Mekong River Commission Declares New Commitment To Flood, Drought Management

27 Apr 2019 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) this week announced new measures to address regional flood and drought conditions and set new internal operation and control policies.Of significance is the integration of drought monitoring and management into the current flood forecasting framework, a move that is reflected in the center’s new name: Regional Flood and Drought Management Center (RFDMC). The new group, located in Phnom Penh, will provide more reliable and accurate drought and flood forecasting, enabling affected communities to adapt more readily to rapid fluctuations and extreme events.Commission Chairperson Dr Le Duc Trung commented : “The changing context of the basin and its vulnerability to more extreme weather events due to climate change means we need to be more agile and responsive...

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