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Water-collecting.jpg   25 January 2011 , Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Mekong countries agree with pact to protect water quality

Four Mekong countries today, for the first time, reached a transboundary agreement to protect the river’s water quality against emerging threats.
DMW-181.jpg   22 December 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Luxembourg supports Mekong climate change adaptation strategies

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg granted USD 2.6 million to the Mekong River Commission (MRC)’s Climate Change Adaptation Initiative to assist Mekong countries with climate change adaptation planning at a basin-wide level today. The grant is the first time Luxembourg has provided support to the MRC and represents a milestone in climate change adaptation planning for the Mekong region.
DCRW1285RJ 14x20 1   14 December 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong Countries supported on emerging environmental issues and climate risks

Mekong countries recently received continued support to strengthen their work on environmental protection and adaptation to climate risks as the Royal Government of Denmark committed a grant of 10 million Danish Kroner (equivalent to approximately 1.9 million USD) to the MRCfs Environment Programme.
upper-river-and-boat.jpg   15 October 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Results of Strategic Environmental Assessment of Hydropower on the Mekong Mainstream Released

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) today released the draft final report of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for hydropower development projects proposed on the mainstream Mekong River. In response to a high level of interest to construct up to twelve mainstream hydropower projects in Cambodia, Lao PDR and on the Lao-Thai border, the SEA weighs the proposed projects' opportunities against the risks.
fishing dam   22 September 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC receives first notification of mainstream Mekong project

 
mekong source liu Shaochuang   27 August 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Increased cooperation with China and Myanmar

Representatives from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Member Countries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam are meeting with Chinese and Myanmar officials this week in Phnom Penh. They discuss opportunities for increased levels of cooperation in managing the upper and lower Mekong River Basins.
MRC 00000001   26 August 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC opens second office in Cambodia

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has said that Phnom Penh will see significant benefits as its Secretariat officially opened a new office in Cambodia today after moving some of its divisions from Vientiane, Lao PDR.
mrcOSV   29 July 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Options for Mekong water use debated at Vientiane forum

Plans for the future use of Mekong Basin water resources as a tool for promoting economic growth are under scrutiny as water experts, NGOs and private sector developers meet with Mekong government representatives for two days in Vientiane, Lao PDR.
mrc 07 July 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission Secretariat starts move to second office in Cambodia

The Mekong River Commission has begun the process of dividing its Secretariat office between two locations: Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Vientiane, Lao PDR following an agreement between the two countries last year to permanently co-host the organisation.
mrc 28 June 2010 , Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Mekong officials discuss environmental mitigation for mainstream dams

Environmental and hydropower experts will be meeting in Ho Chi Minh City over the next two days to discuss an assessment of the environmental and social impact of the 12 hydropower dams proposed for construction on the mainstream lower Mekong.

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Actions to address Mekong plastic pollution take shape

In a bid to reduce plastic waste and fight plastic pollution in the Mekong region, government officials and researchers from the four Mekong countries agreed to assess plastic waste leakage into the Mekong River system in order to inform the current state

More impact studies, mitigation measures needed for proposed Luang Prabang dam, says a public forum

Mekong stakeholders raised concerns and suggested the Lao government to conduct more assessments on the potential transboundary environmental and social impacts of the proposed Luang Prabang hydropower project.

Mekong water levels to drop due to dam equipment testing in China

The water outflows at the Jinghong hydropower station in China will be reduced by more than 50% due to dam equipment testing from 1 – 4 January 2020, affecting river water levels in Thailand, Lao PDR and Cambodia.

MRC Secretariat, LMC Water Center ink first MOU for better upper-lower Mekong management

Data and information exchange, basin-wide monitoring, and joint assessment on Mekong water and related resources are among the main areas to benefit from a new partnership between the Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) and Lancang-Mekong Water Res

Cross-border water cooperation and joint environmental monitoring received German support

The German government today provided additional 2 million euro (approx. U$2.2 million) to the Mekong River Commission to increase cross-border water dialogue and cooperation and support efforts in monitoring transboundary environmental impacts from Mekong


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