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Joint fish monitoring sites in the Mekong Sekong river basins   28 August 2017 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Cambodian-Lao Fishers Jointly Monitor Migratory Fish in the Border Provinces

In an effort to develop a joint fisheries management plan for the Mekong and Sekong river basins along the border, fishermen in Cambodia and Lao PDR have begun monitoring migratory fish species in both rivers to develop a fisheries database.
Photo 2   25 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   24 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   11 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   10 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   03 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 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   02 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   07 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   29 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.

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First Mekong flood reaches Thailand and Lao PDR before landing on Cambodia over the next few days

The Mekong River flood has now reached Thailand and Lao PDR, while over the next few days will land on Cambodia. Based on the Mekong River Commission’s flood forecasting, the water level at Thailand’s Khong Chiam reached its flood level yesterday when t

Mekong related regional cooperation frameworks recommend more joint efforts, coordination to boost effectiveness

The importance of synergizing programs of activities of various Mekong related regional frameworks and improved mechanisms for information sharing and collaboration in overcoming the challenges of becoming a more resilient and sustainable Mekong region w

Water flow from China’s Jinghong dam to decrease

The outflow of water from the Jinghong hydropower station in China’s Yunnan province will decrease by about 25-45 percent over five days, according to an official notification from China’s Ministry of Water Resources being copied to the Mekong River Commi

MRC and China renew pact on water data provision and other cooperation initiatives

The People’s Republic of China has agreed to continue sharing hydrological data with the Mekong River Commission, which will contribute to better river monitoring and flood forecasting in the Mekong countries.

Mekong water levels reach low record

The Mekong water levels during this early flood season from June to July are among the lowest on record, falling below their historical long-term minimum levels. But the situation is expected to get better at the end of July.


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