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  Mekong River, Mekong Delta, Vietnam , Cambodia & Laos
Mekong River, Mekong Delta, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos
The Mekong is of immense significance as a natural boundary.
During the Vietnam War, the west bank of the Mekong provided bases for raids against the advance of the later triumphant communist armies in Laos.
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 Mekong River Commission Secretatriat
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 Mekong River Commission Secretariat, which is based in Vientiane, Lao PDR, provides technical and administrative services to the MRC Council and Joint Committee.
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  The Water Page - Mekong River
The Mekong River (known in Tibet as Dza-chu, China as Lancang Jiang and Thailand as Mae Nam Khong), is a major river in southeastern Asia.
It is the longest river in the region.
This natural mechanism provides a unique and important balance to the Mekong River down stream of the lake and ensures a flow of fresh water during the dry season into the Mekong delta in Vietnam which buffers the intrusion of salt water from the South China Sea into the rich agricultural lands of the delta.
www.africanwater.org /mekong_river.htm   (776 words)

 Mekong River
In its upper reaches the Mekong is one of the cluster of great streams rising in the plateau between the Salween and Yangtze rivers; the streambed has cut deeply into the rugged landscape through which it flows.
Along the lower section, formed by the river mouths and by the area to the southwest, sediment carried down from the upper river is in the process of being deposited, and the flooding is less extreme than in the upper sections of the delta.
The Mekong's flow comes chiefly from rainfall in its lower basin and is a function of the variation in seasonal rainfall caused by the monsoon winds.
www.tuvy.com /Countries/vietnamese/land/mekong_river.htm   (1950 words)

 Mekong Summary
With a 790,000-square-kilometer catchment area, the Mekong is reputedly the world's second richest in terms of biota, carrying 475 billion cubic meters of runoff and 250 million tons of sediment each year during the monsoon season from Yunnan Province to the Mekong Delta or Cuu Long (Nine Dragons).
The river's source, and therefore its exact length, is uncertain, due to the existence of several tributaries in an inaccessible environment.
The first European to encounter the Mekong was the Portuguese Antonio de Faria in 1540; a European map of 1563 depicts the river, although even by then little was known of the river upstream of the delta.
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 vietnam geopraphy: mekong river
The Mekong River, the ‘Mother of Waters’, is the heart and soul of mainland South-East Asia.
The Mekong River is also very rich in fish, the single most important source of animal protein in the diet of people living in the Lower Mekong Basin.
The Mekong Basin is entering uncharted territory, a phase of rapid development that may alter permanently the physical landscape, the integrity of its ecosystems and the quality of life of its people.
www.haivenu-vietnam.com /vietnam-geography-mekong-river.htm   (627 words)

 International Rivers Network: Mekong
The Mekong River is the heart and soul of mainland Southeast Asia.
The 12th longest river in the world, the Mekong runs 4,800 kilometers from its headwaters on the Tibetan Plateau through Yunnan Province of China, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam.
IRN’s briefing paper outlines threats arising from the Mekong Power Grid scheme, proposed by the ADB, that would facilitate the construction of numerous hydropower schemes in Laos, Burma, and China’s Yunnan province to feed the power-hungry cities of Thailand and Vietnam.
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 CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food: Mekong River Basin
The Mekong River Basin includes parts of China, Myanmar and Viet Nam, nearly one third of Thailand and most of Cambodia and Lao PDR.
The heavy reliance of the Mekong basin’s inhabitants on the river, especially for agriculture and fisheries, presents a number of complex, interrelated issues for transboundary governance and sustainable development.
The lead role of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), which represents four of the basin’s riparian countries, is facilitating this process.
www.waterandfood.org /index.php?id=63   (514 words)

 MRC, Mekong River Commission - MRC Programmes
Now is therefore an opportune time to review the status of the Mekong fisheries, their health and their place in the development of the natural resources of the lower Mekong basin.
The Mekong's fisheries are an integral and vital part of the socio-economic structure of the countries in the lower Mekong basin: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam.
The river's annual flow is regular and its waters are largely free from industrial and agricultural pollutants.
www.mrcmekong.org /programmes/fisheries/fish_ann03.htm   (1336 words)

