Council Study Team Site

Proposed Council Study Implementation Schedule (Presented during the 22nd MRC Council Meeting, 13 January 2016)

Council study phases

 

Alternative Schedule for Consideration (Presented to 4th RTWG Meeting, 10 March 2015 and JC Preparatory Meeting, 5 May 2015)


 

Overall Schedule (updated 10-Feb-15)

 

List of Key Events (updated 1 March 2016)

DateVenueEventNote
14 November 2014 OSV, Vientiane, Lao PDR 3rd RTWG Meeting Topics: Team work plans and approach
12-13 November 2014 OSV, Vientiane, Lao PDR Startup Workshop Start of the CS Implementation Phase
3-4 February 2015 Hanoi, Viet Nam TACT Meeting, Hanoi Viet Nam Discuss CS Modeling Approach
18-28 March 2015 Delta and Tonle Sap Field Visits/Assessments Biological Resources Expert Team
10 March 2015 OSV, Vientiane, Lao PDR 4th RTWG Meeting
21 April 2015 OSP, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Small Technical Work Group Meeting, OSP Topics: Baseline hydrologic period and detailed modeling approach
5 May 2015 Siem Reap, Cambodia 41s JC Preparatory Meeting Council Study Progress Report  Presentation
13 May 2015 OSV, Vientiane, Lao PDR Internal Kickoff Meeting:  Formulation of Development Scenarios Topic:  Cumulative Development Scenarios and Thematic Sub-scenarios:  Work Plan, Context, Guidance, Approach
22 – 26 June 2015 OSP, Phnom Penh, Cambodia IKMP – BioRA Coordination/Working Sessions (at OSP) Topic: Discuss modeling output required for the development of response curves
24 June 2015 OSV, Vientiane, Lao PDR Informal Development Partner Meeting Council Study Progress Report Presentation
29 June – 3 July 2015 OSP, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Knowledge Capture Workshops – Vegetation and Geomorphology (at OSP) Initial development of response curves for geomorphology and vegetation disciplines by national and international discipline specialists
3 – 13 July 2015 OSV, Vientiane, Lao PDR BioRA Knowledge Capture Workshop (KCW) Technical Work Sessions Replaced the Field Visit Part 2
14 July 2015 Bangkok, Thailand 11th TACT Meeting

First Day Topics – Council Study Modeling Approach and Baseline Selection

13-14 August 2015  Siem Reap, Cambodia 5th RTWG Meeting

Topics:  Implementation Schedule Extension and Progress Updates:

  - Baseline Modeling
  - Biological Assessment
  - Formulation of Development Scenarios
  - Socio-Economic Assessment
  - Climate Change

20 August 2015 Hanoi, Viet Nam WUP-FIN Technical Meeting Modeling Team and Participants from Cambodia, Thailand, Viet Nam (Meeting with Lao PDR on another date)
25 August 2015 OSV, Vientiane, Lao PDR 42nd JC Preparatory Meeting, OSV Council Study Progress Report  Presentation
14-26 September 2015 OSV, Vientiane, Lao PDR Work Planning Workshop – Socio Economic Assessment Topics:  Develop detailed work plan, framework and methodology for CS socio-economic assessment work
17-24 September 2015 OSP, Phnom Penh, Cambodia BioRA KCW/Technical Work Sessions BioRA Team National and International Specialists, MRCS Technical Staff (EP and FP), and NMCs
21-25 September 2015 OSP, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Hydropower Thematic Team Coordination Meetings International Consultants (CS and ISH 0306) and Modeling Team
24 September 2015 OSV, Vientiane, Lao PDR WUP-FIN Meeting Modeling Team and Lao PDR
24 September 2015 OSV, Vientiane, Lao PDR Socio-Economic/Macroeconomic Assessment Workshop – Scoping and Methodology Socio-Economic/Macroeconomic Assessment Team International/National Consultants, Programmes, and MCs
6 October 2015 OSV, Vientiane, Lao PDR Regional Technical Meeting of the Domestic and Industrial Water Use Team for Formulation of Development Scenarios Domestic and Industrial Water Use Team and MCs
26-27 October 2015 Bangkok, Thailand Irrigation/Land Use Change National Consultation – Thailand Irrigation/Land Use Change Thematic Teams National Consultants and MCs
21-23 October 2015 Phnom Penh, Cambodia Mekong Forum on Water, Food, and Energy, Phnom Penh Council Study Presentation within Overall MRC Presentation
26-27 November 2015 Thalat, Lao PDR Irrigation/Land Use Change National Consultation – Laos Irrigation/Land Use Change Thematic Teams National Consultants and MCs
6-7 November 2015 Siem Reap, Cambodia Irrigation/Land Use Change National Consultation – Cambodia Irrigation/Land Use Change Thematic Teams National Consultants and MCs
12-13 November 2015 Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam Irrigation/Land Use Change National Consultation – Viet Nam Irrigation/Land Use Change Thematic Teams National Consultants and MCs
4 November 2015 Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam Flood Protection Regional Meeting on Development Scenarios Flood Thematic Team
12 November 2015 OSV, Vientiane, Lao PDR Regional Technical Meeting on Reference Scenario and Reference Period 2 Participants from each MC and Modeling Team
27 November 2015 Sihanoukville, Cambodia National Consultation of Cambodia on BioRA Results  -
17-18 December 2015 Phnom Penh, Cambodia 6th RTWG Meeting Topic:  Presentation and approval of Development Scenarios
15-19 February 2016  OSP, Phnom Penh, Cambodia BioRA Technical Workshop Dissemination of Interim Reports/Results, Testing of BioRA DSS, and Hands-on Experience

