Publications in English

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Review of Existing Research on Fish Passage through Large Dams and its Applicability to Mekong Mainstream Dams

MRC Technical Paper No.48

This paper summarises current knowledge and research on fish-pass solutions for both upstream and downstream migration, with a focus on how lessons learned from around the world can be applied to the Mekong River. It provides guidance and highlights knowledge gaps with the aim of contributing to the development of effective mitigation measures for large dams on the Mekong.

Published on: 01 Jun 2015
File size: 2.8 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Fisheries

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Larval and Juvenile Fish Communities of the Lower Mekong Basin

MRC Technical Paper No.49

This study seeks to determine the key spawning areas for major commercial fisheries of the Mekong by assessing the distribution and relative abundance of larval and juveniles fishes. The research is based on sampling by Cambodian, Lao, Thai and Vietnamese scientists at 11 sites along the mainstream of the Mekong and the Bassac River in Viet Nam.

Published on: 01 Jun 2015
File size: 9 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Fisheries

MRC Guidelines on Disclosure of Data, Information and Knowledge

Revised version, May 2015

The Guidelines establish the administrative rules and regulations on access to data, information and knowledge held by the Mekong River Commission Secretariat and the materials available. They define the categories of data, information and knowledge available to the general public or to interested individuals and groups and are built on a presumption in favour of disclosure.

Published on: 31 May 2015
File size: 256 KB - Language: English

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The Lower Mekong Basin Report Card on Water Quality for 2013

Volume 4

The Water Quality Report Card contains the most important information found in the annual water quality report condensed in to an easy to digest format. This volume summarizes water quality status of the Mekong River for the protection of human health and aquatic life, as well as, for agricultural use.

Published on: 29 Apr 2015
File size: 7.4 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Environmental Health

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Identification Handbook of Freshwater Zooplankton of the Mekong River and its Tributaries

MRC Technical Paper No.45

A specialized taxonomic document containing all the species of zooplankton found in the lower Mekong River, from the MRC’s monitoring programme and other studies. The MRC hopes the book will assist Member Countries’ national experts and other scientists in other fields of study in assessing and monitoring environmental health of the Lower Mekong Basin.

Published on: 01 Apr 2015
File size: 7.9 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Environmental Health

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Annual Report 2014


Published on: 31 Mar 2015
File size: 3.8 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Agriculture & Irrigation, People, Basin Planning, Sustainable Hydropower, River Transport, Environmental Health, Fisheries, Flood & Drought, Climate Change

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2013 Lower Mekong Regional Water Quality Monitoring Report

MRC Technical Paper No.51

The Lower Mekong Regional Water Quality Report is an annual report that provides a detailed study of the current status of the water quality in the Mekong River. The routine water quality monitoring under the WQMN has become one of the key environmental monitoring activities implemented under the MRC Environment Programme, supporting the implementation of the Procedures for Water Quality.

Published on: 28 Feb 2015
File size: 3 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Environmental Health

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MRC Annual Report 2012


Published on: 23 Feb 2015
File size: 5.5 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change, Flood & Drought, Fisheries, Environmental Health, River Transport, Sustainable Hydropower, Basin Planning, Agriculture & Irrigation, People

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Operating Expenses Budget 2014

Income and Expenditure Statement for the year ended 31 December 2014


Published on: 31 Dec 2014
File size: 3.1 MB - Language: English

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Financial Statements 2014

for the year ended 31 December 2014


Published on: 31 Dec 2014
File size: 3.5 MB - Language: English

Guiding considerations on transboundary monitoring for LMB hydropower planning and management

MRC Initiative on Sustainable Hydropower (ISH)

This report provides a guiding framework for transboundary monitoring of keys basin disciplines to assist hydropower decision-making and management.

Published on: 16 Dec 2014
File size: 4.3 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Fisheries, Sustainable Hydropower

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Rapid Basin-wide Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Tool (RSAT) - Full

Joint Initiative

The RSAT is a multi-stakeholder dialogue and assessment tool designed to assess hydropower development and management issues at a basin wide level.

Published on: 02 Dec 2014
File size: 13 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Sustainable Hydropower

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Multi-Media (Water, Sediment, Biota) Monitoring and Assessment Report

MRC Technical Paper No.41

This paper provides the results of a study commissioned by the Mekong River Commission Secretariat to monitor and assess the status of a wide range of environmental conditions in the Mekong riverine environment. For this purpose, pollutants and other environmental parameters in different media were measured during one survey, including water, sediment and biota.

Published on: 01 Dec 2014
File size: 3.5 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Environmental Health

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Local Demonstration Projects on Climate Change Adaptation: Final report of the first batch project in Cambodia

Demonstration Project Series No. 1

This report presents key activities and results of the first batch local demonstration project on climate change in Cambodia. The project addressed adaptation issues in four districts of Prey Veng Province: Peam Ro, Peam Chor, Mesang and Preah Sdech, including the involvement of 195 direct beneficiaries in pond restoration.

Published on: 01 Dec 2014
File size: 4.2 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change

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Local Demonstration Projects on Climate Change Adaptation: Final report of the first batch project in Lao PDR

Demonstration Project Series No. 1

This report presents key activities and results of the first batch local demonstration project on climate change in Lao PDR. The project addressed a variety of adaptation options, including irrigation extension, flood-tolerant rice plantations, etc., in three villages of Champhone District: Kengkok Neua, Nakathang and Taleo.

Published on: 01 Dec 2014
File size: 10 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change

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Local Demonstration Projects on Climate Change Adaptation: Final report of the first batch project in Thailand

Demonstration Project Series No. 1

This report presents key activities and results of the first batch local demonstration project on climate change in Thailand. The project addressed adaptation planning in Sai Na Wang and Wng Luang districts in the Young River Basin of Kalasin and Roi-Et Provinces.

Published on: 01 Dec 2014
File size: 9.8 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change

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Local Demonstration Projects on Climate Change Adaptation: Final report of the first batch project in Viet Nam

Demonstration Project Series No. 1

This report presents key activities and results of the first batch local demonstration project on climate change in Viet Nam. The project covered Kien Giang Province and provided support to the Kien Giang provincial authority in developing an Action Plan to address climate change challenges under the National Target Programme.

Published on: 01 Dec 2014
File size: 7.4 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change

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