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mrc 7th November 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Danish Government gives $3.3 million support to Mekong River Commission Fisheries Programme

The Danish Government today signed an 18 million Danish Kroner (US$ 3.3 million ) funding agreement over a two-year period to support the work of the Fisheries Programme of the Mekong River Commission.
mrc 2nd November 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong-wide approach to understanding and acting on climate change

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has today announced a new effort to address climate change in the Mekong Basin.
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.

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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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