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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.
sunset.jpg   19 April 2011 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Lower Mekong countries take prior consultation on Xayaburi project to ministerial level

Lao PDR insists process is complete, while other lower Mekong countries raise concerns on impacts and gaps in technical knowledge and mitigation measures
33rd-JC-meeting.jpg   25 March 2011 , Preah Sihanouk Province, CAMBODIA

Mekong countries agree to convene additional meeting to seek conclusion on Xayaburi project

JC Special Session rescheduled: Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Due to unforeseen changes, members of the Joint Committee (JC) of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) have rescheduled the date of the JC Special Session on the prior consultation process for the proposed Xayaburi project. Please note that the date has changed from 21 April 2011 to Tuesday, 19 April 2011. The meeting’s venue has not changed and will be held at the Office of the MRC Secretariat in Vientiane. A media statement on the Special Session’s conclusions will be issued on the same date, following the end of the meeting.

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Mekong River’s aquamarine hue likely to occur elsewhere due to low flows, bringing possible risks

The extremely low flow, slow drop in the river sediments, and presence of algae on the sand and bedrock river bottom are some of the possible causes why the Mekong River has recently acquired an aquamarine color, says the Mekong River Commission. This phe

MRC ministerial council approves a drought management strategy, other policies, boosting Mekong countries’ ability to prepare for future disaster

Ministerial delegates from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council today at their annual gathering in Phnom Penh approved a drought management strategy for 2020-2025, allowing Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam to prepare for and manage drought co

Media advisory: Drought, hydrological condition and other policy issues on top agenda of MRC Council meeting next week

Every year, water and environment ministers of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam who are members of the MRC Council convene to review and come to mutual conclusion on the management and development of water and related resources of the lower Mekong

Drought continues to hit Mekong countries, risking stress on crop production, water shortages

Severe to extreme drought is expected to hit countries in the lower Mekong basin from now until January 2020, warns the Mekong River Commission. Thailand and Cambodia would be hardest hit compared to Lao PDR and Viet Nam.

Avenues to make MRC’s prior consultation process more meaningful should be explored, says a public regional forum

Opportunities to make the Mekong River Commission’s Prior Consultation process more meaningful should be explored, and the required data and information on the Lao PDR’s proposed Luang Prabang hydropower project should be supplied, according to a public r


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