Vientiane, Lao PDR, 09 Sep 2019
Our latest issue highlights the MRC’s latest water quality monitoring for the Lower Mekong which shows a slight improvement in water quality. We also examine environmental change on the Mekong floodplain, fish diversity in a Lao tributary, recent MRC work modeling the impacts of climate change and a Japanese company’s development of appetite software for feeding farmed fish.
4 Water quality
Mekong and Bassac water quality still good with slight improvement in latest year
Low rainfall helps drive Mekong water levels down to record lows in July
12 Environment (1)
ASEAN leaders zero in on unsustainable single-use plastics
14 Environment (2)
Environmental change in the floodplain
Fish diversity in Nam Kading, a central Lao tributary of the Mekong
Endangered Irrawaddy dolphin dies in net in Mekong Delta in Viet Nam
26 Community fisheries
Freedom, fish and … income
28 Rice-field fisheries
Managing community fish refuges in Cambodia’s rice-field fisheries
30 Climate change
How will climate change affect Mekong Basin hydropower production?
32 Computerised aquaculture
Appetite software aims to optimise feeding operations on fish farms
A National park for source of three rivers takes shape in northwest China
36 Antimicrobial resistance
Report calls for urgent action to avert global crisis in antimicrobial resistance
38 Opinion (1)
How the Mekong River Commission benefits Lao PDR: a personal reflection
40 Opinion (2)
As aquaculture develops, can Cambodia diversify from farming to processing?
© Mekong River Commission 2019
Editor: Peter Starr
Designers: Chhut Chheana
The opinions and interpretation expressed within are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Mekong River Commission.