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MRC seeks joint efforts to tackle floods, drought

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) announced yesterday that flood and drought problems remain one of the key challenges for the Lower Mekong region, causing more damage and fatalities than any other natural disaster. The repercussions of floods alone account for $70 million annually. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50931880/mrc-seeks-joint-efforts-to-tackle-floods-drought/

Sustainable pathways needed for water-secure Asean region

The inaugural Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and Mekong River Commission (MRC) Water Security Dialogue held last week has tabled three thematic solutions related to policy, technology, and partnership that can help countries in the Mekong and broader Asean address existential water security challenges ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50922443/sustainable-pathways-needed-for-water-secure-asean-region/

Water security in the Mekong and ASEAN key to a safe and sustainable future

The inaugural ASEAN-MRC Water Security Dialogue held last week has tabled three thematic solutions related to policy, technology, and partnership that can help countries in the Mekong and broader ASEAN address existential water security challenges that confront the region. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50922336/water-security-in-the-mekong-and-asean-key-to-a-safe-and-sustainable-future/

Asean and MRC hold dialogue on water security

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) are holding their first ever Water Security Dialogue today to garner innovative solutions to address emerging challenges on water security across the region. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50918847/asean-and-mrc-hold-dialogue-on-water-security/

ASEAN and Mekong River Commission to hold water security dialogue

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) are set to hold a two-day water security dialogue from Today. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50918995/asean-and-mekong-river-commission-to-hold-water-security-dialogue/

MRC Secretariat CEO urges deeper engagement during Friends of the Mekong Ministerial meeting

The Friends of the Mekong should play a more critical role in realising the objectives of the Basin Development Strategy for the Mekong River Basin 2021-2030, a transformative blueprint for improving the state of the basin over the next decade, the Mekong River Commission (MRC)’s ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50914250/mrc-secretariat-ceo-urges-deeper-engagement-during-friends-of-the-mekong-ministerial-meeting/

Low water levels for Tonle Sap Lake hurt ecology and economy

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) said low dry season river flows has caused a decrease in water levels in the Tonle Sap Lake, and called on all Mekong countries to improve river management.   ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/low-water-levels-tonle-sap-lake-hurt-ecology-and-economy

MRC gets $13M for management of Mekong River

Australia, Germany, and Switzerland have pledged nearly $13 million in funding for the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to assist member countries including Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam with their responses to pressing challenges while safeguarding the ecological functioning of the Mekong River and improving people’s ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mrc-gets-13m-management-mekong-river

MRC unveils plans to balance Mekong basin development

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) unveiled a new 10-year Basin Development Strategy (BDS) and five-year Strategic Plan (SP) to balance basin development and management to enable Mekong member countries to address emerging challenges and improve the overall state of the basin. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mrc-unveils-plans-balance-mekong-basin-development

Japanese gov’t helps fund Mekong forecasting system

The Japanese government granted $2.9 million to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to help implement its strategic plan to promote responsible development in the region. ...

Syed Husain Haider
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50819129/japanese-govt-helps-fund-mekong-forecasting-system/

MRC raises alarm over declining river water levels

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) on Friday raised the alarm about declining river water levels causing a negative impact on river transport, fish migration, agriculture irrigation and river weed collection. ...

Rhea Mae Soco
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50813971/mrc-raises-alarm-over-declining-river-water-levels/

Water levels in Mekong hit worrisome new lows

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has expressed concern that water levels in the river have dropped significantly, changing the colour of the water in some areas, and warned that this situation could impact agricultural production and wildlife migration in Cambodia and the other countries in ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/water-levels-mekong-hit-worrisome-new-lows

MRC releases new guidelines for Mekong hydropower development

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) released new guidelines yesterday assessing the risks of hydropower development through an assessment of five major themes. ...

Dina Huon
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50767553/mrc-releases-new-guidelines-for-mekong-hydropower-development/

MRC calls for transparent hydrological data sharing

The Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) on Tuesday welcomed Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s pledge to share year-round hydrological data with Mekong countries. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mrc-calls-transparent-hydrological-data-sharing

Extreme drought intensifying in Northeast Cambodia while storms lash other areas

The extreme drought around the Sekong, Sesan and Srepok rivers in northeast Cambodia is forecast to intensify this week, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) says. In its latest forecast, the MRC Flood and Drought Management Centre in Phnom Penh said the extreme drought would expand ...

Sao Da/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50752366/extreme-drought-intensifying-in-northeast-cambodia-while-storms-lash-other-areas/

MRC sees ‘very critical situation’ in Tonle Sap as flow reversal still delayed

In a weekly situation report, the MRC said low inflows from the Mekong and low rainfall in the Tonle Sap’s upper-catchment areas had “resulted in a very critical situation” for the lake. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50751837/mrc-sees-very-critical-situation-in-tonle-sap-as-flow-reversal-still-delayed/

Mekong is at historical lows

The Mekong is once again at historical lows. The Mekong River Commission (MRC) gauge at Phnom Penh Port shows river level to be four metres below average for this time of year – and lower than last year’s record. ...

Mark Hughes
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50748811/mekong-is-at-historical-lows/

Cambodia and two other nations call on Laos to provide effective mitigation measures

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. ...

Heng Panha/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740454/cambodia-and-two-other-nations-call-on-laos-to-provide-effective-mitigation-measures/

Stakeholders visiting dam call Lao Hydro developer to share data

Cambodian, Thai and Vietnamese stakeholders have urged Xayaburi hydropower developer to share information on its hydropower plant in northern Laos, Mekong River Commission said. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50693643/stakeholders-visiting-dam-call-lao-hydro-developer-to-share-data

Mekong levels to drop as China conducts equipment tests

The Mekong River Commission on Tuesday reported dam equipment tests in China will affect water levels in Cambodia, Thailand and Laos in the middle of this month. In a press release obtained yesterday, the MRC said the tests are being conducted in China’s Jinghong hydropower station ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50675730/mekong-levels-to-drop-as-china-conducts-equipment-tests

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