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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 *
mrc 26th February 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Drought conditions cause low Mekong water flow

The current water level on the mainstream Mekong River is significantly below average in Northern Lao PDR and Thailand. Levels at mainstream measuring stations at Chiang Saen, Chiang Khan, Luang Prabang, Vientiane and Nong Khai are below those that occurred in the low flow season of 1993, which followed the most extreme regional drought on record in 1992.
25th January 2010 to 26th January 2010 , Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

MRC/IUCN Regional Workshop on Mekong Wetlands, Biodiversity, and Livelihoods

On 25-26 January over 40 wetlands specialists met in Ho Chi Minh City in a workshop organised by Mekong River Commission (MRC) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in order to share recent experience, knowledge gained and lessons learned from ongoing work on wetlands in the Mekong Basin, and to identify priority areas for future work.

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MRC, JICA Launch a Joint Study on Mekong Forest Conservation for Better Basin Management

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have launched a joint study on forest conservation and river basin management in the lower Mekong basin as part of their effort to better manage and conserve the environme

Lao-Thai wetland management project ends with new community-based management plans

Government officials and community representatives from Laos’ Xe Bang Hieng and Thailand’s Nam Kam river basins cerebrated today the conclusion of a five-year bilateral wetland management project, which has improved community-based management practices in

Lao PDR Submits Notification on the Pak Lay Hydropower Project to MRC for Prior Consultation

The Mekong River Commission Secretariat has received an official notification from the Lao Government that it will undertake the formal process of prior consultation on its Pak Lay hydropower project in the Pak Lay area in the Lao PDR’s northern province

Media Release: MRC Marks Tree Day with Planting Ceremony to Promote Environmental Sustainability

To celebrate today’s Lao National Tree Planting Day and 5th June World Environment Day, Head of the Mekong River Commission Secretariat and staffers...

Multimedia Project Launched to Increase Awareness on Bilateral Water Cooperation

Fisheries, delta, wetland, lake and river basins management – officials and community members from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam working on transboundary ...


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