 

Technical Document Deliverables and Selected Council Study Presentations

DocumentDate
Literature Review Summary Report 31 March 214
Inception Report 27 October 2014
Presentation during the 4th Regional Forum on the Basin Development Strategy 20-22 November 2014
Comparison of Environmental Flow Assessment Tools November 2014
Comparing the Current DRIFT Version for the Council Study from the IBFM Predictive Tool (Early Version of DRIFT)  January 2015
Presentation during the 21st Meeting of the MRC Council 14-16 January 2015
BioRA Progress Report 1:  Focus Area and Indicator Selection (Revised) April 2015
BioRA Progress Report 1: Focus Area and Indicator Selection (Revised) – MS Word File April 2015
Modeling Framework for the Council Study 13 May 2015
BioRA Progress Report 2:  DRIFT DSS Set-up  August 2015
BioRA Progress Report 2: DRIFT DSS Set-up – MS Word File August 2015
Reference Period and Reference Scenario 12 November 2015

Council Study Interim Reports (December 2015)

ISIS Baseline Model for Mekong River in Upper Kratie
Improvements of the ISIS LMB Baseline Scenario Model
SWAT Model for Sediment and Nutrient Simulation in the Mekong River Basin
The Sediment and Nutrient Data Available and Analysis for the DSF model Simulation in the Lower Mekong Basin
eWater Source Model (Baseline 2007): Application in the Upper Mekong River Basin

  • Bioresource Assessment Interim Report (Three Volumes)

Volume 1: Specialists’ Report
Volume 2: Guide to Viewing and Updating the BioRA DSS
Volume 3: Preliminary Calibration Report

December 2015
Draft Implementation Plan for Phase 2 February 2016

 

Council Study Progress Update Presentations During Council and JC Meetings

DocumentDate
Council Study Progress Presentation

21st MRC Council Meeting
15 January 2015
Hanoi, Viet Nam

Council Study Progress Presentation

41st MRC JC Meeting
5 May 2015
Siem Reap,  Cambodia

Council Study Progress Presentation

42nd MRC JC Meeting
9 September 2015
Vientiane, Lao PDR

Council Study Progress Presentation

22nd MRC Council Meeting
13 January 2016
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Council Study Progress Presentation

43rd MRC JC Meeting
15 March 2016
Can Tho, Viet Nam

 

 

2nd RTWG Meeting, 11-12 September 2014, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

DocumentDate
Draft Agenda 2nd RTWG meeting.pdf 11-12 September 2014
DRAFT Meeting Notes of the 2nd RTWG Meeting 11-12 September 2014
List of participants 2nd RTWG.pdf 11-12 September 2014

 

Start-up Workshop/3rd RTWG Meeting, 12-14, October 2014, Vientiane, Laos

DocumentDate
Draft Final Agenda Startup Meeting November 12-14 2014.pdf 12-14 November 2014
Briefing Notes Package - Council Study Startup Workshop and 3rd RTWG Meeting - v2 clean.pdf 12-14 November 2014
3rdRTWG Meeting Notes-15-12-2014rev.pdf 14 November 2014
Comparison of Environmental Flow Assessment Tools Including DRIFT.pdf November 2014
18 - Day 1 Recap 12-14 November 2014
19 - Day 2 Recap 12-14 November 2014
RTWG010 - Recap 12-14 November 2014

 

4th RTWG Meeting, 10 March 2015, Vientiane, Laos

DocumentDate
Draft 4th RTWG Meeting Notes 7 April 2014
Draft Agenda 10 March 2014
Briefing Notes Package  3 March 2015
Briefing Notes Package Attachment 1 – Concept Note: Formulation and Assessment of Development Scenarios 3 March 2015
Briefing Notes Package Attachment 2 – TACT- Approved Modeling Approach for the Council Study 3 March 2015
Briefing Notes Package Attachment 3 – eWater 3 March 2015
Powerpoint Presentations
Agenda - Revised 10 March 2015
Overall Progress 10 March 2015
Scoping of the formulation and assessment of development scenarios 10 March 2015
Progress of Modelling Team Support to the Council Study 10 March 2015
Biological Resources Assessment - Overview & Progress 10 March 2015
Economic and social assessments 10 March 2015
Climate Change Scenarios for the Council Study 10 March 2015
Review of Comments   from 3rd RTWG Meeting 10 March 2015
Challenges and Next Steps 10 March 2015
List of Participants 10 March 2015
Draft Final Meeting Notes 15 May 2015

