Lake better manage their resources, a bilateral team from the two countries are finalizing two major reports documenting learning experiences and policy recommendations for addressing major threats facing both lakes.
*Hanoi, Viet Nam, 2 February 2018* – A bilateral provincial body, a technical expert group, and an emergency response planning team will form the core of bilateral cooperation mechanisms between Cambodia and Viet Nam along the border provinces, say representatives of both countries working on cross-border water management issues in the Mekong Delta and the Sesan – Srepok rivers basin.
*Vientiane, Lao PDR – 7 December 2017* – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) today launched a photo exhibition with the winning photos of its first photo contest at the secretariat in Vientiane, and celebrated the diversity of the Mekong and its water use with the winners and guests.
*Siem Reap, Cambodia, 20 November 2017* – Targeting a 10-percent increase in fish abundance in the Mekong and Sekong Rivers by 2021, fisheries experts from Cambodia and Lao PDR shared today the progress in fish monitoring activities that set a baseline, and continued discussions on the formation of a joint fisheries management plan to reach that goal.
*Bangkok, Thailand, on 6 November 2017* – In order to amplify what the sister lakes of Cambodia’s Tonle Sap and Thailand’s Songkhla have learnt on community-based lake governance, the two sides agreed today on how and what to document in two upcoming papers they are preparing for policy development and implementation of better governance of the lakes.
*Cao Lanh, Viet Nam,* 27 October 2017 – Joint research and training, hydro-meteorological data exchange and new bilateral working groups between border provinces of Cambodia and Viet Nam are some of the ideas water specialists from the two countries shared during a workshop held in Cao Lanh to solve long-standing transboundary water issues.
*28 September 2017, Vientiane, Lao PDR* – Exploitative fishing practices, uncoordinated development of water infrastructure, and insufficient monitoring and sharing of hydro-data are among the major challenges facing Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam in managing their shared water resources across the Mekong borders, say new studies examining barriers to ensuring sustainable management of the Mekong’s water.
*15 September 2017, Sakon Nakhon,* Thailand – Frequent dialogue to understand each other, attention to different needs of the concerned countries, and strong commitment to joint actions are some of the main lessons learnt from bilateral projects of water cooperation among the four Mekong countries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam, according to a public regional forum organised by the Thai National Mekong Committee.
Vientiane, Lao PDR, 11 September 2017 – In an effort to reach out to the concerned local populations, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) invited last month digital savvy officials from the four Mekong countries to get trained on social media usage for better joint communications.
*29 August 2017, Da Nang, Viet Nam* – Representatives of four Mekong countries reaffirmed at a meeting their commitment to expedite their five bilateral projects that promote transboundary dialogue and improve coordinated water resources management along the borders.
In an effort to develop a joint fisheries management plan for the Mekong and Sekong river basins along the border, fishermen in Cambodia and Lao PDR have begun monitoring migratory fish species in both rivers to develop a fisheries database.
12th July 2017
, Event News Article on TSL-SLB workshop in Hat Yai
Siem Reap, Cambodia, 13 February 2017 – Efforts to rebuild freshwater fish populations in the Mekong and Sekong River Basins are underway with plans in place to establish a joint fisheries management plan between Cambodia and Lao PDR.
A joint team of the Mekong River Commission’s member countries has launched a new knowledge sharing initiative – Participatory Video Exchange – to enhance sharing of information and best practices on water resources management of Cambodia’s Tonle Sap and Thailand’s Songkhla Lakes.
10th November 2016
, 10 October 2016, Vientiane, Lao PDR
*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 7 October 2016* – From survival fishing to sustainable fishing, community's disaster preparedness and women's active engagement are among four topics "citizen reporters" of the Tonle Sap and Songkhla Lake would jointly produce video clips on to exchange knowledge between the two lakes.
*Buon Ma Thuot, Viet Nam, 26 August 2016* – * visit to lower sesan 2 dam S *Institutionalising cross-border mechanisms to assess impact of water resources development, monitor water flow and quality, and provide early warning of flooding are the priorities for the management of the Sesan-Srepok river sub-basins that located in Cambodia’s northeast provinces and Viet Nam’s central highlands, according to the MRC-supported Sesan-Srepok transboundary water resources management project.
7th July 2016
to 7th July 2016
, Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand, 7 July 2016 – Sister lakes of Cambodia’s Tonle Sap and Thailand’s Songkhla Lake reaffirmed their commitment to the improvement of lake governance through joint learning activities, as the both sides met in Bangkok to discuss how to proceed with their sister lakes’ communication outreach project.
*Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 26 May 2016 –* Fisheries specialists from Cambodia and Lao PDR adopted the MRC’s standard sampling procedures for their planned joint transboundary fisheries monitoring programme under the Mekong – Sekong Transboundary Fisheries Management Project.
*Pakse, Lao PDR, 5 May 2016 –* Vulnerable migratory whitefish such as Probarbus jullenii would be the target species for the transboundary fisheries management project along the Mekong and Sekong Rivers Basins, according to the project teams from Cambodia and Lao PDR.
23rd March 2016
to 23rd March 2016
, Hanoi, Viet Nam
*Hanoi, Viet Nam, 23 March 2016 –* Addressing the issues of the impact of hydropower development and the lack of a joint infrastructure planning are some of the priority issues for the Sesan-Srepok and the Mekong Delta transboundary areas, respectively, to tackle jointly for sustainable development, according to the two transboundary project teams of Cambodia and Viet Nam.
10th March 2016
to 10th March 2016
, Sakon Nakhon, Thailand
*Sakon Nakhon, Thailand, 10 March 2016* - Wetland management project teams from Lao PDR and Thailand discuss today how to move forward with its joint report on wetland management issues on Xe Champhone and Nong Han. The teams have been conducting literature review, field research and exchange visits to identify common wetland issues and best management practices for mutual learning and future cooperation.