Electricity production

Hydropower dams

From Crisis to Opportunity: Covid-19 & the Future of our Rivers
From Crisis to Opportunity: Covid-19 & the Future of our Rivers

In response to current challenges facing rivers and our partners working in river dependent communities, International Rivers is organizing a webinar to stay connected and engaged. We invite you to join us to hear voices from representatives working on the ground, words of inspiration, and ...

Hydropower dams of the Mekong River basin: A review of their hydrological impacts

Hydropower production is altering the Mekong River basin’s riverine ecosystems, which contain the world’s largest inland fishery and provide food security and livelihoods to millions of people. This paper aims to synthesize and critically review existing knowledge regarding observed and projected hydrological alterations caused by hydropower dams on both ...

Dams, disaster and ecological justice: Hydropower legacies in the Mekong

“Dams, disaster and ecological justice: Hydropower legacies in the Mekong” panel discussion and forum will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 18 October 2018.  The event aims to explore the roles of regional decision-makers, alongside development partners, financiers and investors, in relation to current policies as ...

MRC Regional Stakeholder Forum #5

The rapid development in the Mekong River region has placed a strong pressure on the Mekong Basin’s water and related resources. In line with the 1995 Mekong Agreement, the Member Countries (MCs) have come together to work for sustainable development of the Mekong River Basin and its resources in ...

Save the Mekong Statement on the Collapse of the Xe Pian - Xe Nam Noy Hydropower Project

Save the Mekong, a coalition of non-government organizations, community-based groups and concerned citizens within the Mekong region, wish to express our shock and concern at the recent collapse of the Xe Pian – Xe Nam Noy hydropower project in Laos, and our deep condolences to ...

Mekong River Commission: Draft (P)DG2018 available for comment

In an effort by the MRCS CEO to ensure meaningful broader stakeholder engagement in the review and updating process of the Preliminary Design Guidance for Proposed Mainstream Dams in the Lower Mekong Basin (PDG2009), the third draft (P)DG2018 is now available for comment during 27 ...

Cumulative Impact Assessment on Lower Mekong Regional Water and Energy Infrastructure Development and Planning

The Lower Mekong Initiative – Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership, funded by the United States Department of State, and implemented by Pact, together with Mae Fah Luang University and partners will conduct a multi-disciplinary expert course: “Cumulative Impact Assessment on Lower Mekong Regional Water and Energy Infrastructure Development ...

Myanmar hydropower developers' working group business meeting

Date: June 8, 2018Venue: Vientiane, Lao PDR Myanmar’s Hydropower Developers’ Working Group (HDWG) will hold a business meeting to discuss updates from sub-committees working on issues related to Concession Agreements and Power Purchase Agreements, procurement and environmental and social issues. Members will also hear from a representative from ...

Statement by the Thai Mekong People’s Network in Eight Provinces from the 1st Dialogue with Datang (Lao) Pak Beng Hydropower Co. Ltd. on 17 January 2018, Chiang Khong, Thailand

We, Thai Mekong People’s Network from Eight Provinces, declare our position from the Dialogue with Datang (Lao) Pak Beng Hydropower Co. Ltd. We demand an integrated assessment of the Mekong dam cascade, including Xayaburi, Sanakham, Pak Beng and Don Sahong Dams. We support a Dialogue ...

The Mekong Butterfly

Consultation with Developers on Review and Update of the Design Guidance for Proposed Mainstream (and Tributary)

MRCS is arranging a Consultation with Developers on Review and Update of the Design Guidance for Proposed Mainstream (and Tributary) on January 25, 2018 at the Office of the Mekong River Commission Secretariat in Vientiane, Lao PDR.For more details, please visit here ...

Mekong River Commission

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