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Mekong Xayaburi edit   18 September 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Op-ed: MRC encourages all stakeholders to contribute to Pak Lay prior consultation process

On Thursday the Mekong River Commission will host its 5th Regional Stakeholder Forum to give all stakeholders the opportunity to discuss, provide, and exchange views on planned and proposed hydropower projects on the Mekong River mainstream, aiming to ensure the sustainable and equitable development of the basin, writes Pham Tuan Phan.
Canal98 Takeo   11 September 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Media advisory: Invitation to MRC regional stakeholder forum on Pak Lay’s prior consultation process and related work on hydropower

WHAT:
MRC Regional Stakeholder Forum on Pak Lay’s Prior Consultation Process and Related Work on Hydropower
WHEN:
20 – 21 September 2018
WHERE:
Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel, Donchan Road, Thatkao Village, Sisattanak District, Vientiane, Lao PDR
WHO:
High-level representatives from Lao PDR and MRC’s member countries, and representatives from development partners, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, local communities, academia, and the private sector including dam developers. About 150-200 people are expected.
DETAIL:
Sunset over the Mekong MRC edit   07 September 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong water levels to decrease slightly, with some stations in Laos and Thailand to remain on flood alert

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 7 September 2018 – The Mekong River’s water levels will slightly decrease during the period 7 – 12 September, with an average drop between 0.01 and 0.11 meters at some stations along the mainstream. More stations in Lao PDR and Thailand than in others will remain on flood alert.
Tonle River JEP0729   06 September 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong Flood Forecasting Webpage in Five Languages

The MRC cuts the last mile even shorter between its Mekong flood forecasting and the public. The full webpage with flood forecasting in the lower Mekong basin is now available in five languages of English, Lao, Khmer, Thai and Vietnamese. It provides flood information in 22 stations which are being monitored along mainstream of the Mekong river. The stations update daily hydrological information during the flood season including daily water level data and daily rainfall data.
MRC forty seventh meeting of the MRC joint committee 28 29 August 2018 A   29 August 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Implementation roadmap of six-month prior consultation process for Pak Lay project approved

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 29 August 2018 – The Mekong River Commission’s higher governance body today approved an overall implementation roadmap of a six-month prior consultation process for the proposed Pak Lay hydropower project during its two-day bi-annual meeting in Vientiane.
MRC frontpage   28 August 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission Cutting Short the Last Mile between its Mekong Flood Forecasting and Public

The page can be accessed directly at http://www.mrcmekong.org/mekong-flood-forecasting or through the frontpage of the MRC website at www.mrcmekong.org. By clicking to zoom symbol next to the text Mekong Flood Forecasting, audience can get the full screen of flood forecast situation on mainstream of the Mekong river, indicating clearly where the alarming and flood alerts are. The flood situation can be also viewed in a format of Mekong map at http://ffw.mrcmekong.org/index.php. The update is conducted daily and is recorded to the websites during 10.30am to 11am with a forecasting bulletin  released at 11am.
Mekong Pak Beng00014   28 August 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Stakeholders invited to voice concerns during MRC prior consultation process for Mekong hydropower development

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 28 August 2018 – The Mekong River Commission is organizing a regional stakeholder forum for the proposed Pak Lay hydropower project and key hydropower-related topics and calling for an open and inclusive participation from stakeholders from communities, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academia, and the private sector.
main Hidropower leflat poster 2   27 August 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission’s key strategic documents to back Laos in updating hydropower strategy and plan

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 27 August 2018 – The Mekong River Commission Secretariat has outlined several key strategic and technical documents to back Lao PDR in updating its hydropower strategy and plan.
2 Bounphet Phommachanh Jettana Viengsaly MRC L Res   21 August 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong water levels to increase slightly with some stations reaching their alarm levels

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 21 August 2018 – The Mekong River’s water levels will slightly increase during the period 20 – 25 August, with an average rise of 0.40 meters in some stations along the mainstream. Many of them will reach their alarm level, a situation when a flood level is forecast within the next three days.
Fish Trap Chong Feun00016   20 August 2018 , Hat Yai, Thailand

Tonle Sap and Songkhla Lakes Pledge Continued Friendship and Joint Learning for Post-Project

Hat Yai, Thailand, 17 August 2018 – Officials and community members of Thailand’s Songkhla Lake basin and Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake pledged today to continue their friendship and joint learning in the future even after their bilateral outreach project on lake resources management ends this year.

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