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mrc 29 August 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC-China Cooperation Extended at Regional Mekong Meeting

Increased regional cooperation on water resources was the general theme of discussion as the four Member States of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam, today met with representatives from the two countries upstream on the Mekong, the People’s Republic of China and Myanmar, at the13th MRC Dialogue Meeting in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The meeting was to culminate in the signing of an extension to an agreement between the MRC and China, whereby China shares hydrological data from two water analysis stations on the Lancang-Mekong River in the Chinese province of Yunnan.
mrc 27 August 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Floods and New Initiatives on MRC Agenda

Recent flooding and accelerating infrastructure development on the Mekong River were high on the agenda of discussions between the Member States of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) in Vientiane today. New initiatives, including the upcoming Regional Multi-Stakeholder Consultation of the MRC Hydropower Programme, Environmental Considerations for Sustainable Hydropower Development, and a new Drought Management Programme, were also deliberated at the 27th Meeting of the MRC Joint Committee.
mrc 25 August 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Lower Mekong Basin Flood Update

Although water levels along the Mekong River above Phnom Penh have continued to decline since their peak so far in 2008, around August 17, when loss of life and damage to property were recorded in the Lao PDR and Thailand, many parts of the Lower Mekong Basin remain at risk of future flooding. People living in low-lying areas near rivers are advised to continue to be prepared for possible emergency situations.
mrc 15 August 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Press Statement on Current Mekong Flood Situation

On Friday, 15 August 08 water levels receded in Luang Prabang and receded slightly in Vientiane. They are predicted to fall significantly over the weekend at these stations, although as the flood waters move south it is likely that water levels will reach at least alarm stage in southern Lao PDR, Cambodia and Viet Nam later in the coming week.
mrc 16 June 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong Water Utilisation Programme Ends and hands over results

Even as the long-running Water Utilisation Programme of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) was formally declared closed, the member countries and Secretariat of the MRC pledged to build further on its results in establishing integrated water resource management in the Lower Mekong Basin.
mrc 27 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 09 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 05 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 03 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 02 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.

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