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MRC unveils monitoring station in Laos’ north near Myanmar

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) on March 31 unveiled the first water-level monitoring station near the top of the Lower Mekong River Basin, in Long district of Laos’ Luang Namtha province. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mrc-unveils-monitoring-station-laos-north-near-myanmar

Mekong under threat: MRC

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) called for urgent action to protect the river for the benefit of the millions of people throughout Southeast Asia who depend on it. The Mekong is severely impacted by water infrastructure projects and climate change, it said. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mekong-under-threat-mrc

MRC issues urgent call to tackle falling water level

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has called for its members to take urgent steps to protect Asia’s largest river, following a report that the water level is at its lowest. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501042594/mrc-issues-urgent-call-to-tackle-falling-water-level/

Mekong River data sharing key to impact measurement

Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology Lim Kean Hor has requested that Mekong River water data be shared to accurately measure the impact of the river’s flow on the social and economic wellbeing of the region. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mekong-river-data-sharing-key-impact-measurement

CSOs cheer coal, hydro ban

A group of 10 civil society organisations (CSOs) applauded Minister of Environment Say Samal’s affirmation of Cambodia’s commitment to refrain from developing any new coal-fired power plants and from building any new hydropower dams along the Mekong River. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/csos-cheer-coal-hydro-ban

MRC and LMC to study changing hydrology across Mekong Basin

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and Dialogue Partners China and Myanmar have approved a joint study of changing hydrological conditions across the Mekong River Basin. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50939340/mrc-and-lmc-to-study-changing-hydrology-across-mekong-basin/

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

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