 Conference, 'The Mekong River at Risk'
In response to the unprecedented challenges and threats posed by development to the Mekong River and Delta, the Vietnamese American Science and Technology Society (VAST) and the co-sponsors are convening the conference, The Mekong River at Risk: The impact of development on the river, her delta, and her people.
Today, the Mekong River, the Delta region, and all those residing in the Mekong Basin are threatened by the reckless development and misuse of this great river and her waters.
VAST and the Mekong River Conference co-sponsors cordially invite you to attend and participate in the discussion on how to develop the Mekong while protecting the environment and preserve the agricultural and ecological integrity of the Delta.
www.lib.washington.edu /SouthEastAsia/vsg/Conf_Past/mekong3.htm   (1099 words)

 Mekong River Lao PDR Wetlands | ARCBC   (Site not responding. Last check: )
21°34'N, 101°09'E to 13°51'N, 105°59'E; the Mekong River from the border with China and Burma in the extreme northwest of the country to the border with Kampuchea in the extreme south.
Excess flow in the Mekong would be stored to reduce natural flooding, generate energy and provide water, particularly during the dry season, for the development of irrigated agriculture on both banks of the river.
IUCN (in prep); Karpowicz (1985); McNeely (1975); Mekong Committee (1970, 1976, 1978, 1981, 1983 and 1984a); Pantulu (1975, 1986a and l986b); Sayer (1983a and 1983b).
www.arcbc.org.ph /wetlands/lao_PDR/lao_mekriv.htm   (2143 words)

 'Dams may give China control over Mekong'
There are deep concerns in these communities that the construction activities could damage the ecological system and hurt the livelihoods of millions of farmers and fishermen.
She told The Straits Times that the famous giant catfish which breeds near the Thai section of the river had become almost extinct due to possible disruption to the water level.
Residents in Chiang Rai, a northern Thai province, had reported a declining water level in the river ever since the Manwan Dam was built this year, she said.
mekongriver.org /chindams.htm   (449 words)

 Protected areas review > Regional > Second workshop   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Mekong River Commission is an organization whose charter is driven by a mandate for cooperation that hopes to ensure the sustainable development, utilization, management and conservation of natural assets of immense value the Mekong River Basin.
These are indeed the imperatives behind the mandate of the Mekong River Commission, which requires a strategic, long term and sustainable approach to development.
At more that 4,300 kilometers long, the Mekong River is one of the world's great rivers, it is the Southeast Asia's largest single natural resource, and it is a major supplier of food and water for millions.
www.mekong-protected-areas.org /mekong/ws2open.htm   (1092 words)

 Mekong River Cruise, Mekong River tour, Mekong cruise in vietnam and cambodia, tour Mekong Delta Vietnam, Mekong River ...
The Mekong River running through the Indo-China Peninsula is the representative mega-river in Southeast Asia.
The bio-diversity in the Mekong River basin is the second richest in the world following The Amazon.
A tapestry landscape at the end of the great Mekong river (which carries Himalayan snow across South East Asia to merge with the South China Sea on the south eastern shores of Vietnam).
www.lecochinchine.com /mekong/index.htm   (558 words)

 Mekong River Commission Reassessing Its Role
As Southeast Asia develops economically, the river is increasingly being harnessed for hydropower dams, farm irrigation and barge traffic.
The Mekong River Commission, which represents the governments of Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, is in charge of managing the river.
Much of the Mekong's water comes originally from smaller rivers in China, but a number of recent dam projects in China led to complaints of reduced flow in the downstream countries.
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 Hotels & Tours in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Yunnan - Mekong Region
Unique experiences - whether it's cruising down the Mekong, visiting mystical and awesome temples, trekking through the jungle or appreciating the serenity of a perfect pagoda.
The Mekong River forms a natural border with Thailand.
Laos’ population is six million and its average temperature is 29 degrees C. The best time to visit is between November and March, when temperatures drop significantly.
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