 

Biological Resources Assessment (BioRa) Preparatory Pre-and Post-Field Visit Meetings, 19-28 March 2015

DocumentDate
Preparation Meeting and Field Trip Itinerary 19-28 March 2015 Overall schedule 19-28 March 2015
Agenda-BioRA preparation meeting in OSV 19-20 March 2014

Presentations in OSV
19-20 March 2014
Aquatic Invertebrates and Mekong River Flows
Birds and Mammals
Fish and Fisheries
Focus area selection - Mekong Mainstem
Frog and reptile considerations for BioRA
Kratie to Phnom Penh
MRC Council Study: Overview of the BioRA
Sediments, Geomorphology, Water qaulity
Selection of main driver indicators for the Delta and TLS
The Council Study: Sustainable Management and Development of the Mekong River Including Impacts of Mainstream Hydropower Projects
Agenda-BioRA preparation meeting in Siem Reap, Cambodia 27-28 March 2015

Presentations in Siem Reap
27-28 March 2015
Baseline status and Trends
DRIFT Next Steps
Field trip wrap-up and way forward
Focus area selection - Mekong Mainstem
Indicators and links
The role and significance of the flood pulse in the functioning and management of the Tonle Sap ecosystem, Cambodia
List of participants 24-28 March 2015
BioRA Progress Report 1 April 2015
Appendix D: Field Trip Part 1: Specialist’s Field Notes April 2015

 

BioRA Technical Working Sessions/Knowledge Capture Workshops, 4 – 11 July, OSV

DocumentDate
Draft Agenda 4 July 2015
BIoRA National Counterparts Catch-Up Session 5 July 2015
BioRA Introduction 6 July 2015
Geomorphology Background and Progress 6 July 2015
Geomorphology Status and Trends 6 July 2015
Vegetation Background and Progress 6 July 2015
Vegetation Status and Trends 6 July 2015
Fish Background, Progress, and Status and Trends 6 July 2015
Invertebrates Background, Progress, and Status and Trends 6 July 2015
Herptiles Background and Progress 6 July 2015
Herptiles Status and Trends 6 July 2015
Birds and Mammals Background and Progress 11 July 2015
Birds and Mammals Status and Trends 6 July 2015
Next Steps 6 July 2015

 

Small Technical Workgroup Meeting, 21 April 2015, OSP, Phnom Penh

DocumentDate
Draft Agenda 21 April 2015
List of Participants (MRCS) 21 April 2015
List of Participants (NMCs) 21 April 2015
Technical Note – Hydrological Baseline 24 March 2015
Working Paper – Baseline Selection for the Council Study Modelling Support 14 April 2015
Modelling Framework for the Council Study 13 April 2015

 

Internal Kickoff Meeting on Formulation of Development Scenarios, 13 May 2015, OSV, Vientiane, Lao PDR

DocumentDate
Draft Agenda 13 May 2015
List of Participants (MRCS) 13 May 2015
Reference Document: Simulated Hydrological Changes of Basin-Wide Development Scenarios December 2009
Reference Document: Scoping and Planning of the Assessment of Basin-Wide Development Scenarios 23 March 2009
Presentation: Context and Overall Guidance 13 May 2015
Presentation: BDP2 Experience in Formulating Development Scenarios 13 May 2015

Discussion Material: Development Scenarios and Thematic Sub-scenarios 13 May 2015
Presentation: Design of the Development Scenarios for the Thematic Area Navigation 13 May 2015
Presentation:  Land Use Change Scenarios 13 May 2015
Draft Meeting Notes 13 May 2015
Draft Schedule Formulation of Development Scenarios 13 May 2015


BioRA DSS (DRIFT) Installation Files (Updated 29 January 2016)

FileDateNote
Readme Version and Installation 24 April 2015 Briefly explains how to install DRIFT or update previously installed versions of DRIFT
DRIFT 24 April 2015 Zipped file which should be unzipped into C:\DRIFT\Bin folder to update previously installed DRIFT
Drift2_v2.38t6 24 April 2015 Zipped file used for new installation
Drift2_v2.54 28 Julyl 2015 Latest version:  Zipped file used to update installation
DRIFT Update Instruction 28 July 2015 Latest version:  Briefly explains how to install DRIFT or update previously installed versions of DRIFT
Drift_v2.69 2 November 2015 Latest version: Zipped file used to update installation
Drift_v2.72 30 November 2015 Latest software version: Zipped file. Unzip into /Bin folder
BioRA DSS Package (zip file) 29 January 2016 Latest software version v2.74m, BioRA DSS Master Database, and BioRA Notes for Operating DRIFT
Follow the link for the latest DRIFT update https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ir56l5ni5z8mxtl/AABlaonRJ3fMPOkCS1Ke4-mya?dl=0

 

