1995 Mekong Agreement And Procedural Rules
The brochure presents each set of procedures with an overview, a summary of the rules and a brief explanation of the application of these rules of cooperation in the field of water. Maps, visual graphics and photos accompany the text to understand the complex rules. “The brochure is the first of its kind to introduce, in plain language, the complex rules of procedure for intergovernmental cooperation in the water sector,” said Pham Tuan Phan, CEO of the RCN secretariat. “We hope this would help the public understand the cooperation of the Mekong countries on the basis of agreed procedures, in order to achieve a fairer and more sustainable development of the basin.” The rules of procedure, called RCMs, have been developed over the years by Member States to guide their cooperation. These include data exchange, information exchange and information sharing (PDIES) procedures that support data exchange between the four countries; Water consumption control procedures (PWUM) that require the development of a water consumption monitoring system in the Mekong water system; Notification, Consultation and Agreement (PNPCA) procedures that facilitate cooperation on water use in various water infrastructure developments; Current Flow Conservation Methods (PMFM) to monitor and maintain water flow from the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers; and water quality methods (PWQ) to ensure the quality of mekong water through a standardized monitoring system. Overall, these procedural rules provide a systematic and consistent instrument for the implementation of the agreement. The small brochure of 20 languages is the first public information document explaining the mekong River Commission`s complex procedural rules for cooperation in plain language. It introduces the 1995 Mekong Agreement, which created the MRC as a platform for water diplomacy and the knowledge centre for water resource management, and its five procedural rules for the implementation of the agreement, and explains how these procedural rules have supported regional cooperation and sustainable development of the lower Mekong Basin. Online publication to understand how the regional intergovernmental organization promotes water cooperation between RCN member countries on the basis of rules.
Check the spelling of the URL you want to access and re-test. We`re sorry, it seems you`ve tried to access a site that doesn`t exist. The brochure is now published on the MRC website. It is translated into four languages, printed and distributed to interested parties through member states and regional public events of the MRC. A new brochure entitled “An Introduction to MRC Procedural Rules for Mekong Water Cooperation” has been published online to understand how the regional intergovernmental organization promotes cooperation in the water sector between its member countries, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam.