For Sustainable Development
The MRC is an intergovernmental organisation for regional dialogue and
cooperation in the Lower
Mekong River Basin, established in 1995 based on the Mekong Agreement between Cambodia, Lao PDR,
Thailand and Viet Nam. The organisation serves as a regional platform for water diplomacy and a
knowledge hub of water resources management for the sustainable development of the region.
The MRC supports a basin-wide planning process based on principles of
Integrated Water Resources
Management (IWRM). We provide a wide array of technical assistance, strategic
advice, and innovative knowledge and solutions to help the lower Mekong countries promote
fisheries’ sustainability, opportunities for agriculture, freedom of navigation, sustainable
hydropower, flood and drought management and preservation of important ecosystems.
Strategic Plan 2016-2020
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The MRC provides scientific analysis and advice for the lower Mekong
countries and various stakeholders and interested parties to sustainably
manage and develop the Mekong River Basin. Explore our data-rich research, analysis, toolkits,
guidelines and other resources on water resources management and development topics.