5th RTWG Meeting, 13-14 August 2015, Siem Reap, Cambodia

DocumentDate
Draft Agenda 27 July 2015
Briefing Notes Package 28 July 2015
Briefing Notes Package Attachment 1 -
Modelling Framework for the Council Study, 13 May 2015
28 July 2015
Briefing Notes Package Attachment 2 -
Draft Working Paper: Baseline Selection for the Council Study Modelling Support, 14 April 2015
28 July 2015
Briefing Notes Package Attachment -
Working Paper Supplement: Baseline Selection for the Council Study Modelling Support – Further Information on 2000 and 2007 Flows, 19 June 2015
28 July 2015
Briefing Notes Package Attachment -
Appendix D: Field Trip Part 1: Specialist’s Field Notes
28 July 2015
Briefing Notes Package Attachment -
BioRA Progress Report Report 1: Focus Areas and Indicators
28 July 2015
DRAFT Work Plan for Formulation of Development Scenarios - Agriculture and Land Use Change 6 August 2015
DRAFT Work Plan for Formulation of Development Scenarios – Domestic and Industrial Water Use 6 August 2015
DRAFT Work Plan for Formulation of Development Scenarios – Flood Protection and Floodplain Infrastructure 6 August 2015
DRAFT Work Plan for Formulation of Development Scenarios – Hydropower 6 August 2015
DRAFT Work Plan for Formulation of Development Scenarios – Irrigation 6 August 2015
DRAFT Work Plan for Formulation of Development Scenarios – Navigation 6 August 2015
DRAFT Development Scenarios - Agriculture and Land Use Change 6 August 2015
DRAFT Development Scenarios - Domestic and Industrial Water Use 6 August 2015
DRAFT Development Scenarios - Flood Protection and Floodplain Infrastructure 6 August 2015
DRAFT Development Scenarios - Hydropower 6 August 2015
DRAFT Development Scenarios - Irrigation 6 August 2015
Overall Progress 13 August 2015
Development Scenarios Overall Approach 13 August 2015
Formulation of Development Scenarios – Irrigation 13 August 2015
Formulation of Development Scenarios – Agriculture and Land Use Change 13 August 2015
Formulation of Development Scenarios – Hydropower 13 August 2015
Formulation of Development Scenarios – Domestic and Industrial 13 August 2015
Formulation of Development Scenarios – Flood Protection and Floodplain Infrastructure 13 August 2015
Formulation of Development Scenarios – Navigation 13 August 2015
Modeling Progress 13 August 2015
Baseline for the Council Study 13 August 2015
Delta Study 14 August 2015
Climate Change Scenarios 14 August 2015
Socio-Economic Assessment Scoping Mission 14 August 2015
BioRA Overall Progress 14 August 2015
BioRA Preparation Meetings and Field Trip 14 August 2015
BioRA Indicators and Focus Areas 14 August 2015
BioRA Status and Trends 14 August 2015
BioRA DSS Setup 14 August 2015
Review of Action Items from the 4th RTWG Meeting 14 August 2015
Overall Schedule and Next Steps 14 August 2015
Day 1 Recap 14 August 2015
Day 2 Recap 14 August 2015
Draft Meeting Notes 26 August 2015

 

Mini-Workshop on the Social and Economic Assessment Approach and Methodology for the Council Study, 24 September 2015, OSV, Vientiane, Lao PDR

DocumentDate
Agenda 24 September 2015
Introduction and Overview 24 September 2015
Economic Assessment Approach and Methodology 24 September 2015
Social Assessment Approach and Methodology 24 September 2015

 

Small Technical Workgroup Meeting, 12 November 2015, OSV, Vientiane, Lao PDR

DocumentDate
Draft Agenda 12 November 2015
Reference Period and Reference Scenario 12 November 2015
Modelling Progress Status Update 12 November 2015
BioRA - Modelling Coordination 12 November 2015
Schedule and Next Steps 12 November 2015
   

 

6th RTWG Meeting, 17-18 December 2015, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

DocumentDate
Draft Agenda 23 November 2015
Briefing Notes Package 1 December 2015
Briefing Notes Package Attachment – Full Briefing Note Navigation 1 December 2015
Overall Progress 17 December 2015
Irrigation Development Scenarios 17 December 2015
Agriculture and Land Use Change Development Scenarios 17 December 2015
Hydropower Development Scenarios 17 December 2015
Domestic and Industrial Water Use Development Scenarios 17 December 2015
Flood Protection Development Scenarios 17 December 2015
Navigation Development Scenarios 17 December 2015
Modelling 17 December 2015
BioRA DSS 18 December 2015
Socio-Economic 18 December 2015
Report Overview 18 December 2015
Report - Irrigation 18 December 2015
Report – Agriculture and Land Use Change 18 December 2015
Report – Hydropower 18 December 2015
Report – Flood Protection 18 December 2015
Report - Navigation 18 December 2015
Report – Modelling 18 December 2015
Report – BioRA DSS 18 December 2015
Report – Socio-Economic 18 December 2015
Report – Climate Change 18 December 2015
Report – Schedule and Next Steps 18 December 2015
Day 1 Recap 18 December 2015
Day 2 Recap 18 December 2015
Draft Meeting Notes 6 January 2016


