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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

2017 LMR WQM Report

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: 2.6 MB - Language: English

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Enhancement of Basin-wide Flood Analysis and Additional Simulations under Climate Change for Impact Assessment and MASAP Preparation

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
Topic(s): Climate Change, Sustainable Hydropower

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A journey towards integrated water resources management in the lower Mekong basin

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
Topic(s): People

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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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