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Photo 2   25th August 2017 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Press Release: Progress of the Ho Chi Minh City Declaration implementation and Mekong Lancang Cooperation at the top of agenda for Mekong River Commission meetings

Mekong River Commission (MRC) Joint Committee (JC) gathered for three days, from 22 to 24 August 2017, to discuss on several important issues with the focus on the implementation of Ho Chi Minh City Declaration and Mekong -Langcang Cooperation. The first three days were devoted to the meetings of the JC (the 46th meeting) and the fourth day for the 20th Dialogue Meeting with upstream partners of China and Myanmar. 
DSC 4719   24th August 2017 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Promoting Sustainable Watershed Management in the Lower Mekong Basin

The Mekong region has witnessed considerable deterioration of watersheds from war, logging, mining, population growth, hydropower and irrigation development, and clearing of terrestrial and flooded forests for agriculture. Some areas of the Mekong basin have lost over half of their original forest cover leading to soil erosion, flash floods, and a decline in the provision of ecological goods and services.  
DSC 0681   11th August 2017

Growing cooperation and deepening technical exchanges between China and the Mekong River Commission

A delegation of Chinese hydrological experts visited national Mekong committees in Cambodia and Thailand from 24 to 31 May 2017. Led by Mr Kuang Jian, Division Director for Bureau of Hydrology, Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) the delegation consisted of six experts from the MWR, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute and the Bureau of Hydrology for Yunnan Province.
Hydropower Forum group 4   10th August 2017 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Press Release: MRC’s Regional Hydropower Forum Focus on Sustainable Hydropower Development

*Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR* – Today, stakeholders of hydropower-interest groups gathered in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR for the Mekong River Commission’s Fourth Sustainable Hydropower Practice Forum themed ‘Dialogue with Hydropower Developers’.
2 JAXA closure edit4   3rd August 2017 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC and Japan wraps up ‘Space Application for Environment’ Prototype Initiative

The Lower Mekong Basin is at greater risk to climate change[mekong-basin/climate/] with extreme weather events such as typhoons and heat waves and is also more vulnerable to floods and droughts that can affect people’s livelihoods and reduce agricultural productivity, especially in the downstream catchments of the Mekong River. While future impact of climate change is difficult to forecast, projections for the Mekong River Basin, like flood and drought forecasting, is paramount.
JC Retreat Group Photo3   2nd August 2017

MRC Joint Committee Members Boost Planning and Negotiation Skills for Sustainable Water Resource Management

Effective planning, negotiation, and problem-solving built on trust and shared understanding is paramount for the MRC, as an inter-governmental organization working towards sustainable development through dialogue and cooperation within the Lower Mekong Basin.
Photo contest 3   7th July 2017 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC Launches Regional Photo Contest to Promote Mekong Water Use Cooperation

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 7 July 2017* – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) today launches a regional photo contest entitled “Mekong Diversity through Your Eyes” for amateur photographers of all ages who are citizens and residents of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam. 
IMG 7224   29th June 2017 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Joint Press Release - Mekong River Commission and Morocco Agree to Exchange Experiences in Water Resource Development and Management

*29 June 2017, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR –* Today, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Kingdom of Morocco. As part of South – South cooperation, Morocco is the first Arabic and African partner of the MRC.
Regional Stakeholder Forum on Mekong Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan   26th June 2017 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC’s Regional Stakeholder Forum on the Mekong Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan seeks inputs

*26 June 2017, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR –* Around eighty participants from various stakeholder groups gathered in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR for the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) Regional Stakeholder Forum on the Mekong Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan.

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