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Hycos1.jpg   18th September 2012 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

Regional conference sets to strengthen use of shared, real-time data on Mekong rainfall and water levels

*SIEM REAP, Cambodia, 18 September 2012*—Over 100 hydrologists and other water experts gathered in this historical town for a two-day regional symposium to discuss lessons learned and ways forward in sharing and using real-time hydro-meteorological data in the Mekong region.
Sweden-signing28Jun12.jpg   28th June 2012 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Sweden provides US$ 8.5 million to strengthen sustainable development and management of Mekong resources

*Vientiane, Lao PDR, 28 June 2012*—The Swedish government today provided US$ 8.5 million to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to strengthen its management and development of water and related resources in the Lower Mekong Basin.
Mekong2Rio-discussion.jpg   3rd May 2012 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Conference calls for innovative solutions for water, energy and food sectors

*Political will needed for a ‘new, balanced nexus paradigm’ on natural resources management *
Mekong2RioPR.jpg   30th April 2012 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Balancing food, water and energy demands top agenda at ‘Mekong2Rio’ global forum

*All continents represented in debate on growing needs in the three sectors and seek solutions on transboundary river management *
World-bank-MRC-signing.jpg   4th April 2012 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

World Bank provides US$ 8 million to improve Mekong resources management

*Funding aims to increase dialogue, cooperation and understanding on integrated and transboundary approach *
germany-mrc-cooperation.jpg   17th February 2012 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Germany commits €8 million to protect Mekong wetlands

*New cooperation aims to enhance transboundary management of priority areas *
lights-4-PR-Council-XayaburiHydro.jpg   8th December 2011 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

Further study on impact of Mekong mainstream development to be conducted, say Lower Mekong Countries

*Water and environment ministers agreed in principle to approach Japan to assist with the study*
HansGuttman02.jpg   14th November 2011 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Hans Guttman has been named the new Chief Executive Officer at the Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS).
Switzerland-signing-sm.jpg   26th October 2011 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Switzerland makes new financial contribution to MRC’s basin development and environment programmes

The Mekong River Commission and the government of Switzerland today signed a new agreement which contributes financial support towards basin development and environment project activities in the Lower Mekong Basin.
Murray-Mekong-signing.jpg   13th May 2011 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong and Murray-Darling River Basins renew partnership agreement to work together and share experiences

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and Australia’s Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) today signed a new agreement to continue sharing experiences and technical knowledge in river basin planning and management.

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Cambodia-Laos Border Fisheries Management Plan Aimed to Realise a 10% Increase in Fish Stock

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Mekong River Commission and Morocco exchange water management experience

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