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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.
mrc 12th January 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC to establish climate change adaption demonstration site in Savanakhet

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and Government of Lao PDR have agreed to establish a site for demonstrating best practice in dealing with the potential impacts of climate change on Lao agriculture and rural life.
mrc 4th January 2010 to 30th June 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC consultation regarding mainstream Mekong dams

Submissions are invited to the team working for the MRC on the Strategic Environmental Assessment[/news-and-events/consultations/strategic-environmental-assessment-of-mainstream-dams/], which is examining the 11 mainstream hydropower dams currently proposed by the private sector along the Mekong. Your submission will form an important input into the analysis.

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MRC supports Laos in advancing national climate change adaptation planning

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) strongly supports Lao PDR in the country’s endeavor to advance its national climate change adaption planning, says an MRC Secretariat official.

Germany commits EUR 4 million to strengthen Mekong transboundary water cooperation

The government of Germany has committed EUR four million (approximately US$ 4.6 million) to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to strengthen Mekong cross-border water cooperation...

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...


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