Phnompenh Post

Enhancing regional water cooperation

Water management in the Mekong region is, in practice, dominated by energy objectives. In Cambodia, the priority is to substitute domestically produced hydropower for expensive diesel and electricity imports. In Laos, the priority is to generate revenue by drawing in foreign investment in dams and ...

PhnomPenh Post Reporters

Mining exploration set for region home to endangered river dolphins

Australian mining firm Medusa Mining has announced plans to begin exploration for gold, copper and oil in Kratie province’s Prek Kampi commune, about 35 kilometres west of a stretch of the Mekong River that is home to endangered river dolphins.Keep reading ...

Robin Spiess & Brendan O’Byrne

Photo contest celebrates the Mekong River as a shared resource

A selection of 30 winning photographs submitted to the Mekong River Commission as a part of their first photo contest are now online, depicting scenes from the mighty river and the communities that depend on it.The MRC is an international research body that periodically reports ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon

Brainstorming Organic Tourism

A campaign to promote so-called ‘Organic Tourism’ across Thailand and the Greater Mekong Subregion was under scrutiny at a recent workshop designed to brainstorm ideas.[]After taking root in Thailand, the campaign is slated for expansion across Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Guangxi and Yunnan provinces ...

Don Ross

Cambodia’s fisheries at risk due to hydropower development on Mekong, MRC warns

Hydropower development will likely deal a serious economic blow to Cambodia, with dire outlooks for its fisheries and rice outputs predicted even under best-case scenarios, according to key findings from the Mekong River Commission (MRC).Keep reading ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon

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