Mekong riparian nations plan measures against changing water flows

Six riparian countries are expected to identify adaptation measures relating to the Mekong River’s flow regime by the end of 2022, according to the Mekong River Commission (MRC).

Anoulak Kittikhoun, the new MRC Secretariat Chief Executive Officer (CEO), told VnExpress International in Hanoi last week that the commission has begun a joint study with China and Myanmar that will examine the changing hydrological conditions found in the entire Mekong River basin.

The MRC targets building a core river monitoring network, creating longer term forecasts of droughts and floods, from one to three months, Kittikhoun said.

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Viet Anh