Recent Events

29 October 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Existing dams on the Mekong are not the root cause of fish decline, lower water levels in Tonle Sap

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 29 October 2018 – Existing dams on the Mekong mainstream are not causing major impact on fish production or lowering water levels in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap River and Tonle Sap Lake, says the Mekong River Commission (MRC).
20 August 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

The 5th MRC Regional Stakeholder Forum

Background informationThe rapid development in the Mekong River region has placed a strong pressure on the Mekong Basin’s water and related resources. In line with the 1995 Mekong Agreement, the Member Countries (MCs) have come together to work for sustainable development of the Mekong River Basin and its resources in order to achieve the basin Vision of an economically prosperous, socially just and environmentally sound Mekong River Basin. Over the past 23 years, the MRC has made several interventions and implemented various frameworks and guidance to create an avenue for an active involvement from the MCs when it comes to water and related resources development and management in the Basin.
14 August 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Viet Nam shares views on more effective implementation of the 1995 Mekong Agreement and Council Study

In line with the Siem Reap Declaration of the 3rd MRC Summit, Vietnam National Mekong Committee (VNMC) shared with the Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) their thoughts on how to strengthen the implementation of the Mekong Agreement 1995 and effectively disseminate results of the Council Study: The study on the sustainable management and development of the Mekong River, including impacts of mainstream hydropower in a workshop in Vientiane, Lao PDR on 9 August 2018.
04 July 2018

Rhone Exchange Visit Provides MRC with A Fresher and Comprehensive Approach in Whole-of-basin Sustainable Development and Management

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 4 July 2018 – In their efforts to better understand various approaches in managing and operating multi-purpose dams that could be adapted and applied regionally, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council Members, Joint Committee Members and Secretariat senior staffers conducted an exchange visit to the Rhone river basin and the Compagnie National du Rhône (CNR), the French public company responsible for the development and management of the River Rhone in France.
20 June 2018 to 22 June 2018

Weekly Upcoming Events: 18 - 22 June 2018

Environmental Management Division (ED)
11 June 2018 to 15 June 2018

Weekly Upcoming Events: 11 - 15 June 2018

Environmental Management Division (ED)
08 June 2018 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

Training and Final Workshop on PEER Project 3-100: Building Mekong Genetic Biodiversity Network

The Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are co-organising a training and final workshop of the PEER (Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research) Project 3-100: Building Mekong Genetic Biodiversity Network on 12-14 June 2018 in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
04 June 2018 to 08 June 2018

Weekly Upcoming Events: 4 - 8 June 2018

All Divisions of MRCS
01 May 2018 to 31 May 2018

Monthly event update for May 2018

Environment Division (ED)
26 April 2018 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

Third Mekong River Commission Summit

The Mekong River Commission held its 3rd Summit on 5 April 2018 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, whose agenda and related statements are downloadable below.

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