Water resources

Rivers and lakes

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-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

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 ...

Decade-long general planning scheme for Cuu Long river basin approved

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha has signed a decision to approve the general planning scheme of the Cuu Long (Mekong) river basin for the 2021-2030 period with a vision to 2050.The planning scheme aims to ensure water security in the river basin, and reserve, ...

ASEAN integrated river management project launched

A five-year regional project on Reducing Pollution and Preserving Environmental Flows in East Asian Seas Through the Implementation of Integrated River Basin Management (IRBM) was launched in Manila, the Philippines on February 16.Supported by Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), ...

Thuy Dung

Sustainable sand management helps reduce climate change impact on Mekong Delta

About 40% of the Mekong Delta will disappear by 2100 due to a lack of sediment, and overexploitation of sand is to blame.The alarming data was shared by experts from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Vietnam at a recent seminar titled “Sustainable sand management ...

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