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Extent of Flooding and Water Level Rise from Dam Break in Southern Laos   27 July 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Extent of Flooding and Water Level Rise from Dam Break in Southern Laos

Initial and preliminary analysis for the extent of the water level rise in Stung Treng due to the dam break shows about 20 cm compared to normal condition.
Mekong river   25 July 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Rapid increase in water levels caused by extremely high rainfall from tropical storm Son-Tinh

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 25 July 2018 – The Mekong River’s water levels have increased rapidly during the period of July 15 – 24, with a rise of over four meters in some stations along the mainstream. But they are not at the alarm level yet.
OnlineFlood Edit   25 July 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC monitors the flooding situation in Southern Laos closely

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 25 July 2018 – The Mekong River Commission is monitoring closely the situation unfolding since 24 July on the flooding in Attapeu Province in southern Lao PDR due to the incident with the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Hydropower Project.
Winners pose for photo with senior management members of MRCS   24 July 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC awards writing competition winners to celebrate Mekong’s shared value, promote inclusive planning and management

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 24 July 2018 – The Mekong River Commission today awarded winners of its writing competition to celebrate the shared value and resources of the Mekong River and raise awareness of the importance of coordinated planning and management of this river basin.  
Mekong river   24 July 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Rapid increase in water levels caused by extremely high rainfall from tropical storm Son-Tinh

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 24 July 2018 – The Mekong River’s water levels have increased rapidly during the period of July 15 – 24, with a rise of over three meters in some stations along the mainstream. But they are not at the alarm level yet.
MRC Student Open Day 40   23 July 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Student Open Day at the MRC

“I want to work for the MRC in future” expressed Moukda Sonepheth, a fourth-year student, Faculty of Social Sciences, National University of Laos (NUOL) after a visit to the MRC.
A farmer pulls water into his rice field in Cambodia   09 July 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Japan Re-affirms its Support for Mekong Irrigation Facilities Improvement

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 9 July 2018 – The government of Japan has re-affirmed its support to the Mekong River Commission in continuing activities under a project to improve irrigation facilities across the lower Mekong countries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam, MRC CEO Pham Tuan Phan said.
Winning images of MRC photo contest2   02 July 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Cambodia, Lao PDR to formalise a new bilateral cooperation framework on fisheries management

Pakse, Lao PDR, 29 June 2018 – In order to cement the four-year-long bilateral efforts to address cross-border fisheries issues along the Cambodia-Laos border, the two countries have agreed to formalise a bilateral fisheries management body that would oversee collaborative activities to curb illegal fishing practices and increase fish stock in the Mekong-Sekong basin.
JICA Sr Deputy Director General Morita Takahiro middle right delivers his remarks at the kick off meeting   22 June 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC, JICA Launch a Joint Study on Mekong Forest Conservation for Better Basin Management

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 22 June 2018 – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have launched a joint study on forest conservation and river basin management in the lower Mekong basin as part of their effort to better manage and conserve the environmental health of the basin.
Story on the XBH NK project closing 1   18 June 2018 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Lao-Thai wetland management project ends with new community-based management plans

Sakon Nakhon, Thailand, 11 June 2018 – Government officials and community representatives from Laos’ Xe Bang Hieng and Thailand’s Nam Kam river basins cerebrated today the conclusion of a five-year bilateral wetland management project, which has improved community-based management practices in targeted wetlands.

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Starting date for Sanakham dam picked, giving prior consultation more flexibility

A Joint Committee Working Group (JCWG) of the Mekong River Commission yesterday agreed on a starting date of a six-month prior consultation process for the Sanakham dam that Lao PDR had proposed to build on the Mekong mainstream. Picking July 30 as the ki

Laos urged to better assess impacts, provide effective mitigation measures, as Luang Prabang dam moves forwards

Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam requested Laos to conduct rigorous transboundary impact assessments and enhance proposed measures to mitigate potential adverse impacts

Flood and drought remain key challenges for the Mekong: Report

Extreme low flows and extensive flooding of different communities along the Mekong River in 2019 and an increasing number of droughts that have occurred in many parts of the region in recent years are among the signs that the Mekong region is facing incre

New strategy to address Mekong wide challenges near finishing line

A draft Mekong basin development strategy to respond to critical environmental and social pressures from ongoing and planned developments and climate change in the Mekong River Basin has now received a greenlight from a governance body of the Mekong River

Sanakham project prior consultation to start after Luang Prabang consultation ends in June

The scheduled conclusion of the prior consultation process of the 1,460-megawatt Luang Prabang hydropower project the Lao government has proposed to build on the Mekong mainstream in the northern province of Luang Prabang has now moved to 30 June 2020, ac


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