Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, 05 Apr 2014
The Second MRC Summit in April 2014 was the most momentous event as Heads of the MRC Countries, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam revisited their commitments made four years ago on a number of key issues facing the Mekong Basin and the MRC and agree on best ways to address them.
Heads of the MRC Countries discussed, amongst other key priority areas, the best ways in which the MRC can promote its effectiveness and ownership by Member Countries by 2030 and reinvigorate regional cooperation in the transboundary management of water and related resources ahead of the establishment of an ASEAN economic community by 2015.
The MRC Summit is convened every four years, with the first one bringing together regional political leaders and a range of experts in the field of integrated water resources management to address the current challenges and opportunities facing the Mekong Basin, especially the long-term impacts of climate change and the role of river basin organisations in poverty alleviation.
The conference website http://www.mrcsummit.org provides a single point of access to all information.
Mekong Transboundary Integrated Water Resources Management
Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam have recently consulted national stakeholders on the proposed Pak Lay hydropower project during the six-month prior consultation process for the project.
Available today, an updated Mekong fish species database from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) provides comprehensive information on fish species in the Mekong basin, including in the Sekong, Sesan and Srepok rivers and the Tonle Sap River.
Today, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat has found that the catchment area of the entire Mekong River basin is 810,000 square kilometers (km2) with a total length of 4,763 kilometers. Previously, the MRC documents use 795,000 km2 for the basin
The 2nd Regional Stakeholder Information Sharing on the Prior Consultation Process for the Proposed Pak Lay Hydropower Project