Publications

Hydropower Mitigation Guidelines (Volume 3)

This is the third and last volume of the MRC’s Hydropower Mitigation Guidelines. This third volume discusses how promising mitigation options have been modelled and analysed for all mainstream dams.

Download | Published on: 28 Sep 2020 | Language: English | Size: 14 MB

Technical Review Report on Luang Prabang Hydropower Project

The report was prepared to support the prior consultation process for the proposed Luang Prabang hydropower project. It provides a scientific review of the documentation submitted to the MRC by the Lao National Mekong Committee, covering hydrology and hydraulics, sediment and geomorphology, water quality and aquatic ecology, fish passage and fisheries, navigation, dam safety, and socio-economic aspects.

Download | Published on: 14 Jul 2020 | Language: English | Size: 17 MB

1995 Mekong Agreement Handbook

This Handbook provides a perspective on how the 1995 Mekong Agreement and the five MRC’s Procedures supports sustainable outcomes to development and realise the positive benefits of cooperation.

Download | Published on: 25 May 2020 | Language: English | Size: 2.7 MB

Piloting a Joint Environmental Monitoring Programme on two Mekong Mainstream Dams: An inception report

The inception report explains how and why the piloting on the two Mekong mainstream dams (Xayaburi and Don Sahong) is being conducted. It details the types of monitoring to collect data around five disciplines: hydrology and hydraulics, sediment, water quality, aquatic ecology, and fish and fisheries.

Download | Published on: 20 May 2020 | Language: English | Size: 7.8 MB

Interactive report for the Council Study

This snapshot ้highlights key findings and recommendations of the Council Study, including on potential benefits and impacts of water resource developments in different sectors, and underlines needs and opportunities in the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB).

Download | Published on: 23 Sep 2019 | Language: English | Size: 1.9 MB

Lower Mekong Regional Water Quality Monitoring Report 2017

The 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.

Download | Published on: 08 Jul 2019 | Language: English | Size: 2.1 MB

Joint Action Plan for the Implementation of the Statement on the Prior Consultation Process for the Pak Beng Hydropower Project

The Joint Action Plan provides mechanisms for ongoing feedback and data exchange and sharing of knowledge between Lao PDR and the MRC, with regard to the ongoing design, construction and operation of the Pak Beng Hydropower Project.

Download | Published on: 05 Apr 2019 | Language: English | Size: 1.2 MB

Statement on the Prior Consultation Process for the Pak Lay Hydropower Project in Lao PDR

The MRC Secretariat publishes this Statement on the Prior Consultation Process for the Pak Lay Hydropower Project “unedited” as the approved version by the Mekong River Commission Joint Committee at its Special Session on the Prior Consultation Process for the Pak Lay Hydropower Project on 4 April 2019.

Download | Published on: 05 Apr 2019 | Language: English | Size: 709 KB

Review of the Design Change Made for Xayaburi Hydropower Project: A Technical Reference Paper
Technical Paper No.65

This technical reference paper presents the review by the MRC Secretariat on the design change made for the Xayaburi hydropower project. It analyses how the revised design of the project addresses the recommendations of the Xayaburi Technical Review Report and concerns raised during the prior consultation process.

Download | Published on: 09 Jan 2019 | Language: English | Size: 2.5 MB

Hydropower Mitigation Guidelines (Volume 2)

The guidelines provide mitigation guidance for design and operations of hydropower facilities to support basin planning and management and project development requirements.

Download | Published on: 02 Jan 2019 | Language: English | Size: 14 MB

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