Vientiane, Lao PDR, 16 Jun 2015 - 17 Jun 2015
The Mekong River Commission held a workshop on fish and hydropower in Vientiane, Lao PDR on 16–17 June 2015. Under the title: “Fish and Hydropower: Research on Fish Passage through Large Dams and Review of Existing Knowledge on the Effectiveness and Economics of Fish-Friendly Turbines and its Applicability to Mekong Mainstream Dams in the Mekong Region”, the workshop was an opportunity for government officials from the MRC Member Countries and hydropower developers to discuss existing research and guidelines on fish passage, fish-friendly turbines, socio-economic aspects and other topics related to fisheries and hydropower.
The participants also revisited the Preliminary Design Guidelines applied in the Mekong, and discussed existing knowledge gaps and issues that the MRC could prioritise in its work on sustainable hydropower development.
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