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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.
mrc 16th November 2007 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ministers discuss Mekong Basin planning

Senior Government Ministers representing the four Mekong River Commission (MRC) Member States today met in Siem Reap, Cambodia for the 14th meeting of the MRC Council.
mrc 15th November 2007 , Bangkok, Thailand

PRESS STATEMENT- update 15 NOVEMBER 2007

*Comments by Mr Do Manh Hung, Officer-in-Charge, Mekong River Commission Secretariat, regarding the press briefing on 13 November held in Bangkok, Thailand by Towards Ecological Recovery and Regional Alliance (TERRA)*
mrc 14th November 2007 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

China, Myanmar in cooperation talks with MRC

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) held talks with representatives from the People’s Republic of China and the Union of Myanmar at its12th Dialogue Meeting held in Siem Reap today.

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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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