Publications

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Summary State of the Basin Report 2018

The Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) State of Basin Report is a flagship product of the organisation and an integral part of the MRC’s strategic planning cycle. Compiled about every five years based on the facts and figures of the available data and information, the report assesses conditions within the basin and the impacts, both positive and negative, that development and use of the water and related natural resources are having. The report thus provides a comprehensive basis for the Member Countries and other key stakeholders to discuss and determine appropriate actions by which to realise the MRC’s aims for optimal and sustainable development of the basin as set out in the 1995 Mekong Agreement.

Published on: 05 Feb 2020
File size: 7.6 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Basin Planning, People

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Mekong River Basin Indicator Framework

For informing the management of the Mekong River Basin

The Mekong River Basin Indicator Framework provides a consistent and streamlined approach to data collection, analysis and reporting, to help alert Member Countries to the key issues and trends and identify areas for further investigation and cooperation across five core dimensions (environment, social, economic, climate change and cooperation).

Published on: 05 Feb 2020
File size: 1.3 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Basin Planning, People

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Report on the 2015 Biomonitoring Survey of the Lower Mekong River and Selected Tributaries

The report describes the biomonitoring survey conducted in 2015 in the Lower Mekong Basin, which contributes to the evaluation of the overall ecological health of the river. The objectives of the report are
to: (i) describe the biological indicator groups sampled during 2015; (ii) use this information to derive biological indicators for the sites examined in 2015; and (iii) use biometric indicators to evaluate these sites.

Published on: 05 Feb 2020
File size: 2 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Environmental Health

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Report on the 2017 Biomonitoring Survey of the Lower Mekong River and Selected Tributaries

The report describes the biomonitoring survey conducted in the dry season of 2017 in the Lower Mekong Basin which contributes to the evaluation of the overall ecological health of the river. The objectives of the report are to (i) describe the biological indicator groups sampled during 2017; (ii) use this information to derive biological indicators for the sites examined in 2017; and (iii) use biometric indicators to evaluate these sites.

Published on: 05 Feb 2020
File size: 3 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Environmental Health

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Final Report Agricultural Land use Monitoring

(Pilot Study in the Selected Areas in each Member Country)

During the past decade, farmers in the Lower Mekong region have changed agricultural land following a number of trends, for example, expanding agricultural area and patterns due to the improvement of irrigation, Etc. MRC realised the impacts of agriculture on the water sector, therefore, an activity on agricultural land-use monitoring initiated. This pilot activity aims to analyse driving forces of major agricultural land-use changes and its impacts on local people’s livelihoods, and provide key recommendations to basin-wide management and development in agriculture and irrigation sector

Published on: 28 Jan 2020
File size: 35 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Agriculture & Irrigation

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Drought Management Strategy for the Lower Mekong Basin (2020-2025)

The objectives and strategic goals of the Drought Management Strategy 2020-2025 are formulated based on the objectives and strategic goals of the Drought Management Programme 2011-2015, which were defined through a number of national and regional consultations to incorporate the needs of the Member Countries into the proposed outputs and action plans for implementation.

Published on: 16 Dec 2019
File size: 8.1 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Flood & Drought

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Summary of Minutes of the Twenty-Sixth Meeting of the MRC Council, 26 November 2019, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Published on: 12 Dec 2019
File size: 28 KB - Language: English
Topic(s): Flood & Drought, PNPCA Prior Consultation

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State of the Basin Report 2018

This State of the Basin Report 2018 assesses conditions within the Mekong basin and the impacts, both positive and negative, that developments and use of the water and related natural resources create. It is intended to provide a statement of past trends and current conditions within the basin and to track changes brought about by the cooperation envisaged under the 1995 Mekong Agreement. It also seeks to highlight significant issues as well as apparent development opportunities that the Member Countries may wish to take up.

The report covers five critical dimensions, including environmental, social and economic conditions, climate change and cooperation. In addition, and for the first time, the report includes a review of conditions within the upper Mekong basin.

Published on: 22 Oct 2019
File size: 13 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Basin Planning, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Fisheries

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Best Practice Guidelines for Flood Risk Assessment


Published on: 22 Oct 2019
File size: 7.5 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Flood & Drought

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Best Practice Guidelines for Integrated Flood Risk Management Planning and Impact Evaluation


Published on: 22 Oct 2019
File size: 3.8 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Flood & Drought

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Best Practise Guidelines for Structural Measures and Flood Proofing


Published on: 22 Oct 2019
File size: 6.6 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Flood & Drought

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Interactive report for the Council Study

How can we stimulate strong economic growth without compromising environmental sustainability and leaving anyone behind? The MRC Council Study, whose findings and recommendations are now captured in a “interactive version” released today, gives answers to this question.

Published on: 23 Sep 2019
File size: 1.9 MB - Language: English

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Summary of Minutes of the 49th JC Meeting, 04 Sep. 2019, Vientiane, Lao PDR


Published on: 11 Sep 2019
File size: 70 KB - Language: English

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Records of the 23rd Dialogue Meeting, 05 Sep. 2019, Vientiane, Lao PDR


Published on: 11 Sep 2019
File size: 49 KB - Language: English

2017 Lower Mekong Regional Water Quality Monitoring Report 7July19 v2

2017 Lower Mekong Regional Water Quality Monitoring Report

The 2017 report provides the consolidated results from the water quality monitoring activities of the Member Countries, focusing on the compliance of water quality data with available water quality guidelines as defined in the MRC Procedures for Water Quality and its technical guidelines. Additionally, the report describes spatial and temporal changes observed in the Mekong River water quality and discusses transboundary water quality issue observed in 2017.

Published on: 08 Jul 2019
File size: 2.1 MB - Language: English

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Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project

Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2018 and Independent Auditors' Report

Published on: 02 Jul 2019
File size: 3.4 MB - Language: English

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Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project

Management Letter for the year ended...

Published on: 02 Jul 2019
File size: 718 KB - Language: English

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MRC Annual Report 2018

The Annual Report covers the key achievements and progress of the Mekong River Commission for 2018, the third year of the MRC Strategic Plan 2016-2020 and the mid-point in its implementation. The MRC Strategic Plan identifies four key result areas, seven outcomes, 43 outputs and 169 activities to be implemented during its 5-year period. The status of progress of output implementation, in comparison to the two previous implementation years, has shown an ongoing improvement in performance - with 90% of output...

Published on: 28 Jun 2019
File size: 13 MB - Language: English

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