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Mekong Flood Forecasting

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Chiang Saen station Luang Prabang station Chiang Khan station Vientian station Nongkhai station Paksan station Nakhon Phanom station Thakhek station Mukdahan station Savannakhet station Khong Chiam station Pakse station StungTreng station Kompong Cham station Kratie station Phnom Penh (Bassac) station Phnom Penh Port station Koh Khel (Bassac) station Neak Luong station Prek Kdam (Tonle Sap) station Tan Chau station Chau Doc station

The Mekong River Commission

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) was formed on 5 April 1995 by an agreement between the governments of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam. The four countries signed The Agreement on the Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin and agreed on joint management of their shared water resources and development of the economic potential of the river.

The MRC has been built on a foundation of nearly 50 years of knowledge and experience in the region starting from 1957 when it began life as the UN-founded Mekong Committee.

In 1996 China and Myanmar became Dialogue Partners of the MRC and the countries now work together within a cooperation framework.

The MRC is an international, country-driven river basin organisation that provides the institutional framework to promote regional cooperation in order to implement the 1995 Agreement. The MRC serves its member states by supporting decisions and promoting action on sustainable development and poverty alleviation as a contribution to the UN Millennium Development Goals.

The MRC supports the Mekong Programme, a Regional Cooperation Programme for the Sustainable Development of Water and Related Resources in the Mekong Basin owned by its member countries.

Strategic Goals 2011-2015

The MRC Goals for 2011-2015, formulated in alignment with the organisation’s two main focus areas for the period of this Strategic Plan, are:

  • Support for the implementation of the IWRM-based Basin Development Strategy to address the urgent needs and priorities for the integrated management of water and related resources of the Mekong River Basin towards 2030; and
  • Transition towards the implementation of the MRC core functions and increased Member Country contributions to the delivery of these tasks.

The Mekong River Commission Secretariat, which has two offices – one in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and the other in Vientiane, Lao PDR, which is the location of the Office of the Chief Executive Officer, provides technical and administrative services to the MRC Council and Joint Committee.


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Upcoming Events

1st Meeting of Climate Change Adaptation Demonstration Projects

MRC Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2011-2015 (approved by the Council)

Strategic Plan 2006-2010

IWRM-based Basin Development Strategy for the Lower Mekong Basin


MRC Communication Strategy and Disclosure Policy

Recent Reports and Publications

An assessment of environmental impacts of tourism in the Lower Mekong Basin

Annual Flood Report 2009

MRC Annual Report 2009

MRC 15 Years (book) of Cooperation for Sustainable Development 1995-2010

Preliminary Design Guidance for Pro-posed Mainstream Dams in the Lower Mekong Basin

Catch & Culture Newsletter.
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Mekong News.
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All MRC publications
MRC Agreements and Procedures

Recent Speeches

» Welcome Remarks
By H.E. Mr. Hoang Trung Hai
The 17th Meeting of the MRC Council, 26 January 2011
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

» Statement at the Signing of the Procedures for Water Quality
By H.E. Dr. Pham Khoi Nguyen
The 17th Meeting of the MRC Council, 26 January 2011
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

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» 3rd BDP Regional Stakeholder Forum, 29-30 July 2010

» SEA workshop, 19-20 May, Vientiane, Lao PDR

» Mekong Environment and Climate Symposium 2010, 26-27 April, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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