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mrc 28th November 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR/Hua Hin, Thailand

Mekong Ministers meet in Hua Hin to discuss water issues

Hydropower, climate change, fisheries and flood management loom large for the Mekong Basin, with ministers from four countries meeting in Hua Hin this week to discuss strategies for trans-boundary river management.
mrc 27th November 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR/Hua Hin, Thailand

Belgium gives US$10.4 million to Mekong countries to improve river navigation

The issues of both mainstream hydropower and freedom of navigation on the Mekong River are in the spotlight this week in Thailand as the Belgian government agrees to increase its support to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) with a US$ 10.4 million contribution over the next four years.
mrc 27th November 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR/Hua Hin, Thailand

France strengthens support for Mekong environmental management

The Mekong River Commission announced this week that it is to receive over € 500,000 in support from the French government over the next two years to help efforts in environmental monitoring and management in the Mekong basin.
mrc 20th November 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR/Hua Hin, Thailand

Mekong River Commission hosts high-level regional meeting at Hua Hin

The future use of Mekong Basin water resources as a tool for promoting economic growth will come under scrutiny at a meeting of the Mekong River Commission’s Council to be held in Hua Hin, Thailand this month, to which media organisations are invited.
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.

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