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 looked into a draft document on the situation of the Mekong River Basin, the main findings of which show that climate change has impacted the flow of the Mekong River, the average temperature on the entire basin has risen 1.4 degrees C over the past 50 yeears and the numbers of days with big and medium rains have decreased in countries in the region.

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