Are the challenges we face in the Tonle Sap the same as those the US faces? How?
On their recent visit to the Tonle Sap, two members of the Mississippi River Commission jointly address these questions.
What are some of the key differences between the Xayaburi Dam in the Lower Mekong River Basin and those in the United States?

Colonel Geoff Van Epps, Commander of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Northwestern Division, and a Member of the Mississippi River Commission, on his visit to the Xayaburi Dam in northern Lao PDR, as part of Sister…
On 5 April 2021, the MRC launched the new Basin Development Strategy for the Mekong River Basin 2021–2030 and MRC Strategic Plan 2021–2025, which seek to enable Mekong countries to address emerging challenges and improve the overall state of the basin.
CEO Anoulak is now delivering the inaugural State of the Mekong Address (#SOMA) to our Mekong citizens. Please join him to hear the current condition of the Basin, the challenges and opportunities to work together for a responsible, prosperous and equitable Mekong River Basin.
We've been working with our Member Countries to install new hydrological stations and to maintain the existing ones along the mainstream and tributaries of the Lower Mekong River Basin in order to provide more accurate and faster flood and drought monitoring and forecasting.
We welcome your participation virtually through Facebook livestream in the 10th Regional Stakeholder Forum on Sanakham Hydropower Project. Raise your questions! Participate in the livestream!
Celebrate MRC25!

On occasion of the 25th Anniversary, CEO, Dr. An Pich Hatda share on achievements and challenges of the Mekong River Commission and what we can do to make our river to be managed in the most sustainable way.
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) is the only inter-governmental organisation that works directly with the governments of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam to jointly manage the shared water resources and the sustainable development of the Mekong River.
The Mekong River Commission developed a Joint Environmental Monitoring (JEM) Programme to monitor the effects and impacts on the environment of large infrastructure projects like hydropower dams on the Mekong River.
This introduction video provides some basic information about the Luang Prabang hydropower project to aid stakeholders’ understanding as its prior consultation moves forward. The project is proposed on the Mekong mainstream in the Houygno village of Luang Prabang province, about 25 km from Luang Prabang town or approximately 2,036 km from the Mekong Delta in Viet Nam.
The MRC’s Data and Information Services Portal or Data Portal, aggregates and visualises data collected by the MRC’s river basin water monitoring networks and other official data from the four MRC member countries – Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam – and its upstream dialogue partner, China.
The Mekong River is not only a valuable natural resource, it also has extensive natural navigation potential. Waterborne transport on the river has served as one of the main modes of transport between riparian communities since people first settled along its banks centuries ago. Yet the navigation potential of this huge river is under-utilised.
Cambodia and Viet Nam share the Sesan and Srepok rivers, which are major tributaries in the Lower Mekong River Basin. To better manage the shared resources in the Sesan-Srepok basins while minimising impacts of development, Cambodia and Viet Nam are strengthening cooperation and dialogue through a bilateral project.
Xe Champhone in the Xe Bang Hieng basin of Lao PDR and Nong Han wetland in Nam Kam basin of Thailand face similar challenges threatening their wetland resources. The project provides a platform for peer-to-peer learning between Lao PDR and Thailand on healthy preservation and development of wetland resources.
Unique features make the Tonle Sap Lake and Songkhla Lake great match to share their experiences to build healthy lakes in the face of common challenges. The communication outreach project provides an opportunity for Cambodia and Thailand to discuss and share good practice in managing their resources.