Climate, human activities identified as key causes of Mekong flow changes

The Mekong River has experienced increased dry season flow and reduced flood season flow under the impact of both climate change and water infrastructure development, a new study has found.The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and its upstream counterpart, the Lancang-Mekong Water Resources Cooperation Center (LMC ...

Minh Nga

Water quality degradation affects lower Mekong countries: forum

The 13th Mekong River Commission (MRC) Regional Stakeholder Forum (RSF), a platform for relevant parties to get updated on hydropower and other developments along the Mekong River — Southeast Asia’s largest river, was held in the Lao city of Luang Prabang on October 5. The participants ...

Mekong Delta focusing on water supply projects in salinity intrusion areas

The Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry has held a meeting in Bac Lieu Province to introduce clean water criteria in upgrading rural areas in the Mekong Delta.Statistics from the Irrigation Department (under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) reveal that in the Mekong Delta, ...

Tan Thai, Yen Nhi

Mekong-Lancang countries reach agreement on dam operation data sharing

Senior officials from the six Mekong countries have endorsed recommendations of the first phase of the Joint Study between the Mekong River Commission (MRC) and Mekong Lancang Cooperation (MLC) to pave the way for better information sharing about reservoir operations on the Mekong’s water flow ...

Channel launched to forecast flood and drought risks in Mekong

Mekong River Commission (MRC) has launched a channel on Mekong flood and drought forecast, aimed at improving public awareness and understanding of Mekong River conditions.The Mekong Flood and Drought Forecast Channel provides regular updates on current water levels, flows, and forecasted flood and drought risks ...

Minh Nga

Draft revised Law on Water Resources submitted to parliament

The draft revised Law on Water Resources was submitted to legislators at the ongoing fifth session of the 15th National Assembly on May 25 afternoon. According to Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Dang Quoc Khanh, the draft removes overlaps, clarifies responsibilities for managing water ...

Ca Mau's largest freshwater lake to provide clean water for 11,000 families

Construction of the Mekong Delta’s Ca Mau Province’s largest freshwater lake, which will provide clean water for over 11,000 families, is now 70% complete. The lake, spanning 102 ha and costing VND184 billion ($7.84 million), is capable of holding 3.85 million cubic meters of water, ...

An Minh

Mekong River basin faces great challenges: Vietnam PM

Lying in the lower reaches of the river, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is facing the consequences of reduced Mekong flows. The phenomenon of saline intrusion in the region also appeared 1-1.5 months earlier with a larger range and intensity than before.It is predicted that by 2040, ...

Hoai Thu

4th MRC International Conference of Stakeholders opens in Vientiane

The 4th Mekong River Commission (MRC) International Conference of Stakeholders was opened on April 2 in Vientiane, Laos with the theme ‘Innovation and Cooperation for a Water Secure and Sustainable Mekong’. During the two-day conference, representatives of the parties and regional and global experts will ...

Vietnamese students joint MRC river monitoring technology contest

Students from four Vietnamese universities are taking part in a Mekong River Commission (MRC) contest that seeks sustainable and advanced technologies for river monitoring. The competition, taking place in Vientiane on March 30 and 31, features 14 teams from 11 universities in MRC member states ...

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