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Hull researchers head to the Mekong to tackle plastic pollution

The Mekong River in Southeast Asia is one of the world’s great waterways, fertile and ecologically diverse with millions relying on it for their food, but it’s increasingly clogged with plastic pollution. To help address the mounting problem, a team of researchers from the University of ...

Thomas Barrett

The Fight with China Over the Mekong River Basin

Countries in the Mekong River Basin, notably those located in the lower part of the river – Asia’s seventh longest – are in need of a collective strategy to secure their future, given China’s control of the upstream part and ongoing changes in global geopolitics. ...

Satellite data reliable for rainfall monitoring in Mekong River Basin: research

Researchers have proven that satellite data can assist in monitoring rainfall in the Mekong River Basin, the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced Monday. The researchers evaluated the reliability of existing precipitation, or rainfall data, from both high-resolution satellite and reanalysis data, with a ground observations-based ...

Talking with the Chinese on the Brahmaputra

An Indian academic shares her experience of interacting with her Chinese peers on the transboundary Brahmaputra river, their mutual concerns, and learning to work together. []They also cited the case of the Mekong and mentioned the diverse interests of each country in the Mekong river basin. ...

Anamika Barua

China’s sway clear at Mekong summit

China’s ever increasing influence over the Mekong River Basin was apparent on the first day of a Mekong River Commission (MRC) summit on Monday, where cooperation between the MRC and the Chinese-backed Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) mechanism was floated. Keep reading ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon

Measures sought for sustainable development in Mekong River basin

Representatives from 17 cities and provinces of the Mekong Delta and Central Highlands gathered in Pleiku city, Gia Lai province, on March 14 to seek ways for sustainable development of the Mekong Basin. Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Germany supports resources management in Mekong River basin

The Government of Germany has supported the implementation of two joint projects between Cambodia and Laos and between Cambodia and Thailand, on natural resources management in the Mekong River Basin. According to the Mekong River Commission (MRC), the projects aim to better manage natural resources and ...

VNA Reporter

National Mekong Committee urged to promote role in regional growth

The Vietnam National Mekong Committee should promote its role in the growth of the Mekong Delta and Central Highlands regions, stated Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha, Chairman of the Committee at a meeting in An Giang on December 8.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

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