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six-leaders.jpg   05 April 2014 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong leaders seek sound judgment on development risks

Accelerating basin-wide studies to reduce negative impacts and battling natural disaster woes are among key priorities for Mekong nations
press-4-4-14a.jpg   03 April 2014 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

International experts call for Mekong leaders to look beyond water to achieve real impact

Intensified and balanced interactions are key to achieve practical goals to tackle climate change woes amidst increased water, energy and food demands, concluded an International Conference
water-expert.jpg   02 April 2014 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Water experts and global leaders call for action to cooperate and protect water resources

2 April, 2014, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam - The crucial role of water in food security and energy played centre-stage on the first day of the Mekong River Commission’s International Conference on Cooperation for Water, Energy, and Food Security in Transboundary Basins under Changing Climate.
Hycos1.jpg   07 March 2014 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong water levels higher than average despite local concerns

7 March 2014, Vientiane, Lao PDR— Water levels on much of the Mekong River have been higher than the long-term average since November last year with unusual fluctuations observed in last December and February, according to monitoring and forecasting data from the Mekong River Commission (MRC).
mrc 28 January 2014 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong’s higher turbidity likely caused by heavy rainfall

28 January 2014, Vientiane, Lao PDR— Unusually high rainfall is the most likely cause of a recently observed increase in sediment concentrations in large parts of the Lower Mekong Basin but the trend is decreasing, according to a preliminary analysis of the Mekong River Commission.
PR Don Sahong Jan 2014   16 January 2014 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC takes Don Sahong Project discussions to ministerial level

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 16 January 2014— Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam today agreed to take the Don Sahong Hydropower Project discussions to the MRC Council, the higher ministerial level of the organisation comprising water and environment ministers of the Member Countries.
PR water levels Dec 2013 2   25 December 2013 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Sudden peak in water levels caused by unusually high rainfall

The Mekong River’s water levels had increased during the period of December 15-21, with a rise of over one metre in the mainstream. For example, further upstream of Vientiane, Lao PDR the rise in water levels was seen in Chiang Saen District of Chiang Rai Province in northern Thailand, rising from 4 metres to 6.5 metres between the 15th to the 17th of December 2013. Water levels at the Pak Beng water monitoring station in Lao PDR increased from 7.7 metre on  the 14th to 17.2 metre on the 17th, representing an almost 10-metre rise in three days. 
Don Sahong Map a   03 October 2013 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Lao PDR submits notification on Don Sahong Hydropower Project

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 3 October 2013—The Lao Government has notified the Mekong River Commission (MRC) of its decision to proceed with the development of the Don Sahong Hydropower Project in the Siphandone area of Southern Laos. The run-of-the-river dam will operate continuously year-round and produce 260 megawatts of electricity.
boats.jpg   30 August 2013 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission and China boost water data exchange

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 30 August 2013—The People’s Republic of China has agreed to share more hydrological data with the Mekong River Commission which will improve flood forecasting in the Lower Mekong countries.
EU-signing.jpg   16 January 2013 , Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

The European Union provides over 6 million USD to tackle climate change in the Mekong

Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, 16 January 2013—The European Union (EU) today committed 4.95 million EUR (over USD 6 million) to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to boost its efforts in responding to the region’s climate change challenges.

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Prior Consultation process starting date for Luang Prabang project agreed

The Mekong River Commission’s Joint Committee Working Group (JCWG) for the Procedures for Notification, Prior Consultation and Agreement (PNPCA) has agreed on the official starting date of a six-month prior consultation process for the 1,460-megawatt Luan

MRC, Morocco concretize cooperation, eying for a regional educational visitor center in Laos

The Mekong River Commission and the Moroccan government last week brought their cooperation in renewable energy and eco-tourism to a new level as they sought to strengthen the existing partnership.

Laos to undertake prior consultation for Luang Prabang hydropower project

The Lao Government will undertake the Mekong River Commission’s prior consultation process for the Luang Prabang hydropower project located between the proposed Pak Beng project on the upstream and the nearly completed downstream Xayaburi project. The run

Public hearing from Mississippi, an example to increase community participation in a systematic structure

The Public Hearing would make a good example for the MRC to consider for its public consultation and outreach activities to public from national to regional levels, especially for the update and implementation of basin-wide strategies and the Prior Notifi

Interactive report for the Council Study

The interactive report for the Council Study is the first interactive version for the MRC reports. It leads audience through main conclusions linking to detailed assessments in the technical Council Study reports ...


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