BioRA Technical Workshop, 15-19 March 2016, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

DocumentDate
5-Day Agenda 15 March 2016
BioRA DSS Workshop – Background, Objectives and Outputs 15 March 2016
BioRA zones, focus areas and indicators 15 March 2016
The BioRA preliminary reference scenario 15 March 2016
BioRA process for populating response curves 15 March 2016
Geomorphology indicators, linked indicators and response curves 15 March 2016
Fish indicators, linked indicators and response curves 15 March 2016
Herpetofauna indicators, linked indicators and response curves 15 March 2016
Day 1 Recap 16 March 2016
Introduction to Day 2 - Process 16 March 2016
Day 2 Recap 17 March 2016
Description of hypothetical calibration/test scenarios 17 March 2016
Geomorphology results 17 March 2016
Fish results 17 March 2016
Herpetofauna results 17 March 2016
Overall results 17 March 2016
Use of the Status and Trends Assessments 17 March 2016
Additional test scenarios 17 March 2016
How to interrogate scenarios 17 March 2016
Day 3 Recap 18 March 2016
Introduction to Hands-on Testing Process 18 March 2016
Day 4 Recap 19 March 2016
Comments from Cambodia 19 March 2016
Comments from Lao PDR 19 March 2016
Comments from Thailand 19 March 2016
Comments from Viet Nam 19 March 2016
Recap – Way Forward 19 March 2016

 

Literature Review - Priority MRC Documents

 

Adamson P 2010 Hydrological Significance, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

BDP 2004 The application of the RAOM to economic analysis of water use trade offs within the BDP, Mekong River Commission, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Cross 2004 Hydrologic Analysis for Basin Planning using the MRC DSF Spatial flood relationships to river flows dai fish catches & inundated populations, Mekong River Commission, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Douven WJAM Goichot M and Verheij 2009 Best Practice for the Integrated Planning and Design of Economically Sound and Environmentally Friendly Roads MRC Technical Report No 35, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Grill G Ariwi G and Lehner B 2012 ecosystem fragmentation in Significant Tributaries, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Halcrow 2003 Final Report on the Development of the BDP RAOM, Mekong River Commission, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Halls AS and Kshatriya M 2009 Modelling the cumulative barrier and passage effects of mainstream hydropower dams on migratory fish populations MRC Technical Report No 25, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Hart etal 2001 Transboundary Water Quality in the MRB, Mekong River Commission, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Hatfield 2010 Review of Streams and Catchments data, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Hatfield 2010 Stream and Catchment Generation, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Hoanh CT Jirayoot K Lacombe G and Srineter V 2010 Impacts of climate change and development on Mekong flow regime MRC Technical Report No 29, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Hortle KG and Sontornratana 2008 Socio-economics of Fisheries of the Songkhram River basin, Northeast Thailand MRC Technical Report No 17, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Hortle KG Troueng R and Lieng S 2008 Yield and value of wild fishery in Battambang Province MRC Technical Report No 18, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Hortle, K.G. (2013) Mitigation of the impacts of dams on fisheries - a primer. Mekong Development Series No. 7. Mekong River Commission, Vientiane Lao PDR. 74 pages, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Humbry 2002 financial-analysis-and-risk-assessment of selected aquaculture and fishery activities in the Mekong Basin MRC Technical Report No 5, Mekong River Commission, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

ICEM 2010 Strategic Environmental Assessment of Hydropower on the Mekong Mainstream Final Report, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

ICEM 2010 Strategic Environmental Assessment Of Hydropower On The Mekong Mainstream Avoidance Enhancement And Mitigation Assessment, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

ICEM 2010 Strategic Environmental Assessment Of Hydropower On The Mekong Mainstream Br1-Economics-Baseline-Assessment, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

ICEM 2010 Strategic Environmental Assessment Of Hydropower On The Mekong Mainstream Br2-Energy-And-Power-Baseline-Assessment, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

ICEM 2010 Strategic Environmental Assessment Of Hydropower On The Mekong Mainstream Br4-Aquatic-Theme-Baseline, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

ICEM 2010 Strategic Environmental Assessment Of Hydropower On The Mekong Mainstream Br5-Fisheries-Baseline-Assessment, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

ICEM 2010 Strategic Environmental Assessment Of Hydropower On The Mekong Mainstream Br6-Social-Theme-Baseline, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

ICEM 2010 Strategic Environmental Assessment Of Hydropower On The Mekong Mainstream Br8-Summary-Baseline, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

ICEM 2010 Strategic Environmental Assessment Of Hydropower On The Mekong Mainstream Impacts Assessment Report Opportunities And Risks, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

ICEM 2010 Strategic Environmental Assessment Of Hydropower On The Mekong Mainstream Inception Report Volume 1, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

ICEM 2010 Strategic Environmental Assessment Of Hydropower On The Mekong Mainstream Inception Report Volume 2, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Jirayut 2007 SWAT Model Application for Erosion and Sedimentation of Lower Mekong River Basin, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Jirayut and Trung 2005 DSF The Transboundary Analysis tool developed by MRC

