Increased data sharing crucial to Mekong River management: Study

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) released a study on October 9, highlighting the need for China and Southeast Asian nations to share data on storage levels and hydropower operations as water levels in the river at historic lows due to climate change and human activities.

The Joint Study on the Changing Pattern of Hydrological Conditions of the Lancang-Mekong River Basin and Adaptation Strategies, is conducted by the MRC in collaboration with the Lancang-Mekong Water Resources Cooperation Centre (LMC Water Centre). Data showed that there are currently 13 hydropower dams built on the mainstream of the Mekong River.

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