Technical Paper Series

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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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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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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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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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2017 Lower Mekong Regional Water Quality Monitoring Report

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

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Irrigation database improvement for the Lower Mekong Basin: MRC technical report

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
Topic(s): Agriculture & Irrigation

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Review of the design change made for Xayaburi hydropower project: A technical reference paper

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
Topic(s): PNPCA Prior Consultation, Sustainable Hydropower

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

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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: 14 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: 06 Jun 2018
File size: 1.5 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Environmental Health, Flood & Drought

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2015 Lower Mekong Regional Water Quality Monitoring Report

The Lower Mekong Regional Water Quality Report is an annual regional report that provides a detailed study of the current status of the water quality in the Lower Mekong River. The report includes 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.

Published on: 25 Apr 2018
File size: 2.9 MB - Language: English

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

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2014 Lower Mekong Regional Water Quality Monitoring Report

MRC Technical Paper No.60

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: 01 Jun 2016
File size: 3.1 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Environmental Health

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Review of Existing Knowledge on the Effectiveness and Economics of Fish-Friendly Turbines

MRC Technical Paper No.57

This document reviews existing knowledge on the effectiveness and economic of fish-friendly turbines being used globally. The report provides current information on Fish-Friendly Turbine technologies, ways that different turbines influence fish injury and survival, economic trade-offs for different types and scales of turbines, and applicability of Fish-Friendly Turbine technologies and trade-offs at hydropower projects on the mainstream of the Lower Mekong River.

Published on: 31 Jul 2015
File size: 2.5 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

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