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MRC boat on sunset   22 October 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

China to provide the Mekong River Commission with year-round water data

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 22 October 2020 — China has agreed to provide the Mekong River Commission (MRC) with year-round hydrological data, contributing to better river monitoring and flood and drought forecasting in the Mekong countries.
ISH06306 web banner   29 September 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

New guidelines for Mekong hydropower released to help optimise benefits, reduce risks

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 28 September 2020 – Hydropower developers, their consultants and relevant government agencies can now take stock of new technical guidelines to help optimse benefits and mitigate social and environmental impacts from hydropower projects throughout their lifecycle, says the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat. 
Germany supplies equipment for dam impacts monitoring v2   15 September 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Germany supplies scientific equipment to MRC to monitor dam impacts

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 15 September 2020 – The government of Germany today provided equipment for the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to monitor transboundary environmental impacts from two mainstream dams on the Lower Mekong River.
Cover v24   11 September 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC Secretariat, International Office for Water partner for better water and information management

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 10 September 2020 — Regional and national information management systems improvement, and exchanges of knowledge and staff are among the key areas to benefit from a new partnership between the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat and International Office for Water (OIEau). 
FB MRC cooperation for flood drought   31 August 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Facebook joins with Mekong River Commission to raise awareness about flood and drought in the Mekong

Vientiane, Lao PDR/Hanoi, Viet Nam, 31 August 2020 – Facebook and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat today launched a collaboration initiative to provide early flood alert and drought monitoring information to riparian communities and governments in the Lower Mekong region.
MRC 4Rivers Meeting Point Phnom Penh sm   25 August 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC Secretariat welcomes China’s pledge to share Mekong data but suggests harnessing existing platform

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 25 August 2020 – The Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) has welcomed a statement by Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, pledging to share year-round hydrological data with the Mekong countries. 
MRC Mekong countries urged to address low water flows sm   06 August 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Mekong countries urged to address low water flows: Mekong River Commission

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 7 August 2020 – The six Mekong countries are being urged to address regional low water flows as the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) endures record lows for the second consecutive year, according to a Mekong River Commission report. 
MRC Starting date for Sanakham dam picked cover   31 July 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Starting date for Sanakham dam picked, giving prior consultation more flexibility

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 31 July 2020 — A Joint Committee Working Group (JCWG) of the Mekong River Commission yesterday agreed on a starting date of a six-month prior consultation process for the Sanakham dam that Lao PDR had proposed to build on the Mekong mainstream. Picking July 30 as the kick-off date, the Group left the ending date open to create more flexibility in consulting stakeholders. 
Cover Laos urged to better assess impacts   01 July 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Laos urged to better assess impacts, provide effective mitigation measures, as Luang Prabang dam moves forwards

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 1 July 2020 – Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam requested Lao PDR to conduct rigorous transboundary impact assessments and enhance proposed measures to mitigate potential adverse impacts from the 1,460-megawatt Luang Prabang hydropower project, as the Mekong River Commission concluded a six-month prior consultation process for the project.
Cover sm v2   16 June 2020 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Flood and drought remain key challenges for the Mekong: Report

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 16 June 2020 – Extreme low flows and extensive flooding of different communities along the Mekong River in 2019 and an increasing number of droughts that have occurred in many parts of the region in recent years are among the signs that the Mekong region is facing increasing risk from extreme weather events and developments, says a new report by the Mekong River Commission (MRC).

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China to provide the Mekong River Commission with year-round water data

China has agreed to provide the Mekong River Commission (MRC) with year-round hydrological data, contributing to better river monitoring and flood and drought forecasting in the Mekong countries.

New guidelines for Mekong hydropower released to help optimise benefits, reduce risks

Hydropower developers, their consultants and relevant government agencies can now take stock of new technical guidelines to help optimse benefits and mitigate social and environmental impacts from hydropower projects throughout their lifecycle, says the M

Germany supplies scientific equipment to MRC to monitor dam impacts

The government of Germany today provided equipment for the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to monitor transboundary environmental impacts from two mainstream dams on the Lower Mekong River.

MRC Secretariat, International Office for Water partner for better water and information management

Regional and national information management systems improvement, and exchanges of knowledge and staff are among the key areas to benefit from a new partnership between the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat and International Office for Water (OIEa

Facebook joins with Mekong River Commission to raise awareness about flood and drought in the Mekong

Facebook and the MRC Secretariat today launched a collaboration initiative to provide early flood alert and drought monitoring.


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