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Front cover   5th March 2018

Findings from the Council Study reported to high level officials from Cambodia

*Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 5 March 2018* – A team of specialists from the Mekong River Commission Secretariat reported key findings from the MRC’s flagship study to more than 60 representatives from Cambodia National Mekong Committee and its line ministries and agencies at a national high-level briefing and dissemination meeting held in Phnom Penh late last week.
MRC homepage banner 710x399px2   15th February 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Media Release: MRC Launches Writing Competition for Mekong Citizens ahead of Summit – What Does the Mekong Mean to You?

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 15 February 2018* – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) today launched a regional writing competition in which citizens and residents of all ages from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam can enter and stand a chance to win different prizes.
Cambodia Thailand to Finalize Lessons and Policy Papers for Better Lake Management   13th February 2018 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cambodia, Thailand to Finalize Lessons and Policy Papers for Better Lake Management

*Siem Reap, Cambodia*, 13 February 2018 – In an effort to help Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake and Thailand’s Songkhla Lake better manage their resources, a bilateral team from the two countries are finalizing two major reports documenting learning experiences and policy recommendations for addressing major threats facing both lakes.
Regional Stakeholder Forum on the Council Study and the Pak Beng HD Project   12th February 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Reporting Findings and Results from the Council Study to Member Countries

The Study on the Sustainable Development and Management of the Mekong River, including impacts by mainstream hydropower projects – known as the ‘Council Study’ was conducted by the Mekong River Commission (MRC) from 2012 to 2017. Following a number of technical consultations at the regional and national levels, as well as stakeholder feedback at open forums, the final report is being refined for publishing in mid-February 2018.
MRC CEO Pham Tuan Phan takes questions from participants of the business seminar edit3   12th February 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Knowledge and Development Experiences Exchanged with Korean Officials and Private Companies for Better Water Resources Management

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 12 February 2018* – Senior representatives from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) exchanged knowledge and experiences for better water resources management and explored further collaboration opportunities with Korean officials and private companies during a week-long visit to Korea’s Seoul and Daejeon.
Winning Photos Capture Amazing Diversity of the Mekong River   8th February 2018 , Office of the Secretariat in Vientiane

Photo Exhibition of the Mekong River Increases Awareness of Water Cooperation

The exhibition of winning images of the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) first photo contest, concluded on 31 January 2018, helped increase awareness of the Mekong’s water resources and the necessity for regional cooperation for better management of the river basin.
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Core Mechanisms of Bilateral Water Cooperation Agreed for Sesan – Srepok and Mekong Delta

*Hanoi, Viet Nam, 2 February 2018* – A bilateral provincial body, a technical expert group, and an emergency response planning team will form the core of bilateral cooperation mechanisms between Cambodia and Viet Nam along the border provinces, say representatives of both countries working on cross-border water management issues in the Mekong Delta and the Sesan – Srepok rivers basin.
Website of 3rd MRC Summit and Intl Conference MRC2   26th January 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Media Release: Mekong River Commission Launches Website for its 3rd Summit and International Conference, Calls for Contribution and Participation

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 26 January 2018* – The Mekong River Commission launched its official *website[https://mrcsummit.org/]* for the 3rd Summit and International Conference today and called for contribution and participation to the events. The Summit, which will be held on 5 April 2018 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, brings together the Prime Ministers of the Member Countries — Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam — as well as high-level delegations from MRC Dialogue Partners, China and Myanmar, to address the prevailing challenges and optimizing opportunities facing the Mekong River and its people.
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Media Release: Guidelines for mitigating environmental impacts and managing risks from hydropower projects consulted with stakeholders

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 24 January 2018* – Forty-five representatives from the Mekong countries and hydropower developers and consultants met in Vientiane this week to discuss guidelines for mitigating environmental impacts and managing risks from hydropower projects in the lower Mekong basin (LMB).
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Media Release: Mekong River Commission Launches Two Joint Projects to Better Manage the Mekong Basin Resources and Address Flood and Drought Issues

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 17 January 2018* – The Mekong River Commission launched two joint projects between Cambodia and Lao PDR, and Cambodia and Thailand to better manage the Mekong basin resources and address flood and drought issues, at a kick-off meeting held yesterday in Vientiane.

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