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Mekong River Commission to revise dam guidelines

Hydropower developers and representatives of the Mekong River Commission member countries met last week for the last time before finalising guidelines to mitigate the negative impacts of dam construction on the Mekong River, though conservationists expressed doubts about whether such guidelines would make a difference. Keep ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon

Mekong River Commission Launches Two Joint Projects to Better Manage the Mekong Basin Resources and Address Flood and Drought Issues

The Mekong River Commission launched two joint projects between Cambodia and Lao PDR, and Cambodia and Thailand to better manage the Mekong basin resources and address flood and drought issues, at a kick-off meeting held yesterday in Vientiane.Keep reading ...

Mekong River Commission

Mekong observation projects launched

The Mekong River Commission on January 17 launched two joint projects to better manage the Mekong basin resources and address flood and drought issues, especially monitoring the environmental impact of the controversial Don Sahong hydropower dam.Keep reading ...

Khuon Narim

Power stacked against Southeast Asia's poor as China dams Mekong

Cambodian fisherman Sles Hiet lives at the mercy of the Mekong: A massive river that feeds tens of millions but is under threat from the Chinese dams cementing Beijing’s physical – and diplomatic – control over its Southeast Asian neighbours.Keep reading ...

Channel News Asia Reporter

Climate change impacts worsen in Mekong Delta

The environment in Mekong Delta is severely being affected by hasher natural disasters, water pollution and natural resources depletion, said a scholar.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

China offers assurances on Mekong's use

China has pledged its cooperation on water-resource management and protection of the environment of the Mekong River, but is unlikely to become a full member of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), Chinese officials said.Keep reading ...

Supalak Ganjanakhundee

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

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

Mekong River Commission stations not operational

Less than half of the monitoring stations set up by the Mekong River Commission in Cambodia are operational due to a lack of financial commitment from the Cambodian government, officials said yesterday, jeopardising the collection of important environmental and hydrological data.Though the stations were set ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon and Rinith Taing

Annual Mekong River Commission Council meeting considered and approved countries financial contribution and a number of basin-wide strategies

Today, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council comprising water and environment ministers of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam gathered for its Twenty-Fourth Meeting in Pattaya, Thailand. The meeting was to review the MRC work in 2017 and make a decision on future direction ...

Mekong River Commission

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