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
The 2017 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. Additionally, the report describes spatial and temporal changes observed in the Mekong River water quality and discusses transboundary water quality issue observed in 2017.
Published on: 08 Jul 2019
File size: 2.1 MB - Language: English
The first basin-wide probabilistic flood modelling has been completed using
available data at MRCS through the extension of hydrodynamic models, use of 2D
modelling techniques for pilot tributaries and 2D direct rainfall runoff cell based
modelling and analysis. The work provides the basis for damage assessment and
further quantitative flood risk analysis for the preparation of the MASAP (Mekong
Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan)...
Published on: 28 Jun 2019
File size: 6.2 MB - Language: English
This report, presented through visuals and stories, depicts the efforts by the MRC over six years to transform dialogue to cooperation at the cross-boundary level. It provides accounts on how the Commission, through its Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project, has strengthened integrated water resources management in the lower Mekong basin via five different projects.
Published on: 03 Jun 2019
File size: 10 MB - Language: English
Published on: 17 May 2019
File size: 1008 KB - Language: English
PNPCA Prior Consultation,
Published on: 14 May 2019
File size: 2.8 MB - Language: English
This report provides details on how the irrigation database was designed, including on how the data sources, approaches and methods of analysis and processing, and metadata were gathered and processed. It reviews the current situation of irrigation in the LMB as well as recommendations for further database improvement. The irrigation database attached to this report is archived in MRC Data and Information Services Portal at http://portal.mrcmekong.org/index
Published on: 11 Jan 2019
File size: 8.3 MB - Language: English
Agriculture & Irrigation
This technical reference paper presents the review by the MRC Secretariat on the design change made for the Xayaburi hydropower project. Based on all the documentation made available by the Government of Lao PDR and the project developer, this review analyses how the revised design of the project addresses the recommendations of the Xayaburi Technical Review Report as well as the concerns raised during the prior consultation process.
Published on: 09 Jan 2019
File size: 2.5 MB - Language: English
PNPCA Prior Consultation,
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: 18 Oct 2018
File size: 4.9 MB - Language: English
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: 27 Sep 2018
File size: 112 KB - Language: English