Water resources

Rivers and lakes

Level of Mekong, tributaries forecast to rise in coming weeks

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The level of the Mekong River – the longest river in Southeast Asia – will increase gradually in the coming weeks after falling to a record rainy-season low that is affecting farmers and businesses.The Meteorology and Hydrology Department issued the forecast ...

Times Reporters

Mekong falls to critically low level

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) – The Mekong, one of the largest rivers in South East Asia, is experiencing a historically low level, and Vientiane residents whose livelihoods depend on the river are struggling to sustain their businesses.Mr Xaysana Bounyalath, who has been fishing in the river ...

Times Reporters

Mekong River drops to lowest level in a century around Thai, Lao, Myanmar border

Water levels in the Mekong River are now at the lowest point in a century as of July 19, lower than a record set in April 1973.South East Asia’s Stimson Centre claims that, based on recent satellite images, the drastic lowering of the water level ...

The Thaiger

Mekong Water Level at Record Low amid Deficient Rainfall

The Mekong River, which flows through Laos, is experiencing a record low water level amid deficient rainfall.In Vientiane, the water level of the Mekong is 0.7 meters, or 5.54 meters below its long-term average water level measured over 57 years (1961-2018). It is about 1.36 ...

The Laotian Times

Mekong water levels reach low record

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 18 July 2019 – The Mekong water levels during this early flood season from June to July are among the lowest on record, falling below their historical long-term minimum levels. But the situation is expected to get better at the end of ...

Sopheak Meas

KOICA, Laos assess master plan for management of Nam Ngum River Basin

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Ministry of Energy and Mines met yesterday to discuss the final report of a project to write a master plan for Integrated Water Resource Management in the Nam Ngum River Basin. The project is funded by grant aid of ...

Times Reporters

Store water for household use, local residents advised

Vientiane residents are being advised to store sufficient water for household use as the capital’s water treatment plants struggle to process the increasingly turbid water sourced from the swollen Mekong River.More ...

Times Reporters

FAO is working for climate change adaptation in wetland areas of Lao PDR

FAO is working for Climate Adaptation in Wetland Areas of Lao PDR.  Lao PDR is intimately associated with one of the world’s major wetlands with the Mekong River system. The Mekong basin covers 88% of the country. More ...

Devdiscourse editor

MRC, JICA Launch Study On Mekong Forest Conservation For Better Basin Management

(KPL) The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have launched a joint study on forest conservation and river basin management in the lower Mekong basin as part of their effort to better manage and conserve the environmental health of the basin.More ...


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