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mrc 7th June 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong Commission visits China dams and will discuss future cooperation

A delegation of Lower Mekong government officials and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat will visit dams in China this week for the first time and this will be followed by meetings in Beijing to discuss future cooperation between China and MRC. The visit comes after Beijing expressed its commitment to continue strengthening cooperation with MRC at the First MRC Summit meeting held in Hua Hin, Thailand in April.
mrc 31st May 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

3S Basins take another step towards shared long term trans-boundary vision

If you don’t know where you are going you will probably end up somewhere else.
mrc 26th May 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Community involvement key to countering flood risks, says the MRC

Communities who live in the Mekong River Basin will significantly benefit from the improvements in flood forecasting and guidance that have been developed by the Flood Management and Mitigation Programme says the Mekong River Commission (MRC).
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.

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Stakeholder forum debates proposed Pak Lay project, recommends steps to strengthen basin planning in the Mekong

A two-day regional stakeholder forum on the proposed Pak Lay hydropower project and other ongoing initiatives comes to a close today. The forum, convened by the Mekong River Commission

Op-ed: MRC encourages all stakeholders to contribute to Pak Lay prior consultation process

On Thursday the Mekong River Commission will host its 5th Regional Stakeholder Forum to give all stakeholders the opportunity to discuss, provide, and exchange views on planned and proposed hydropower projects on the Mekong River mainstream...

Media advisory: Invitation to MRC regional stakeholder forum on Pak Lay’s prior consultation process and related work on hydropower

Interested members of the media are invited to cover the MRC regional stakeholder forum on the Pak Lay's prior consultation process...

Mekong water levels to decrease slightly, with some stations in Laos and Thailand to remain on flood alert

The Mekong River’s water levels will slightly decrease during the period 7 – 12 September, with an average drop between 0.01 and 0.11 meters at some stations along the mainstream. More stations in Lao PDR and Thailand than in others will remain on flood a

Mekong Flood Forecasting Webpage in Five Languages

The full webpage with flood forecasting in the lower Mekong basin is now available in five languages of English, Lao, Khmer, Thai and Vietnamese.


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