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Flood and drought remain key challenges for Mekong region: Report

Extreme low flows and extensive flooding of different communities along the Mekong River last year and an increasing number of droughts that have occurred in many parts of the region in recent years

Mekong River Commission: Water levels back to normal averages

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) said on April 30 that water levels along the vast majority of the lower Mekong basin have now returned to normal long-term averages but are still lower than those during the 2018 and 2019 dry season.

Severe droughts forecast in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam

The Lower Mekong countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam are likely to face severe droughts that hurt cultivation and agricultural production by January 2020.

Laos' hydropower plant is another source of concern for Vietnam

The Luang Prabang hydropower plant in. Laos must undergo a full assessment of the possible impact on the ecosystem before construction, experts say.

Opposition to Laos’ hydropower projects makes no difference: experts

Despite the opposition of the Mekong River Commission and its arm in Vietnam, Laos has built hydropower plants along the Mekong River, so experts at a conference in Tien Giang last week pondered whether it is necessary to raise their protests again.

Vietnam proposes transboundary water-resources management policy

VietNamNet Bridge - While cross-border management of water resources is a necessary long-term strategy, the question is how to do it, experts say. 

MRC to focus on cross-border co-operation

 The second summit of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) will be held in HCM City on April 5.