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MRC Mekong countries urged to address low water flows sm   06 August 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong countries urged to address low water flows: Mekong River Commission

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 7 August 2020 – The six Mekong countries are being urged to address regional low water flows as the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) endures record lows for the second consecutive year, according to a Mekong River Commission report. 
MRC Starting date for Sanakham dam picked cover   31 July 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

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

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 31 July 2020 — 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 kick-off date, the Group left the ending date open to create more flexibility in consulting stakeholders. 
Cover Laos urged to better assess impacts   01 July 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

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

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 1 July 2020 – Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam requested Lao PDR to conduct rigorous transboundary impact assessments and enhance proposed measures to mitigate potential adverse impacts from the 1,460-megawatt Luang Prabang hydropower project, as the Mekong River Commission concluded a six-month prior consultation process for the project.
Cover sm v2   16 June 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Flood and drought remain key challenges for the Mekong: Report

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 16 June 2020 – 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 increasing risk from extreme weather events and developments, says a new report by the Mekong River Commission (MRC).
Cover MRC Mekong wide challenges near finishing line   12 June 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

New strategy to address Mekong wide challenges near finishing line

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 12 June 2020 – 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 Commission, according to a special meeting of the MRC. 
IMG 01   05 June 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

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

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 5 June 2020 – 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, according to a meeting of the Mekong River Commission. 
Overivew of the Mekong River in Luang Prabang area cover   11 May 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Laos to undertake prior consultation for Sanakham hydropower project

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 11 May 2020 — Lao PDR will undertake the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) prior consultation process for its Sanakham hydropower project, the sixth proposed project on the Mekong mainstream. The run-of-river dam will operate continuously year-round and produce 684 megawatts of electricity. 
DJI 0499   30 April 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong levels rise to normal, while more rainfall is in forecast

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 30 April 2020 – Water levels across the vast majority of lower Mekong basin have now returned to their normal long-term averages, says the Mekong River Commission (MRC). But they are still lower than those of the 2018 and 2019 dry seasons. 
37. VN TVT 2   21 April 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Greater transparency in data sharing and cooperation will improve management of the Mekong River, says MRC

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 21 April 2020 – Greater data sharing, transparency and cooperation between its Member Countries and Dialogue Partners will improve management of the Mekong River, the Mekong River Commission said today. 
001   09 April 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong River Commission launches interactive and easy-to-use Mekong data portal

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 9 April 2020 – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) today launched a revitalised online data service platform that assembles, analyses, and visualises data about the health and condition of the Mekong River. 

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Mekong countries urged to address low water flows: Mekong River Commission

The six Mekong countries are being urged to address regional low water flows as the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) endures record lows for the second consecutive year, according to a Mekong River Commission report.

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


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