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mrc 16th October 2009 , Chian Rai, THAILAND

Mekong body says communities should have a say in river development

Villagers who live on or near water resources in the Mekong Basin should be given more of a voice in the planning of future infrastructure and other water development projects says the Mekong River Commission (MRC).
mrc 21st September 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Cambodia Villagers provided with cell phones to help improve accuracy of flood warnings

Cambodian villagers have been provided with cell phones and trained to use them to report the likelihood of localised flooding to the Department of Hydrology and River Works – the national agency responsible for flood forecasting.
mrc 21st September 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Laos Villagers provided with cell phones to help improve accuracy of flood warnings

Lao villagers are being provided with cell phones and trained to use them to report the likelihood of localised flooding to the Department of Meteorology & Hydrology - the national agency responsible for flood forecasting.
mrc 21st September 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Vietnam Villagers provided with cell phones to help improve accuracy of flood warnings

Some villagers in An Giang and Dong Thap Provinces have been provided with cell phones and trained to use them to report the likelihood of localised flooding to the Southern Region Hydro-Meteorological Center in Ho Chi Minh City – the local agency responsible for flood forecasting.
mrc 8th September 2009 to 9th September 2009 , Bangkok, Thailand

Regional Technical Workshop on Application of Modelling Tools for Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability Assessment

Regional Technical Workshop on Application of Modelling Tools for Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability Assessment
mrc 30th July 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

USA - Mekong Basin cooperation follows ASEAN meeting

The Mekong River Commission and the Mississippi River Commission in the United States have announced their intention to cooperate on a wide range of water resources challenges common to both river basins.
mrc 29th July 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

China re-affirms commitment to Mekong/Lancang cooperation and sharing information

A meeting in Vientiane yesterday saw China reaffirm its commitment to work with Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam on a range of Mekong related issues including understanding the environmental effects of hydropower dams on the river.
mrc 28th May 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong body to evaluate mainstream dams – calls for better understanding of impacts of hydropower in the lower Mekong Basin

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has emphasised the need to proceed carefully in considering dam projects on the mainstream Mekong River, as a wide ranging assessment of Mekong hydropower development begins this week.
mrc 21st May 2009 , Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Navigation buoys will boost Mekong river trade says Cambodian government

Improving river transport infrastructure will boost trade, cut transport costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions says the government and Mekong River Commission (MRC), as a programme to improve river navigation between Phnom Penh and Kampong Cham started last week.
mrc 22nd April 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

200,000 endangered carp bred and released in Mekong

200,000 young fish that can grow to up to 70 kg in weight and over 1.65 metres in length were released into the Mekong today as part of a Lao/Thai breeding programme.

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