Reports

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Annual Mekong Hydrology, Flood and Drought Report 2018

This is the first Annual Mekong Hydrology, Flood and Drought Report 2018, which replaces the Annual Mekong Flood Report. Its theme takes the integrated approach into account, and information around flood and drought topics is compiled. It covers different hydrological subjects, ranging from flood, hydrology, and drought recognition to monitoring and early warning, remote sensing, modelling, and water management, in order to provide an annual summary of the previous year and to enhance knowledge and awareness.

Published on: 09 Jul 2020
File size: 11 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Flood & Drought

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Piloting a Joint Environmental Monitoring Programme on two Mekong mainstream dams: An inception report

The inception report provides a full picture of how and why the piloting on the two Mekong mainstream dams the Xayaburi and the Don Sahong is being conducted. It details the types of monitoring and where the monitoring is done at each of the dam sites in order to collect data around five disciplines: hydrology and hydraulics, sediment, water quality, aquatic ecology, and fish and fisheries.

Published on: 20 May 2020
File size: 7.8 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Sustainable Hydropower

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Understanding the Mekong River's hydrological conditions: A commentary note on the Eyes on Earth study

This publication discusses the Mekong River’s hydrological conditions, as it attempts to offer a brief commentary on the “Monitoring the Quantity of Water Flowing Through the Upper Mekong Basin Under Natural (Unimpeded) Conditions” study by Alan Basist and Claude Williams. The commentary notes that more scientific evidence is necessary to conclude that the 2019 drought was in large part caused by water storage in Upper Mekong dams. Instead, the problems were diverse in space and time.

Published on: 21 Apr 2020
File size: 6.1 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Flood & Drought

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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: 06 Feb 2020
File size: 20 MB - Language: English

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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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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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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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Annual Mekong Flood Report 2017

This publication is the 13th in a sequence of Annual Mekong Flood Reports by the MRC. The report argues that from the hydrological viewpoint, the year 2017 was rather normal without exceptionally big floods or devastating drought periods.

The report elaborates on methods to assess conditions in the LMB, tools for forecasting flood and drought, and explains the regional flood and drought situation in the current year by means of one overarching and four country-related sections.

Published on: 23 Sep 2019
File size: 31 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Flood & Drought

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