Koehnken L 2012 Potential Sediment Contribution in the Lower Mekong River Basin, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Koponen etal 2009 Productivity and fisheries report, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Kummu etal 2009 DMS Detailed modelling support Project, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Meynell PJ 2012 Ecological significance paper V1, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Meynell PJ 2012 Ecological significance V2, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2013 ISH11 Phase 2 Aquatic Ecology Annex 20 Dec 2013, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2013 ISH11 Phase 2 Fisheries Annex 20 Dec 2013, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2013 ISH11 Phase 2 Hydrology Annex 20 Dec 2013, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2013 ISH11 Phase 2 Sediment & Geomorphology Annex 20 Dec 2013, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2013 ISH11 Phase 2 Socio-Economics Annex 20 Dec 2013, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2013 ISH11 Phase 2 Water Quality Annex 20 Dec 2013, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2011 PNCPA Proposed Xayaburi dam project Annex-2-List-References-Documents-Draft, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2011 PNCPA Proposed Xayaburi dam project Annex1A-PC-Road-Map, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2011 PNCPA Proposed Xayaburi dam project Annex1B-LaoPDR-Statement-PNPCA, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2011 PNCPA Proposed Xayaburi dam project Annex1C-International-Regional-MRCS-Experts, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2011 PNCPA Proposed Xayaburi dam project Annex3-Sediment-Expert-Group-Report, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2011 PNCPA Proposed Xayaburi dam project Annex4-Fisheries-Expert-Group-Report, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2011 PNCPA Proposed Xayaburi dam project Annex5-Safety-of-Dams, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2011 PNCPA Proposed Xayaburi dam project Annex6-Navigation-Assessment-Report, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2005 Scenarios for strategic planning, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2005 Strategic directions for IWRM in the LMB, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2006 BDP Completion Report for Phase 1, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2009 Adaptation-to-climate-change in the countries of the Lower Mekong Basin MRC Technical Report No 24, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2009 BDP Scenario Assessment framework Methodology overview charts, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2009 BDP scenarios assessment methodology - Annex 1 hydrological assessment, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2009 BDP scenarios assessment methodology - Annex 2 environmental assessment, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2009 BDP scenarios assessment methodology - Annex 3 social assessment, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2009 BDP scenarios assessment Methodology - Annex 4 economic assessment, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2009 BDP scenarios assessment methodology - Annex 5 fisheries assessment, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2009 BDP scenarios assessment methodology - Main Report, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2009 BDP scenarios assessment Technical Note 1- Scoping and Planning of basin-wide scenario assessment, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2009 BDP scenarios assessment Technical Note 10- Impacts on the Tonle Sap Ecosystem, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2009 BDP scenarios assessment Technical Note 11- Impacts on Fisheries, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2009 BDP scenarios assessment Technical Note 12- Social Impacts, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2009 BDP scenarios assessment Technical Note 13-Economic Benefits and Costs, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2009 BDP scenarios assessment Technical Note 2- Assessment Methodologies, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2009 BDP scenarios assessment Technical Note 3- Assessment of Flow Changes Hydrological Assessment, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2009 BDP scenarios assessment Technical Note 4- Impacts on River Morphology, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2009 BDP scenarios assessment Technical Note 5- Impacts on Water Quality, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2009 BDP scenarios assessment Technical Note 6- Power Benefits, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2009 BDP scenarios assessment Technical Note 7- Agricultural Impacts, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2009 BDP scenarios assessment Technical Note 8- Impacts of Changes in Salinity Intrusion, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2009 BDP scenarios assessment Technical Note 9- Impacts on Wetlands and Biodiversity, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2009 BDP2 Regional Hydropower Sector Review, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2009 Preliminary DG of LMB Mainstream dams Final Version-Sept09, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2010 Multi-functionality of paddy fields over the Lower Mekong Basin MRC Technical Report No 26, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2010 State of the Basin Report, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2010 Water Quality Report Card 2010 EP, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2011 BDP Basin Development Strategy 2011-2015, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2011 BDP Assessment of Basin Wide Development Scenarios, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2011 Knowledge Base on Benefit Sharing Volume 1 of 5 Summary and Guide to the Knowledge Base Compendium, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2011 PNPCA Proposed Xayaburi dam project, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2011-03-24-Report-on-Stakeholder-Consultation-on-Xayaburi, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2012 Knowledge-base-benefit-sharing-vol1, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2013 ISH01 Final Draft Inception Report, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2013 ISH02-IR-Draft-Final-Inception-Report, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2013 ISH11 Phase 1 Aquatic Ecology Annex stubauer, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2013 ISH11 Phase 1 Data Management Annex FL, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2013 ISH11 Phase 1 Hydrology Annex, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2013 ISH11 Phase 1 Sediments & Geomorphology Annex, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2013 ISH11 Phase 1 Socio-Economics Annex, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2013 ISH11 Phase 1 Water Quality Annex, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2013 ISH13 Benefit Sharing Options for Hydropower on Mekong Tributaries Regional Synthesis Draft, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2013 PMFM Comprehensive Information Report, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

