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Hycos1.jpg   18 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   28 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   03 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   30 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   04 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   17 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   08 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   14 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   26 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   13 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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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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