*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.