MRC 2011 ISH11 Phase 1 Report_Main Report_Final, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Muir 2010 Tributary Significance Study - HYDROPOWER, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Nesbitt 2003 Lower Mekong Basin Future trends in agricultural production, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Nguyen etal 2010 BDP Scenarios Technical Report Support BDP2, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Nguyen etal 2013 DSF working paper, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Piman etal 2013 Assessment of hydrological changes in the lower, Mekong Basin Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

POE 2010 Review of MRC BDP Programme phase 2 2010 Final Report, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Poulsen AF 2002 Ouch Poeu Sintavong V Ubolratana S and Nguyen TT Fish Migrations of the Lower Mekong River Basin implications for development planning and environment MRC Technical Report No 8, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Saarkkula etal 2010 Origin fate and role of Mekong sediments, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Sarkkula and Koponen 2010 Indicator and SocioEconomics report, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Sarkkula etal 2010 IWRM modelling report, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Schiller L Liu W Krawanchid D and Chanthy S 2010 Review-of-climate-change adaptation methods and tools MRC Technical Report No 34, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Schmultz and Mielach 2013 Review of existing research on fish passage through large dams qne its applicability to Mekong mainstream dams, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

van Zalinge etal 2003 The Mekong River System, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Vogel 2012 Final Draft Synthesised Significant Tributaries Study, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Williams 2011 Data collection and spatial analysis of significant tributaries for NAVIGATION, Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR

 

Literature Review - Priority External Documents

 

Baran, E., Baird, I.G., Cans, G., 2005a. Fisheries bioecology at the Khone Falls (Mekong river, southern Laos). WorldFish.

Baran, E., Guerin, E., 2012. Fish bioecology in relation to sediments in the Mekong and in tropical rivers.

Baran, E., Jantunen, T., Kieok, C.C., Chong, C., 2005b. Values of inland fisheries in the Mekong River Basin. WorldFish.

Baran, E., Myschowoda, C., 2008. Have fish catches been declining in the Mekong river basin. Modern myths of the Mekong: a critical review of water and development concepts, principles and policies 55–64.

Baran, E., Starr, P., Kura, Y., 2007. Influence of built structures on Tonle Sap fisheries. WorldFish.

Bosma, R., Anh, P.T., Potting, J., 2011. Life cycle assessment of intensive striped catfish farming in the Mekong Delta for screening hotspots as input to environmental policy and research agenda. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 16, 903–915.

Bosma, R.H., Hanh, C.T., Potting, J., Dung, P.A., 2009. Environmental impact assessment of the pangasius sector in the Mekong Delta. Wageningen University Wageningen.

Costanza, R., Kubiszewski, I., Paquet, P., King, J., Halimi, S., Sanguanngoi, H., Bach, N.L., Frankel, R., Ganaseni, J., Intralawan, A., others, 2011. Planning approaches for water resources development in the Lower Mekong Basin. Portland State University and Mae Fah Luang University.

Danilo C Israel, Mahfuzuddin Ahmed, Y.B.H., Cee, H.M., 2005. Aquatic Resources Valuation and policies for poverty elimination in the Lower Mekong Basin Project Implementation and Outcomes. World Fish Center.

Edmonds, C., 2002. Role of Infrastructure in Land-Use Dynamics and Rice Production in Viet Nam’s Mekong River Delta. DIANE Publishing.

Fredén, F., n.d. Impacts of dams on lowland agriculture in the Mekong River catchment.

Ghyselinck, T., n.d. Temporal changes of physical soil properties under different land use systems and land management practices of alluvial soil in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

Halls, A., 2010. Estimation of annual yield of fish by guild in the Lower Mekong Basin: report for the NIES/the WorldFish Center project: Scenario-based assessment of the potential effects of alternative dam construction schemes on freshwater fish diversity in the Lower Mekong Basin. The WorldFish Center Working Papers.

Hashimoto, T., 2001. Environmental Issues and Recent Infrastructure Development in the Mekong Delta: review, analysis and recommendations with particular reference to large-scale water control projects and the development of coastal areas. Australian Mekong Resource Centre.

Hong, T., Hue, T.T.M., Tri, P.C., Phuc, V.N., 2013. BASIN PROFILE of the Upper Sesan River. Project report: Challenge Programme on Water and Food Mejong Project MK3 "Optimizing the Management of a Cascade of Reservoirs at the Catchment Level. International Centre for Environmental Managemnet.

Hutton, G., Larsen, B., Leebouapao, L., Voladet, S., 2009. Economic impacts of sanitation in Lao PDR: a five-country study conducted in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines, and Vietnam under the Economic of Sanitation Initiative (ESI). Water and Sanitation Program, East Asia and the Pacific, World Bank Office Jakarta.

Hutton, G., etal, 2008. Economic impacts of sanitation in Cambodia: a five-country study conducted in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines, and Vietnam under the Economic of Sanitation Initiative (ESI). Water and Sanitation Program, East Asia and the Pacific, World Bank Office Jakarta.

