Publications in English

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List of Initiative Sustainable Hydropower study reports and documents

The list provides a good overview of the most updated study reports and documents from the MRC on initiative sustainable hydropower.

Published on: 16th Nov 2017
File size: 707 KB - Language: English
Topic(s): Agriculture & Irrigation, Basin Planning, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Fisheries, Flood & Drought, People, PNPCA Prior Consultation, River Transport, Sustainable Hydropower

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Mekong Delta Water Issues (EN)

This is the first of a new series of knowledge-based leaflets IWRM BRIEF. It presents a summary of findings from a bilateral study on transboundary water resources management issues in the Mekong Delta by Cambodia and Viet Nam. With simple language, graphics and icons, it gives easy-to-digest information on the six priority issues for bilateral cooperation along the border to manage the resources together, to cope with impacts of climate change, development and urbanisation.

Published on: 23rd Oct 2017
File size: 5.4 MB - Language: English

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COUNCIL STUDY Study on Sustainable Management and Development of the Mekong River

“A comprehensive state-of-the-art, integrated and cross-sectoral study on sustainable management and development of the Mekong River; for the environment, people, and economy.”

Published on: 5th Oct 2017
File size: 3.6 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Fisheries, Flood & Drought, People, Sustainable Hydropower

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Summary of Minutes of the Forty-Sixth Meeting of the MRC Joint Committee Mekong River Commission 22-23 August 2017, Vientiane Lao PDR

The Joint Committee of the MRC (the Joint Committee/JC) held its Forty-Sixth Meeting, Plenary Session (hereinafter referred to as “The Meeting”), on 22-23 August 2017 in Vientiane, Lao PDR

Published on: 7th Sep 2017
File size: 52 KB - Language: English

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Transboundary Water Resources Management Issues in the Sesan and Srepok River Basins of Cambodia and Viet Nam

This technical report describes priority issues for the management of water resources in the Sesan and Srepok River Basins along the borders of Cambodia and Viet Nam. Among key issues identified are insufficient monitoring and assessment of water flow, lack of flood forecasting and warning mechanisms, and limited mitigation measures to address the impacts of hydro-infrastructural development. This is a joint paper produced by the two countries under the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project.

Published on: 7th Sep 2017
File size: 3.2 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Flood & Drought, Sustainable Hydropower

MEKONG SEKONG issue paper Final 7 Sep 17 for web 1  

Transboundary Fisheries Management Issues in the Mekong and Sekong Rivers of Cambodia and Lao PDR

This technical report describes priority issues for fisheries management in the Mekong and Sekong Rivers along the borders of Cambodia and Lao PDR. It cites exploitative fishing practices, habitat degradation, and lack of fisheries data and their sharing between two countries’ affected provinces as some of the key issues identified. This is a joint paper produced by the two countries under the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project.

Published on: 7th Sep 2017
File size: 2.9 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Sustainable Hydropower, Climate Change, Fisheries

MEKONG DELTA Issue paper 7 Sep 17 for web 1  

Transboundary Water Resources Management Issues in the Mekong Delta of Cambodia and Viet Nam

This technical report explains priority issues for the management of water resources in the Mekong Delta across Cambodia and Viet Nam. The issues identified include lack of strategic transboundary management plan of flood and drought control, uncoordinated development of water infrastructure and limited monitoring network on hydrological, meteorological and water quality data. This is a joint paper produced by the two countries under the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project.

Published on: 7th Sep 2017
File size: 2.7 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change, Fisheries, Flood & Drought

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Transboundary Dialogue

Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project

This brochure describes an overview of the five bilateral projects of the four Mekong countries that addresses cross-border water resources management issues through transboundary dialogue and cooperation. These projects are part of the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project that promotes more coordinated planning and management of shared resources in the region within each territory, between the countries and across the Lower Mekong Basin.

Published on: 8th Aug 2017
File size: 6.3 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change, Fisheries, Flood & Drought, PNPCA Prior Consultation, Sustainable Hydropower

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COUNCIL STUDY Study on Sustainable Management and Development of the Mekong River

Progress Brief, August 2017

“A comprehensive state-of-the-art, integrated and cross-sectoral study on sustainable management and development of the Mekong River; for the environment, people, and economy.”

Published on: 31st Jul 2017
File size: 3.8 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Agriculture & Irrigation, Basin Planning, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Fisheries, Flood & Drought, People, Sustainable Hydropower

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Mekong River Commission (Leaflet English)

Meeting the needs Keeping the balance


Published on: 28th Jul 2017
File size: 2.5 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): PNPCA Prior Consultation

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Procedures for Notification, Prior Consultation and Agreement (PNPCA)

It is a brochure on the Procedures for Notification, Prior Consultation and Agreement (PNPCA), one of the five sets of MRC’s procedural rules for water cooperation among the four member states of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam. In a simple language with visual aid, it describes what PNPAC is about, how it is applied, and how Prior Consultation takes place to discuss on proposed water use infrastructure projects.

Published on: 9th Jul 2017
File size: 5.4 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): PNPCA Prior Consultation

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2nd Regional Stakeholder Forum on the Pak Beng Hydropower Project

FORUM REPORT

This report is a record of the proceedings of the 2nd Regional Stakeholder Forum on the Pak Beng Hydropower Project hosted by the MRC Secretariat on 5 May 2017 in Vientiane, Lao PDR.

Published on: 15th Jun 2017
File size: 3.2 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): PNPCA Prior Consultation

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Council Study

Study on Sustainable Management and Development of the Mekong River Progress Brief 1 June 2017

A comprehensive state-of-the-art, integrated and cross-sectoral
study on sustainable management and development of the
Mekong River; for the environment, people, and economy.

Published on: 1st Jun 2017
File size: 3.7 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Sustainable Hydropower

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Mekong Water Quality

Improved slightly since 2014, safe for human health and aquatic life, and agricultural use

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has been measuring water quality since its early days.

Published on: 19th May 2017
File size: 684 KB - Language: English
Topic(s): Environmental Health

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SUMMARY OF MINUTES

THE FORTY-FIFTH MEETING OF THE MRC JOINT COMMITTEE MEKONG RIVER COMMISSION

The Joint Committee of the MRC (the Joint Committee/JC) held its Forty-Fifth Meeting, Plenary Session (hereinafter referred to as “The Meeting”), on 26-27 April 2017 in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. The proposed Agenda items include the following (Appendix No.1: Provisional Agenda)

Published on: 6th May 2017
File size: 256 KB - Language: English

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