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mrc 27th May 2008 , Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Mekong Flood Warnings to Come Earlier

Warnings of flooding along the Mekong River and its tributaries should come earlier in future thanks to investments currently being made in the regional forecasting system through the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) Flood Management and Mitigation Programme.
mrc 9th April 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

The Four ‘R’s for Mekong Cooperation Ministers and Diplomats Welcome New MRC CEO

Lao government officials and the diplomatic community gathered at the Mekong River Commission (MRC) headquarters in Vientiane on Monday to welcome the new Chief Executive Officer of the MRC Secretariat, Mr Jeremy Bird.
mrc 5th April 2008 , Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Regional Centre to Reduce Mekong Flood Damage

The new Regional Flood Management and Mitigation Centre building has been officially opened in Phnom Penh, marking a vital step forward in avoiding loss of lives and the damage that flooding can bring.
mrc 3rd April 2008 , Danang, Viet Nam

Rapid Change in Mekong Basin Brings Both Opportunity and Risk

The opportunities and risks that come with economic growth were the main topics of discussion at the 27th Joint Committee Meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) in Danang, Viet Nam, this week.
mrc 2nd April 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Climate Change Tackled by Australia-MRC Partnership

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and the Government of Australia are joining together to study climate change in the Mekong region, and to help the governments of the area develop strategies to adapt to new environmental conditions.
mrc 14th March 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Changes along Mekong Challenge Planning Process

Economic growth will lead to significant changes in the annual flows of rivers in the Mekong Basin, and the use of their water, complicating the task of development planning, and making it vital that decision-making processes become wider and more inclusive. That feeling was one of the major themes expressed by participants at a stakeholder forum in Vientiane, hosted by the Mekong River Commission (MRC) on March 12-13.
mrc 10th March 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong Stakeholders Discuss Basin Planning Process

A wide range of interested groups converge in the Lao capital, Vientiane, this week to discuss planning processes for the development of the Lower Mekong Basin at a Stakeholder Forum held by the Mekong River Commission (MRC).
mrc 19th February 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Australia Backs MRC Basin Development Plan

Efforts to create a sustainable water resource management strategy across the entire Lower Mekong Basin received a boost today when the Government of Australia and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) signed agreements to support the MRC’s Basin Development Plan and fund technical coordination within the river basin organisation’s Secretariat.
mrc 13th February 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC Secretariat Announces New CEO

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has appointed Jeremy Bird, a specialist in water resources management from the UK, as new Chief Executive Officer for its Secretariat, based in Vientiane.
mrc 22nd November 2007 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Germany aids flood disaster management and planning

The Government of Germany and the Mekong River Commission have signed a new commitment worth 3 million Euro to Technical Cooperation through GTZ to the MRC’s Flood Management and Mitigation Programme (FMMP), as pledged in the Donor Consultative Group on 15 November 2007 in Siem Reap.

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