Surface water

Rivers and lakes

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 ...

Act Green for a Greener Mekong

The Mekong River is a source of water for millions, the world’s most productive freshwater fishery, and a lifeline shared by people of five nations. What better reasons to “Act Green for a Greener Mekong”? Now, our own green actions have a chance to be recognized and rewarded as ...

Mekong moments from above

Mekong Tourism launches an aerial video and photography campaign ‘Mekong From Above’ to boost travel awareness in the six-country region. Mekong From Above invites photo and video enthusiasts to present their best aerial shots that showcase the life and landscapes of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) ...

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 ...

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 ...

ADB Announces Winners of Instagram Photo Contest Celebrating 25 Years of GMS Program

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today announced the winners of its Instagram photo contest, which was held to showcase the development progress in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the GMS program. Anh Dũng Kiều from Viet Nam won the first ...

3rd Mekong River Commission (MRC) Summit

The third Mekong River Commission (MRC) Summit, which focuses on the theme ‘Enhancing Joint Efforts and Partnerships towards Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Mekong River Basin‘, will be hosted by the Kingdom of Cambodia and held on 5 April 2018 following a preparatory Ministerial ...

Mekong River Commission

MRC Launches Writing Competition for Mekong Citizens ahead of Summit – What Does the Mekong Mean to You?

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has launched a regional writing competition in which citizens and residents of all ages from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam can enter and stand a chance to win different prizes. Entitled “What Does the Mekong Mean to You?”, the ...

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

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