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The Mekong Basin is part of / comprises: · Asia & Pacific · Southeastern Asia ·
Countries sharing the Mekong Basin: · Cambodia · China · Laos · Myanmar · Thailand · Vietnam ·
Facts & Figures edit
Catchment AreaA 805,604 km3
Recipient
Neighbouring BasinsA Ca-Song Kai, Ma, Red-Song Hong, Saigon-Song Nha Be, Song Vam Co Dong, Salween
PopulationA 71
Population DensityA 71 /km2
DischargeA 480 km3/yr
Surface Area m3
Average Depth m
Water Volume m2
Water Stress 8600 m3/person/year
Average Precipitation mm/yr
Evaporation mm/yr
Runoff 165000 mm/yr
Land Use
Irrigated Area km2
Irrigable Area km2
No. of DamsA 27
Dam Density 0.5 dams/km2
Total Water Withdrawals km3
  For Agricultural Use
  For Domestic Use
  For Industrial Use
Renewable Water Available (m3/yr/pers)
References & Remarks
A Transboundary Freshwater Spatial Database, Oregon University

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Water Basin Profile: Physical and Hydrological Characteristics

The Mekong River is the twelfth longest river in the world and has a water basin with nearly 60 million inhabitants distributed over 800,000km2. It encompasses six countries, including Cambodia, China, Laos People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Water Basin Profile: Socio-Economic and Environmental Issues

Water Basin Profile: Transboundary Political and Institutional Setting

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) aims to protect the rich and diverse resources of the Mekong River Basin as a combined effort of Cambodia, Laos PDR, Thailand and Vietnam. The Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin Agreement, signed in 1995, provides the framework of the MRC and promotes basin-wide cooperation. The issue that is given the foremost importance in the 1995 agreement and its strategic plan is ensuring the sustainability of water resources and the environment while promoting overall basin development. Fisheries, agriculture and navigation are only some of the important issues that are also central to the agreement. The programmes established under the MRC strive for capacity enhancement and focus on the current and future needs of riparian countries and are meant to complement and support national and bilateral development initiatives. (More information can be found at http://www.mrcmekong.org)

Water Basin Profile: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities for the Future

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Projects and Case Studies

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  1. Water Conflict and Cooperation/Mekong River Basin ‎(21,082 views) . . Adriana.miljkovic
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  1. Water Conflict and Cooperation/Mekong River Basin ‎(21,082 views) . . Adriana.miljkovic
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5 most popular publications on Mekong
  1. Water Conflict and Cooperation/Mekong River Basin ‎(21,082 views) . . Adriana.miljkovic
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