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Basin-Wide Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Hydropower Production

Published on: 14 May 2019
File size: 2.8 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change, Sustainable Hydropower

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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

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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How the Mekong River Commission Benefits Lao PDR: A Personal Reflection

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
Topic(s): Sustainable Hydropower

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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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Mitigation of the Impacts of Dams on Fisheries: A Primer

Hortle, K.G. and So Nam (2017) Mitigation of the impacts of dams on fisheries — A Primer. Mekong Development Series No. 7. Mekong River Commission, Vientiane Lao PDR. 86 pages. ISSN: 1680-4023.

Thousands of dams have been built in the Mekong Basin, mainly for irrigation, water supply, and/or hydropower, with many more projects planned. Dams obstruct watercourses, alter flow patterns, and change aquatic environments, which can cause various negative impacts on fisheries and the millions of people who depend upon them. This report summarises the main impacts of dams and some approaches to mitigating negative impacts on fisheries.

Published on: 24 May 2018
File size: 9.7 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Fisheries

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Lee Trap Fishery Monitoring in Southern Laos Reveals Fishery Resources Degradation from 2008 to 2013

This short management series report presents findings from the Lee Trap Fishery Monitoring Programme in Southern Lao PDR between 2008 and 2013, the programme aiming to track the abundance and diversity of migratory white fish in the Lower Mekong River, and to provide valuable information on fisheries resources for fisheries management. The report concludes that fishery resources in southern Lao PDR is degraded in some extent and calls for more research and deeper analysis to prove the results.

Published on: 17 May 2018
File size: 2.8 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Fisheries

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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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