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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.
mrc 8th September 2009 to 9th September 2009 , Bangkok, Thailand

Regional Technical Workshop on Application of Modelling Tools for Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability Assessment

Regional Technical Workshop on Application of Modelling Tools for Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability Assessment
mrc 30th July 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

USA - Mekong Basin cooperation follows ASEAN meeting

The Mekong River Commission and the Mississippi River Commission in the United States have announced their intention to cooperate on a wide range of water resources challenges common to both river basins.

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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.

Implementation roadmap of six-month prior consultation process for Pak Lay project approved

The Mekong River Commission’s higher governance body today approved an overall implementation roadmap of a six-month prior consultation process for the proposed Pak Lay hydropower project


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