Technical Paper Series

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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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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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Climate Change Analysis in the Lower Mekong Basin: Review of Availability of Observed Meteorological Data

MRC Working Paper No.52

The purpose of this working paper is to build knowledge on the current status and gaps of meteorological data in the LMB for supporting climate change adaptation planning at different levels. The review also aims to help MRC identify additional data requirements from its Member Countries.

Published on: 01 Oct 2014
File size: 7 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change

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SIMVA 2011: Social Impact Monitoring and Vulnerability Assesment 2011

MRC Technical Paper No.42

This paper presents detailed information of a baseline study of the social conditions and vulnerability that are linked to the changes of water related resources in the Lower Mekong corridor in 2011. The survey set out to obtain data and information on people’s dependency on water resources, their resilience and climate change associated vulnerability, among other things.

Published on: 31 Aug 2014
File size: 3.4 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change, Environmental Health, People

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Report on the 2011 Biomonitoring Survey of the Lower Mekong River and selected tributaries

MRC Technical Paper No.43

This report describes the biomonitoring survey conducted in 2011 in the Lower Mekong Basin which contributes to the evaluation of the overall ecological health of the river.

Published on: 30 Apr 2014
File size: 1.6 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Environmental Health

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A guide to larvae and juvenile of some common fish species from the Mekong River Basin

MRC Technical Paper No.38

This guide provides descriptions and illustrations for larval and juvenile stages of 64 indigenous Mekong fishes, most of which are important in fisheries and some of which have high conservation significance.

Published on: 30 Aug 2013
File size: 30 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Fisheries, Basin Planning

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Integrated Analysis of Data from MRC Fisheries Monitoring Programmes in the Lower Mekong Basin

MRC Technical Paper No.33

This report analyses time series of data collected at more than 50 locations on capture fisheries in the Lower Mekong Basin, including dai fishery in Cambodia, lee trap fish in Southern Laos, fish larvae monitoring in Cambodia and Viet Nam and fish abundance and diversity monitoring in the four Mekong Member Countries. It provides status and trends of fish abundance and diversity, biomass and size for multispecies assemblage and for important species.

Published on: 30 Aug 2013
File size: 6.9 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Fisheries

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The Stationary Trawl (Dai) Fisheries of the Tonle Sap-Great Lake System, Cambodia

MRC Technical Paper No.32

This paper is a first attempt to compile and analyse a time series of the available data and information (1995-2010) about the Cambodian dai fishery, one of the most prominent fisheries of the country that lands approximately 14% of the annual catch from the Tonle Sap-Great Lake and River system.

Published on: 15 Aug 2013
File size: 8 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Fisheries

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Atlas of deep pools in the Lower Mekong River and some of its tributaries

MRC Technical Paper No.31

This atlas enhances knowledge and understanding of the distribution, ecological functioning and conservation of deep pools while synthesizing results from local ecological knowledge-based surveys and geomorphic statistical analysis of Mekong mainstream.

Published on: 15 Aug 2013
File size: 7.3 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Fisheries

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2011 Annual Water Quality Data Assessment Report

MRC Technical Paper No.40

The Annual Water Quality Report 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. The actual monitoring of water quality is being implemented by the designated laboratories of the Member Countries.

Published on: 31 May 2013
File size: 2.2 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Environmental Health

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Flood Situation Report 2011

Technical Paper No.36

The report provides information about the meteorological conditions, which caused heavy rainfall in many parts of the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) and led to a critical flood situation, particularly in the lower part of the LMB.

Published on: 01 Nov 2011
File size: 4.6 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Flood & Drought

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Roads and Floods: Best Practice Guidelines for the Integrated Planning and Design of Economically Sound and Environmentally Friendly Roads in the Mekong Floodplains of Cambodia and Viet Nam

Technical Paper No.35

The report presents a study on road development in a sensitive ecosystem like the floodplain of the Mekong in a sustainable manner that minimizes the impacts on the benefits of the annual inundations and at the same time reduces damage to roads

Published on: 01 Oct 2011
File size: 1.6 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Flood & Drought

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Review of climate change adaptation methods and tools

MRC Technical Paper No.34


Published on: 01 Dec 2010
File size: 989 KB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change

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Social Impact Monitoring and Vulnerability Assessment, Report on a Regional Pilot Study for the Mekong Corridor

MRC Technical Paper No.30


Published on: 01 Dec 2010
File size: 5.9 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Environmental Health, People

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An assessment of environmental impacts of tourism in the Lower Mekong Basin

MRC Technical Paper No.28

The objective of this report is to assess the past, current and predicted bio-physical, sociocultural and economic impacts of tourism development in the LMB and identify concerns of trans-boundary and basin-wide character

Published on: 01 Dec 2010
File size: 5.7 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Environmental Health, People

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Impacts Of Climate Change And Development On Mekong Flow Regimes First Assessment - 2009 (Technical Paper)

MRC Technical Paper No.29

This paper presents: (i) the framework of the climate change analysis and its application to the (BDP) Scenarios; (ii) the results of the Decision Support Framework (DSF) models for the analysis of the climate change impacts and the selected BDP Scenarios on flow regimes; and (iii) recommendations for further studies to identify suitable adaptation strategies for dealing with such impacts.

Published on: 01 Jun 2010
File size: 4 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change, Basin Planning

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Report On The 2008 Bio-Monitoring Survey Of The Lower Mekong River And Selected Tributaries

MRC Technical Paper No.27

This report describes the biomonitoring survey conducted in 2008 in the lower Mekong River and which contribute to the evaluation of the overall ecological health of the river.

Published on: 01 Feb 2010
File size: 1.7 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Environmental Health, Fisheries

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Multi-functionality of Paddy Fields Over the Lower Mekong Basin

MRC Technical Paper No.26

This paper describes the multifunctional roles of paddy fields in the LMB region which analysed in selected areas in Viet Nam and Thailand. In Viet Nam, the study focused on the Mekong Delta region whereas in Thailand it focused on the Northeastern region of the country.

Published on: 01 Feb 2010
File size: 19 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Agriculture & Irrigation

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