Publications related to Environmental Health

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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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Guidelines for Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment in the Lower Mekong Basin: A Working Document

For an open and transparent purpose, the MRC publishes this working version of the Guidelines for Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment in the Lower Mekong Basin (TbEIA). The TbEIA sets to facilitate cooperation in conducting EIA for projects with potential transboundary environmental impacts, while respecting the differences among the EIA legislations in member countries and specifics of their national EIA systems.

Published on: 02 Oct 2018
File size: 873 KB - Language: English
Topic(s): Environmental Health

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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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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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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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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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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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The Lower Mekong Basin Report Card on Water Quality for 2013

Volume 4

The Water Quality Report Card contains the most important information found in the annual water quality report condensed in to an easy to digest format. This volume summarizes water quality status of the Mekong River for the protection of human health and aquatic life, as well as, for agricultural use.

Published on: 29 Apr 2015
File size: 7.4 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Environmental Health

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Identification Handbook of Freshwater Zooplankton of the Mekong River and its Tributaries

MRC Technical Paper No.45

A specialized taxonomic document containing all the species of zooplankton found in the lower Mekong River, from the MRC’s monitoring programme and other studies. The MRC hopes the book will assist Member Countries’ national experts and other scientists in other fields of study in assessing and monitoring environmental health of the Lower Mekong Basin.

Published on: 01 Apr 2015
File size: 7.9 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Environmental Health

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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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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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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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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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MRC International Conference Publication

Cooperation for Water, Energy, and Food Security in Transboundary Basins under Changing Climate

The aim of this report is to present the main contributions from the participants of the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) international conference entitled: Cooperation for Water, Energy and Food Security in Transboundary Basins under Changing Climate, held in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam from 2–3 April, 2014.

Published on: 03 Sep 2014
File size: 4.7 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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