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mrc 19th May 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong strategic environmental assessment workshop studies dam development opportunities and risks

Recognising that dams are highly contentious and many interested groups have concerns and issues with any type of development proposal, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) is conducting a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of proposed mainstream hydropower schemes on the lower Mekong mainstream river. The purpose of the SEA - underway since May 2009 - is to systematically bring together information and analysis that MRC Programmes, governments and stakeholders have assembled for input to and consideration of mainstream hydropower proposals.
mrc 26th April 2010 , Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Cooperation and Sharing of Knowledge Vital to Protecting and Adapting to the Changes of the Mekong Environment and Climate Risks Says MRC

Scientists, government officers, and NGOs from around the world are meeting this week in Ho Chi Minh City to discuss environmental and climate change issues in the Mekong basin.
mrc 5th April 2010 , Hua Hin, THAILAND

Mekong Prime Ministers agree to prioritise climate change as summit ends

*Prime Ministers of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam have agreed that adjusting to the challenges posed by climate change is a regional priority, as high-level talks in Hua Hin come to a close today.*
mrc 4th April 2010 , Hau Hin, Thailand

ASEAN, MRC to Boost Cooperation on Mekong Issues

*The ASEAN Secretariat announced today that it will cooperate with the Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) in the development and management of the Mekong water resources as well as in addressing challenges common to the two organisaions.*
mrc 3rd April 2010 , Hau Hin, Thailand

Hua Hin conference calls on Mekong leaders to balance economic development with protection of water resources

International water experts meeting in Hua Hin have today released a statement calling upon the governments of the Mekong River Basin to work together to protect water resources in the region when considering any future development projects.
mrc 3rd April 2010 , Hau Hin, Thailand

Danish Government supports Mekong countries as they come to grips with climate change

The Danish Government has pledged today to provide nearly US$ 1 million (DKK 4.8 million) to help Mekong countries counter the effects of climate change.
mrc 3rd April 2010 , Hau Hin, Thailand

Finland supports Mekong countries to take up emerging challenges

Efforts to create an integrated water resource development strategy across the Mekong river basin received a new boost today as the Finnish Government committed to a grant of Euros 1 million to support the MRC Water Management Trust Fund.
mrc 2nd April 2010 , Hau Hin, Thailand

State of Mekong Basin good but future developments bring both risks and opportunities says MRC report

A report released by the Mekong River Commission (MRC) reveals good news for the general health of the Mekong Basin, but warns that this and the eco-systems of the river system could be threatened by proposed infrastructure and expanding populations.
mrc 26th March 2010 , Bangkok, THAILAND

China ready to share data on Mekong water levels ahead of regional river summit

China has agreed to share hydrological data with countries in the lower basin says the Mekong River Commission (MRC), days before a high-level summit takes place in Hua Hin to discuss river management issues.
mrc 16th March 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Op-Ed: Low river levels caused by extreme low rainfall

*The following is an op-ed written by Jeremy Bird, CEO of the Mekong River Commission, which appeared in the Bangkok Post, 16 March 2010 *

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

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 sets a baseline, and continued discussions on the formation

Mekong River Commission prepares for 3rd Summit and work plan 2018

Yesterday, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) officials met to prepare for the 3rd Summit of prime ministers on 5 April 2018 in Siem Reap to be hosted by the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Op’ed - Improving Navigation Channels While Protecting the Environment

China’s Mekong development plan have stirred debate as potentially becoming an environmental and social peril for downstream Mekong countries

Sister Lakes to Document Learning Processes for Policy Recommendations

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 developme

Mekong River Commission and Morocco exchange water management experience

Representatives from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) made its first visit to Morocco to exchange experience on water resources management. This is the first visit, supported and hosted by Morocco,


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