Publications related to Climate Change

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Mekong Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan

The Mekong Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan (MASAP) is a statement of the Lower Mekong Basin (MRC) countries setting out MRC’s strategic priorities and actions at basin level to address climate change risks and strengthen basin-wide resilience. The MASAP identifies critical climate change impacts which can be better addressed through transboundary cooperation; it also enhances the capacity of Member Countries in implementing their own national strategies.

Published on: 30 Aug 2018
File size: 2.2 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change

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THE COUNCIL STUDY

The Study on the Sustainable Development and Management of the Mekong River Basin, including Impacts by Mainstream Hydropower Projects

The ‘Council Study’ was conducted by the MRC from 2012 to 2017. It aims to provide an objective scientific assessment of the environmental, social and economic costs and benefits of existing and planned water resource developments in the Lower Mekong Basin to inform decision makers. The study results will be integrated into the MRC knowledge base to enhance the Basin Development Planning process. It helps promote capacity and ensure technology transfer to the Member Countries.

Published on: 19 Feb 2018
File size: 224 KB - Language: English
Topic(s): Agriculture & Irrigation, Basin Planning, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Fisheries, Flood & Drought, River Transport, Sustainable Hydropower

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List of Initiative Sustainable Hydropower study reports and documents

The list provides a good overview of the most updated study reports and documents from the MRC on initiative sustainable hydropower.

Published on: 16 Nov 2017
File size: 1.2 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Agriculture & Irrigation, Basin Planning, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Fisheries, Flood & Drought, People, PNPCA Prior Consultation, River Transport, Sustainable Hydropower

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Transboundary Fisheries Management Issues in the Mekong and Sekong Rivers of Cambodia and Lao PDR

This technical report describes priority issues for fisheries management in the Mekong and Sekong Rivers along the borders of Cambodia and Lao PDR. It cites exploitative fishing practices, habitat degradation, and lack of fisheries data and their sharing between two countries’ affected provinces as some of the key issues identified. This is a joint paper produced by the two countries under the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project.

Published on: 07 Sep 2017
File size: 2.9 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Sustainable Hydropower, Climate Change, Fisheries

MEKONG DELTA Issue paper 7 Sep 17 for web 1

Transboundary Water Resources Management Issues in the Mekong Delta of Cambodia and Viet Nam

This technical report explains priority issues for the management of water resources in the Mekong Delta across Cambodia and Viet Nam. The issues identified include lack of strategic transboundary management plan of flood and drought control, uncoordinated development of water infrastructure and limited monitoring network on hydrological, meteorological and water quality data. This is a joint paper produced by the two countries under the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project.

Published on: 07 Sep 2017
File size: 2.7 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change, Fisheries, Flood & Drought

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Transboundary Dialogue

Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project

This brochure describes an overview of the five bilateral projects of the four Mekong countries that addresses cross-border water resources management issues through transboundary dialogue and cooperation. These projects are part of the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project that promotes more coordinated planning and management of shared resources in the region within each territory, between the countries and across the Lower Mekong Basin.

Published on: 08 Aug 2017
File size: 6.3 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change, Fisheries, Flood & Drought, PNPCA Prior Consultation, Sustainable Hydropower

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COUNCIL STUDY Study on Sustainable Management and Development of the Mekong River

Progress Brief, August 2017

“A comprehensive state-of-the-art, integrated and cross-sectoral study on sustainable management and development of the Mekong River; for the environment, people, and economy.”

Published on: 31 Jul 2017
File size: 3.8 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Agriculture & Irrigation, Basin Planning, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Fisheries, Flood & Drought, People, Sustainable Hydropower

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Basin Development Strategy 2016-2020

MRC Strategic Plan, together with the four National Indicative Plans of MRC
Member Countries, represents a collective MRC response to address the strategic priorities and actions set forth in the updated IWRM-based Mekong Basin Development Strategy (BDS), and the institutional recommendations in the Roadmap for Decentralisation.

Published on: 05 Apr 2016
File size: 2.8 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Agriculture & Irrigation, Basin Planning, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Fisheries, Flood & Drought, People, River Transport, Sustainable Hydropower

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Strategic Plan 2016-2020

This Strategic Plan sets out how for the period 2016-2020 the MRC will deliver the role established by the 1995 Mekong Agreement: to promote and coordinate sustainable development and management of the Mekong’s water and related natural resources.

Published on: 05 Apr 2016
File size: 5 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Agriculture & Irrigation, Basin Planning, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Fisheries, Flood & Drought, People, River Transport, Sustainable Hydropower

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20 Years of Cooperation

The year 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the Mekong Agreement on Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin. Signed in Chiang Rai on April 5, 1995, the agreement between Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam...

Published on: 13 Jan 2016
File size: 6.4 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Agriculture & Irrigation, Basin Planning, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Fisheries, Flood & Drought, People, River Transport, Sustainable Hydropower

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Annual Report 2014


Published on: 31 Mar 2015
File size: 3.8 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Agriculture & Irrigation, People, Basin Planning, Sustainable Hydropower, River Transport, Environmental Health, Fisheries, Flood & Drought, Climate Change

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MRC Annual Report 2012


Published on: 23 Feb 2015
File size: 5.5 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change, Flood & Drought, Fisheries, Environmental Health, River Transport, Sustainable Hydropower, Basin Planning, Agriculture & Irrigation, People

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Local Demonstration Projects on Climate Change Adaptation: Final report of the first batch project in Cambodia

Demonstration Project Series No. 1

This report presents key activities and results of the first batch local demonstration project on climate change in Cambodia. The project addressed adaptation issues in four districts of Prey Veng Province: Peam Ro, Peam Chor, Mesang and Preah Sdech, including the involvement of 195 direct beneficiaries in pond restoration.

Published on: 01 Dec 2014
File size: 4.2 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change

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Local Demonstration Projects on Climate Change Adaptation: Final report of the first batch project in Lao PDR

Demonstration Project Series No. 1

This report presents key activities and results of the first batch local demonstration project on climate change in Lao PDR. The project addressed a variety of adaptation options, including irrigation extension, flood-tolerant rice plantations, etc., in three villages of Champhone District: Kengkok Neua, Nakathang and Taleo.

Published on: 01 Dec 2014
File size: 10 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change

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Local Demonstration Projects on Climate Change Adaptation: Final report of the first batch project in Thailand

Demonstration Project Series No. 1

This report presents key activities and results of the first batch local demonstration project on climate change in Thailand. The project addressed adaptation planning in Sai Na Wang and Wng Luang districts in the Young River Basin of Kalasin and Roi-Et Provinces.

Published on: 01 Dec 2014
File size: 9.8 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change

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Local Demonstration Projects on Climate Change Adaptation: Final report of the first batch project in Viet Nam

Demonstration Project Series No. 1

This report presents key activities and results of the first batch local demonstration project on climate change in Viet Nam. The project covered Kien Giang Province and provided support to the Kien Giang provincial authority in developing an Action Plan to address climate change challenges under the National Target Programme.

Published on: 01 Dec 2014
File size: 7.4 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change

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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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International experiences on the formulation and implementation of transboundary climate change adaptation strategies

This paper provides a review of existing transboundary/basin-wide adaptation strategies. Relevant international basins and regions worldwide were first identified for the review. These include the adaptation strategies of the Nile, Danube, Rhine, Neman, ASEAN, and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa-East African Community-Southern African Development Community, as well as the European Adaptation Strategy and the Amazonian Strategic Cooperation Agenda.

Published on: 01 Oct 2014
File size: 3.6 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change

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