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Cambodia Thailand to Finalize Lessons and Policy Papers for Better Lake Management   13 February 2018 , Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cambodia, Thailand to Finalize Lessons and Policy Papers for Better Lake Management

Siem Reap, Cambodia, 13 February 2018 – In an effort to help Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake and Thailand’s Songkhla Lake better manage their resources, a bilateral team from the two countries are finalizing two major reports documenting learning experiences and policy recommendations for addressing major threats facing both lakes.
Regional Stakeholder Forum on the Council Study and the Pak Beng HD Project   12 February 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Reporting Findings and Results from the Council Study to Member Countries

The Study on the Sustainable Development and Management of the Mekong River, including impacts by mainstream hydropower projects – known as the ‘Council Study’ was conducted by the Mekong River Commission (MRC) from 2012 to 2017. Following a number of technical consultations at the regional and national levels, as well as stakeholder feedback at open forums, the final report is being refined for publishing in mid-February 2018.
MRC CEO Pham Tuan Phan takes questions from participants of the business seminar edit3   12 February 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Knowledge and Development Experiences Exchanged with Korean Officials and Private Companies for Better Water Resources Management

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 12 February 2018 – Senior representatives from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) exchanged knowledge and experiences for better water resources management and explored further collaboration opportunities with Korean officials and private companies during a week-long visit to Korea’s Seoul and Daejeon.
Winning Photos Capture Amazing Diversity of the Mekong River   08 February 2018 , Office of the Secretariat in Vientiane

Photo Exhibition of the Mekong River Increases Awareness of Water Cooperation

The exhibition of winning images of the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) first photo contest, concluded on 31 January 2018, helped increase awareness of the Mekong’s water resources and the necessity for regional cooperation for better management of the river basin.
IMG 6659   02 February 2018 , Hanoi, Viet Nam

Core Mechanisms of Bilateral Water Cooperation Agreed for Sesan – Srepok and Mekong Delta

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 2 February 2018 – A bilateral provincial body, a technical expert group, and an emergency response planning team will form the core of bilateral cooperation mechanisms between Cambodia and Viet Nam along the border provinces, say representatives of both countries working on cross-border water management issues in the Mekong Delta and the Sesan – Srepok rivers basin.
Website of 3rd MRC Summit and Intl Conference MRC2   26 January 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Media Release: Mekong River Commission Launches Website for its 3rd Summit and International Conference, Calls for Contribution and Participation

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 26 January 2018 – The Mekong River Commission launched its official website for the 3rd Summit and International Conference today and called for contribution and participation to the events. The Summit, which will be held on 5 April 2018 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, brings together the Prime Ministers of the Member Countries — Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam — as well as high-level delegations from MRC Dialogue Partners, China and Myanmar, to address the prevailing challenges and optimizing opportunities facing the Mekong River and its people.
Cover   24 January 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Media Release: Guidelines for mitigating environmental impacts and managing risks from hydropower projects consulted with stakeholders

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 24 January 2018 – Forty-five representatives from the Mekong countries and hydropower developers and consultants met in Vientiane this week to discuss guidelines for mitigating environmental impacts and managing risks from hydropower projects in the lower Mekong basin (LMB).
media release Launches Two Joint Projects to Better Manage the Mekong Basin Resources and Address Flood and Drought Issues Cover   17 January 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Media Release: Mekong River Commission Launches Two Joint Projects to Better Manage the Mekong Basin Resources and Address Flood and Drought Issues

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 17 January 2018 – The Mekong River Commission launched two joint projects between Cambodia and Lao PDR, and Cambodia and Thailand to better manage the Mekong basin resources and address flood and drought issues, at a kick-off meeting held yesterday in Vientiane.
Water security and integrated river basin management 1   15 January 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission, Korea Development Institute Discuss Knowledge Sharing Programme

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 15 January 2018 – Water security and integrated river basin management, challenges and opportunities in hydropower development, and future direction of sustainable hydropower development in the Mekong basin are some of the main topics specialists from the Mekong River Commission and Korea Development Institute discussed last Friday at a regional working session held in Vientiane.
Mekong River Strengthens Research Collaboration   03 January 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Joint Visit to the Mekong River Strengthens Research Collaboration

On 13 and 14 December, representatives from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Member Countries, China, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), and the MRC Secretariat made a joint visit to the Mekong River. The visit, which focused on a stretch of the river that runs through Nakhon Phanom in Thailand, was organized as part of the Joint Research on Hydrological Impacts of the Lancang Hydropower Cascade on Downstream Extreme Events – a cooperative activity between the MRC and the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Mechanism.

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First Mekong flood reaches Thailand and Lao PDR before landing on Cambodia over the next few days

The Mekong River flood has now reached Thailand and Lao PDR, while over the next few days will land on Cambodia. Based on the Mekong River Commission’s flood forecasting, the water level at Thailand’s Khong Chiam reached its flood level yesterday when t

Mekong related regional cooperation frameworks recommend more joint efforts, coordination to boost effectiveness

The importance of synergizing programs of activities of various Mekong related regional frameworks and improved mechanisms for information sharing and collaboration in overcoming the challenges of becoming a more resilient and sustainable Mekong region w

Water flow from China’s Jinghong dam to decrease

The outflow of water from the Jinghong hydropower station in China’s Yunnan province will decrease by about 25-45 percent over five days, according to an official notification from China’s Ministry of Water Resources being copied to the Mekong River Commi

MRC and China renew pact on water data provision and other cooperation initiatives

The People’s Republic of China has agreed to continue sharing hydrological data with the Mekong River Commission, which will contribute to better river monitoring and flood forecasting in the Mekong countries.

Mekong water levels reach low record

The Mekong water levels during this early flood season from June to July are among the lowest on record, falling below their historical long-term minimum levels. But the situation is expected to get better at the end of July.


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