Water resources

Surface water

2nd Regional Stakeholder Forum on the Council Study & Update of PDG and Sustainable Hydropower Development Strategy

The forum titled “The study on sustainable development and management of the Mekong river, including the impacts of mainstream hydropower projects and the update of preliminary design guidance, and sustainable hydropower development strategy in the lower Mekong basin” will beThe 2nd MRC regional stakeholder forum, ...

Mekong River Commission

Joint Statement between the United States of America and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

At the invitation of President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang, President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump paid a state visit to Hanoi, Vietnam, from November 11 to 12, 2017.[] 14. The leaders noted that, as a partner of ...

The White House

24th MRC Council and 22nd Development Partner Consultative Group meetings late November

The 24th MRC Council and 22nd Development Partner Consultative Group meetings will be held at Pattaya Resort in Chonburi Province of Thailand on November 28-30, 2017.The meeting will discuss a number of organizational matters including (i) cooperation between MRC and Dialogue Partners, Development Partners and ...

Mekong River Commission

Salween Stories: a space to share the stories of this unique river

There are many stories about the Salween River. Myths from long ago. The hopes and tragedies of the recent past. The present day stories of a diversity of local lives and cultures. Dreams for a better future – some shared and some dissimiliar.  “Salween Stories” ...

Salween River

MRC published three books on Mekong transboundary water management issues and overview brochures

Exploitative fishing practices, uncoordinated development of water infrastructure, and insufficient monitoring and sharing of hydro-data are among the major challenges facing Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam in managing their shared water resources across the Mekong borders, say new studies examining barriers to ensuring sustainable ...

Mekong River Commission

Official Prior Consultation for Pak Beng Hydropower Project Concludes: MRC

The Mekong River Committee (MRC) has concluded a session marking the formal completion of the prior consultation (PC) process for the proposed Pak Beng hydropower project in Laos, with the joint committee issuing a statement ‘the Government of Lao PDR to make all reasonable efforts to ...

MRC to hold 2nd Regional Stakeholder Forum on Pak Beng hydro development

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) will hold its second Regional Stakeholder Forum on the hydropower development at Pak Beng in northern Laos. The forum will be held on May 5, 2017 in Vientiane. The MRC has called for public comment on the consultation process for ...

An overview of large-scale investments in the Mekong Region

Focus on the Global South has released a new report on large scale investment in the Mekong region. Read their release below, and download the report here.Across the Mekong region, ‘development’ has become synonymous with rapid economic growth, to be achieved through predominantly large-scale, private investments. The ...

MRC announces Mekong Day event to celebrate signing of Mekong agreement

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the signing of the Mekong Agreement between Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam. It is a founding agreement on regional collaboration on water management that established the Mekong River Commission.The MRC will celebrate the Mekong Day tomorrow with ...

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