Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, 15th Jan 2013 - 17th Jan 2013
The MRC Council held its Nineteenth Meeting joint with Seventeenth Dialogue Meeting and Seventeenth Donor Consultative Group Meeting on 15-17 January 2013 in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR.
16 January 2013
17 January 2013
Mr. Surasak Glahan
International Cooperation and Communication Section
Mekong River Commission
Office of the Secretariat in Vientiane, Lao PDR
Tel: +856 263 263
+856 20 555 28726 (mobile)
Home to about 60 million people, the Lower Mekong River Basin has experienced rapid development, urbanisation and population growth which have adverse effects on the Mekong resources
The 1st Rhine-Mekong Symposium concluded that although the two basins are different, they share common challenges which provide a basis for potential cooperation amongst their river basin organisations.
Rainfall volume and the current release of water from the Jinghong dam in China in the past weeks have not triggered flood concerns in the downstream reaches of the Mekong River for the upcoming week
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has published a technical paper highlighting the benefits of cooperation and the role of river and aquifer basin organisations in managing transboundary basins.