21 April 2020
4 March 2020
River structures, such as dams and dikes, have been preventing fish from migrating upstream to their spawning and rearing grounds. For most of the year, fish have become scarce along the Pursat, forcing villagers to leave their homes in search of work. To address the problem, the Cambodian Government partnered with the U.S. Department of Interior (USDOI), the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to install a fish passage.
24 February 2020
Officials and experts from the lower Mekong countries kicked off the Mekong River Commission’s pilot program to monitor transboundary environmental impacts from the Xayaburi and Don Sahong dams to advise on measures to address any negative effects from the existing and future Mekong mainstream hydropower projects.
20 February 2020
13 February 2020
In a bid to reduce plastic waste and fight plastic pollution in the Mekong region, government officials and researchers from the four Mekong countries agreed to assess plastic waste leakage into the Mekong River system in order to inform the current state of plastic pollutants in the region and offer policy recommendations to address the challenges.
7 February 2020