Situation Report on Dry Season Hydrological Conditions in LMB: Nov 2020–May 2021

This Situation Report presents a preliminary analysis of the Lower Mekong River Basin hydro-meteorological conditions over the 2020–2021 dry season. It shows fluctuations in water levels in the upper reaches of the Mekong mainstream in Lao PDR and Thailand, as well as low water volume stored in the Tonle Sap Lake. Rainfall in April–May was the highest on record for these months for the last 18 years in places. Overall, flows in the Mekong in the first five months of 2021 were also higher than the long-term average, except for December 2020 where flows in the Mekong mainstream were closer to normal. But river flows did not increase significantly.

Download | Published on: 30 Jun 2021 | Language: English | Size: 2.7 MB

Situation Report on Hydrological Conditions in the LMB in July–December 2020

The report presents a preliminary analysis of the hydro-meteorological conditions in the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) in July–December 2020. The report suggests that the LMB experience a second year of low flows at the beginning and a delayed onset of the wet season in 2020, with some parts experiencing low flows and appearing to be worse than that in 2019.

Download | Published on: 21 May 2021 | Language: English | Size: 2.1 MB

Situation Report On Hydrological Conditions In the LMB in January-July 2020

The report presents a preliminary analysis of the hydro-meteorological conditions in the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) in January-July 2020 and identifies multiple possible causes of the low flows and drought in 2020.

Download | Published on: 07 Aug 2020 | Language: English | Size: 11 MB

Annual Mekong Hydrology, Flood and Drought Report 2018

The report will replaces the Annual Mekong Flood Report to provide an annual summary on different hydrological subjects, ranging from flood, hydrology, and drought recognition to monitoring and early warning, remote sensing, modelling, and water management.

Download | Published on: 09 Jul 2020 | Language: English | Size: 11 MB

Understanding the Mekong River's hydrological conditions: A commentary note on the Eyes on Earth study

This publication discusses the Mekong River’s hydrological conditions, as it attempts to offer a brief commentary on the “Monitoring the Quantity of Water Flowing Through the Upper Mekong Basin Under Natural (Unimpeded) Conditions” study by Alan Basist and Claude Williams.

Download | Published on: 21 Apr 2020 | Language: English | Size: 6.1 MB

Drought Management Strategy for the Lower Mekong Basin 2020-2025

The DMS 2020-2025 aims to address interests and needs in drought management and mitigation in the MRC Member Countries. It was formulated based on the objectives and strategic goals of the Drought Management Programme 2011-2015.

Download | Published on: 16 Dec 2019 | Language: English | Size: 9.6 MB

Annual Mekong Flood Report 2017

The report elaborates on methods to assess conditions in the Lower Mekong River Basin, 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.

Download | Published on: 23 Sep 2019 | Language: English | Size: 31 MB

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

The report provides the basis for damage assessment from flood and quantitative flood risk analysis for the preparation of the Mekong Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan (MASAP).

Download | Published on: 28 Jun 2019 | Language: English | Size: 6.2 MB

Social Impact Monitoring and Vulnerability Assessment (SIMVA) 2014
Technical Paper No.64

The SIMVA report is the largest socio-economic survey and study conducted along the Mekong mainstream and floodplain areas to understand the occurrence and impacts from floods, droughts and extreme weather, and identification of longer-term trends at community level.

Download | Published on: 18 Oct 2018 | Language: English | Size: 4.9 MB

Annual Mekong Flood Report 2016

Under the theme of “Emerging technologies to cope with flood”, the report looks ahead at the direction through which flood management could go using new technologies. It discusses what technologies the MRC is using and explores other emerging technologies to cope with floods.

Download | Published on: 03 Feb 2018 | Language: English | Size: 15 MB