Hutton, G., etal, 2008. Economic impacts of sanitation in Viet Nam: a five-country study conducted in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines, and Vietnam under the Economic of Sanitation Initiative (ESI). Water and Sanitation Program, East Asia and the Pacific, World Bank Office Jakarta.

Joffre, O., Sheriff, N., Weeratunge, N., others, 2010. Understanding adoption and discontinuance for greater impact. Innovation and Sustainable Development in Agriculture and Food.

Kennedy, I.R., Hien, N.T., Cong, P.T., Be, T.T., Nhan, D.K., Marsh, S., Rose, M., Deaker, R., 2011. Efficient nutrient use in rice production in Vietnam achieved using inoculant biofertilisers.

Kirby, M., Kemp-Benedict, E., Swartz, C., Krittasudthacheewa, C., Mainuddin, M., de la Rosa, E., 2009. Mekong Basin focal project: final report.

Kummu, M., Sarkkula, J., 2008. Impact of the Mekong River flow alteration on the Tonle Sap flood pulse. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment 37, 185–192.

Kummu, M., Varis, O., 2007. Sediment-related impacts due to upstream reservoir trapping, the Lower Mekong River. Geomorphology 85, 275–293.

Lamberts, D., 2001. Tonle Sap fisheries: a case study on floodplain gillnet fisheries. RAP publication 11.

Lan, N.T.P., 2013. Social and ecological challenges of market-oriented shrimp farming in Vietnam. SpringerPlus 2, 675.

Lauri, H., De Moel, H., Ward, P., Räsänen, T., Keskinen, M., Kummu, M., 2012. Future changes in Mekong River hydrology: impact of climate change and reservoir operation on discharge. Hydrology & Earth System Sciences Discussions 9.

Lewis, R.R., Phillips, M.J., Clough, B., Macintosh, D.J., 2003. Thematic review on coastal wetland habitats and shrimp aquaculture. Report prepared under the World Bank, NACA, WWF and FAO Consortium Program on Shrimp Farming and the Environment. Work in Progress for Public Discussion. Published by the Consortium.

Liljeström, I., Kummu, M., Varis, O., 2012. Nutrient balance assessment in the Mekong Basin: Nitrogen and phosphorus dynamics in a catchment scale. International Journal of Water Resources Development 28, 373–391.

Lu, X., Siew, R., 2006. Water discharge and sediment flux changes over the past decades in the lower Mekong River: possible impacts of the Chinese dams. Hydrology & Earth System Sciences 10.

Mainuddin, M., Kirby, J., 2008. Fisheries productivity and its contribution to overall agricultural production in the lower Mekong river basin.

Neiland, A., 2008. Tropical river fisheries valuation: background papers to a global synthesis. WorldFish.

Neiland, A.E., Béné, C., 2006. Tropical river fisheries valuation: a global synthesis and critical review. IWMI.

Räsänen, T.A., Koponen, J., Lauri, H., Kummu, M., 2012. Downstream hydrological impacts of hydropower development in the Upper Mekong Basin. Water resources management 26, 3495–3513.

Sakchai Amornsakchai, Philippe Annex, Suphat Vingvisessomjai, Sansaee Choowaew, Prasit Kununrat, JauruwanNippanon, Roel Schouten, Pradit Sripapatrprasite, Chayan Vaddhanaphuti, Chavalit Vidthayanon, Wanpen Wirojanagud, E.W., 2001. Case Study: Pak Mun Dam, Mekong River Basin, Thailand.

Seng, V., Craswell, E.T., Fukai, S., Fischer, K., 2003. Proceedings of a CARDI International Conference on Research on Water in Agricultural Production in Asia for the 21st Century Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 25–28 November 2003: Water in Agriculture.

Smajgl & Ward 2013 The Water Food Energy Nexus in the Mekong Springer New York Heidelberg Dordrecht London ISBN 978-1-4614-6119-7

Sopha, L., Van Zaling, N., 2003. Fish Yield Estimation in the Floodplains of the Tonle Sap Great Lake and River, Cambodia. IFReDI Fisheries Technical Paper Series.

Swan, J., Gréboval, D., 2005. Overcoming factors of unsustainability and overexploitation in fisheries: selected papers on issues and approaches: international workshop on the implementation of international fisheries instruments and factors of unsustainability and overexploitation in fisheries, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 13-16 September 2004. FAO fisheries report (ISSN 0429-9337).

Thorsten Albers, D.C.S., Schmitt, K., 2013. Coastal Protection in the Lower Mekong Delta. GiZ snf AusAid.

To, T.Q., Trung, N.H., Nhan, D.K., n.d. The Mekong Future Project First Draft Report On The Hydrological Simulation.

Ziv, G., Baran, E., Nam, S., Rodríguez-Iturbe, I., Levin, S.A., 2012. Trading-off fish biodiversity, food security, and hydropower in the Mekong River Basin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109, 5609–5614.