Mekong IWRMP Transboundary Projects News

Cambodia Thailand to Finalize Lessons and Policy Papers for Better Lake Management   13th February 2018 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cambodia, Thailand to Finalize Lessons and Policy Papers for Better Lake Management

*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.
IMG 6659   2nd February 2018 , Hanoi, Viet Nam

Core Mechanisms of Bilateral Water Cooperation Agreed for Sesan – Srepok and Mekong Delta

*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.
Top 3 winners   8th December 2017 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Media Release: MRC Awards Photo Contest Winners, Launches Photo Exhibition to Promote Mekong Water Use Cooperation

*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.
River Cambodia   22nd November 2017 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cambodia-Laos Border Fisheries Management Plan Aimed to Realise a 10% Increase in Fish Stock

*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.
MRC Songkla late 3   6th November 2017 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Sister Lakes to Document Learning Processes for Policy Recommendations

*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.
Main2   31st October 2017 , Cao Lanh, Viet Nam

Ideas for Bilateral Provincial Cooperation Exchanged to Solve Transboundary Water Issues

*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.
Transboundary water resources mgt issues   28th September 2017 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

New Books: Mekong Water Management Challenges Identified for Collaborative Planning

*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.
IMG1   15th September 2017 , Thailand

Lessons from Bilateral Water Cooperation Shared with Stakeholders in Thailand

*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.
IMG 8917 logo   11th September 2017

MRC’s Extended Communications Teams Trained to Go Digital

 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.
IWRMP meeting_2017   30th August 2017

Mekong countries reaffirm bilateral water cooperation along borders

*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.
Joint fish monitoring sites in the Mekong Sekong river basins   28th August 2017 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Cambodian-Lao Fishers Jointly Monitor Migratory Fish in the Border Provinces

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

Tonle Sap and Songkhla Try to Consolidate Mutual Learning of Community-based Lake Management

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6th July 2017 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Cambodia and Viet Nam Discuss Bilateral Coordination Mechanisms to Address Transboundary Water Issues

* Cambodia and Viet Nam Discuss Bilateral Coordination Mechanisms to Address Transboundary Water Issues2 *
27th March 2017 , Phathalung, Thailand, 23 March 2017

Video Exchange Inspires Community Action to Improve Lake Management

“I catch between 5 and 10 kg of fish and shrimps daily. It is five times more th
22nd February 2017 , Siem Reap, Cambodia, 13 February 2017

Cambodia, Lao PDR Discuss a Joint Fisheries Management Plan

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.
23rd December 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Cambodia, Lao PDR Reaffirm Cross-Border Dialogue for Sustainable Fisheries

Officials from the National Mekong Committees and fisheries authorities of Cambo
29th November 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Video exchange initiative to enrich knowledge and promote local solutions on lake management

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

Project Teams in Four Countries Learn to Pitch News Stories

  A communications workshop, held in early October in Vientiane, offered an opport
Participatory Video Initiative to Support 2 Lakes to Exchange Knowledge   10th October 2016 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Participatory Video Initiative to Support 2 Lakes to Exchange Knowledge

*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.
31st August 2016

Cambodia, Viet Nam Better Understand Transboundary Issues in Sesan-Srepok Sub-basins through a Field Trip

*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

Sister Lakes Recommit to Joint Learning for Better Lake Governance

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.
26th May 2016 , Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Cambodia-Lao transboundary fisheries teams agree on fish monitoring methods

*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.
5th May 2016 , Pakse, Lao PDR

Transboundary Fisheries Teams Narrow Down Fish Species for Joint Management

*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

Sesan-Srepok, Mekong Delta Teams Agree on Joint Water Management Issues

*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

Lao and Thai Wetland Teams Discuss a Draft Report on Common Wetland Issues and Best Management Practices

*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.