Publications in English

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SIMVA 2014-Social Impact monitoring and vulnerability assessment 2014

SIMVA 2014 is the largest socio-economic survey and study ever conducted
along the Mekong mainstream and floodplain areas, and is the result of
extensive collaboration between the peoples of the MRC Member Countries:
Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

Published on: 18th Oct 2018
File size: 4.9 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Environmental Health

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Guidelines for Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment in the Lower Mekong Basin: A Working Document

For an open and transparent purpose, the MRC publishes this working version of the Guidelines for Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment in the Lower Mekong Basin (TbEIA). The TbEIA sets to facilitate cooperation in conducting EIA for projects with potential transboundary environmental impacts, while respecting the differences among the EIA legislations in member countries and specifics of their national EIA systems.

Published on: 2nd Oct 2018
File size: 873 KB - Language: English
Topic(s): Environmental Health

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How the Mekong River Commission Benefits Lao PDR: A Personal Reflection

A former Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat staff, Mr Voradeth Phonekeo, shares his thought on how Lao PDR has benefited from the MRC in terms of policy and strategy development, information sharing, and increased cooperation in the region. This reflection is part of a series of personal reflections, initiated by the MRC Secretariat, on commitments of the MRC member countries – Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam – to the MRC and the benefits of the MRC to the countries.

Published on: 27th Sep 2018
File size: 112 KB - Language: English
Topic(s): Sustainable Hydropower

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Design of a Master Plan for Regional Waterborne Transport in the Mekong River Basin - volume 1

Baseline Conditions, Forecasts, Development Scenarios and Action Plan

This Report describes the data gathered and information on the actual situation of Waterborne Transport on the Mekong River, the Economic Assessment and Forecasts, the Development Scenarios and the Action Plans, including the ongoing and planned projects to 2020 and 2040.

Published on: 11th Sep 2018
File size: 5.4 MB - Language: English

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Design of a Master Plan for Regional Waterborne Transport in the Mekong River Basin - volume 2

Portfolio Actions

This Report describes the data gathered and information on the actual situation of Waterborne Transport on the Mekong River, the Economic Assessment and Forecasts, the Development Scenarios and the Action Plans, including the ongoing and planned projects to 2020 and 2040.

Published on: 11th Sep 2018
File size: 4.3 MB - Language: English

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Summary of Minutes for the 47th JC Meeting 28-29 Aug 2018 in Vientiane, Lao PDR

The Joint Committee of the MRC (the Joint Committee/JC) held its Forty-Seventh Meeting (hereinafter referred to as “The Meeting”), on 28-29 August 2018 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The proposed Agenda items include the following (Appendix No.1: Provisional Agenda):

Published on: 10th Sep 2018
File size: 56 KB - Language: English

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Mekong Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan

The Mekong Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan (MASAP) is a statement of the Lower Mekong Basin (MRC) countries setting out MRC’s strategic priorities and actions at basin level to address climate change risks and strengthen basin-wide resilience. The MASAP identifies critical climate change impacts which can be better addressed through transboundary cooperation; it also enhances the capacity of Member Countries in implementing their own national strategies.

Published on: 30th Aug 2018
File size: 2.2 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change

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Final records of the 21st dialogue meeting, 24 August 2017, Vientiane, Lao PDR


Published on: 24th Aug 2018
File size: 136 KB - Language: English

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Mekong Basin-Wide Fisheries Management and Development Strategy 2018-2022

The strategy has been developed on the basis of the Integrated Water Resources Management-based Basin Development Strategy for the Lower Mekong Basin 2016-2020 in close collaboration with the four MRC Member Countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam). The five-year strategy focuses on inland capture fisheries, based on the national management and development policies, strategies and plans of Member Countries.

Published on: 21st Aug 2018
File size: 3.5 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Basin Planning

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MRC procedural rules for Mekong water cooperation

The 20-page small booklet is the first public information material to explain the Mekong River Commission’s complex procedural rules for cooperation in a simple language. It introduces the 1995 Mekong Agreement, which created the MRC as a platform for water diplomacy and a knowledge hub on water resources management, and its five sets of procedural rules to materialise the agreement, explaining how these procedural rules have supported regional cooperation and sustainable development of the lower Mekong basin.

Published on: 27th Jul 2018
File size: 3.5 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): PNPCA Prior Consultation

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Fast Facts about On-going Hydropower-related Work

This is a short fact sheet about on-going hydropower related work by the Mekong River Commission. The paper provides a quick overview and status of a Joint Action Plan for Pak Beng Hydropower Project, Xayaburi Design Changes, Update of Preliminary Design Guidance for Proposed Mainstream Dams (PDG), Update of Sustainable Hydropower Develop Strategy (SHDS), Lessons Learnt from Previous Prior Consultation Processes, Council Study, and Joint Monitoring of the Mainstream Hydropower Projects (JEM). Their status may change as certain milestones are reached.

Published on: 25th Jul 2018
File size: 102 KB - Language: English

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Financial statements for 2017 and independent auditors' report on MIWRM Project

The financial statements for 2017 and auditors’ report presents the financial statements of the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project audited for 2017. The audit was conducted by KPMG in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (ISAs).

Published on: 10th Jul 2018
File size: 547 KB - Language: English

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Mekong Learning from Rhone: An Exchange Visit Report

This Rhone Exchange Visit report provides an overview of what the Mekong River Commission body has learned from the Compagnie National du Rhône (CNR) regarding various approaches in managing and operating multi-purpose dams. Key lessons learned are highlighted with some comparative perspectives between the Mekong River and the Rhone provided too.

Published on: 6th Jul 2018
File size: 8.4 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Sustainable Hydropower

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2016 Lower Mekong Regional Water Quality Monitoring Report

This report is based on water quality data obtained from the MRC Water Quality Monitoring Network (WQMN). The WQMN is one of the MRC’s Core River Basin Management Functions and is actively being implemented by the MRC Member Countries. As such, the preparation of this report would not have been possible without the continued support of the MRC Member Countries, specifically, the national water quality laboratories of the Member Countries and the National Mekong Committee Secretariats.

Published on: 14th Jun 2018
File size: 1.5 MB - Language: English

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JICA and MRC’s Study on Data Collection Survey on the Basin Management and Environmental Conservation in Mekong River Basin: Inception Report

This Inception Report provides an overview of the Study on Data Collection Survey on the Basin Management and Environmental Conservation in Mekong River Basin, being carried out jointly by Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Mekong River Commission. This study aims to (1) understand the existing condition of forest preservation; (2) clarify the issues on forest management and preservation; and (3) propose effective countermeasures and recommendations for basin management in the Mekong River.

Published on: 6th Jun 2018
File size: 1.5 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Environmental Health, Flood & Drought

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