For the basin- wide assessment of climate change impacts on drought behavior, meteorological, hydrological and agricultural drought indices have been calculated for the LMB (Mekong Delta excluded) based on the modelling results of a spatially explicit hydrologic model (SWAT model) under different climate change and development scenarios. The drought indices for the baseline period 1985-2008 are compared to the projected drought indices under different scenarios to assess the impacts of climate change.
The assessment has been completed and the technical report has been drafted and shared with Member Countries during a regional consultation in March 2017. This draft is currently under revision and will be soon finalized and made available here
For the Mekong Delta another approach had to be followed and preliminary findings are currently being produced.