Publications

Handbook on Mainstreaming Gender into the Mekong River Commission’s Core Functions and Activities: A Guidebook for a Gender-Responsive and Resilient Lower Mekong River Basin

The Handbook for Gender Mainstreaming into the MRC Core Functions and Activities offers a supporting tool – or a guiding note – to assist the MRC to effectively integrate a gender perspective into all aspects of its work, from the development, update and application of strategic tools, procedures, normative guidelines, studies, and organizational strengthening to designing and advocating for joint actions. It also provides a working aid to integrate gender perspectives during the course of the BDS 2021–2030 and SP 2021-2025 implementation, and beyond

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajutqn | Published on: 30 Dec 2022 | Language: English

Hydropower Mitigation Guidelines (Volume 3)

This is the third and last volume of the MRC’s Hydropower Mitigation Guidelines. This third volume discusses how promising mitigation options have been modelled and analysed for all mainstream dams.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg0o6 | Published on: 28 Sept 2020 | Language: English

Technical Review Report on Prior Consultation for the Luang Prabang Hydropower Project

The report was prepared to support the prior consultation process for the proposed Luang Prabang hydropower project. It provides a scientific review of the documentation submitted to the MRC by the Lao National Mekong Committee, covering hydrology and hydraulics, sediment and geomorphology, water quality and aquatic ecology, fish passage and fisheries, navigation, dam safety, and socio-economic aspects.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg3u2 | Published on: 14 Jul 2020 | Language: English

Understanding the1995 Mekong Agreement and the Five MRC Procedures: A Handbook

This Handbook provides a perspective on how the 1995 Mekong Agreement and the five MRC’s Procedures supports sustainable outcomes to development and realise the positive benefits of cooperation.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg3u8 | Published on: 25 May 2020 | Language: English

An inception report on piloting a Joint Environmental Monitoring Programme on two Mekong Mainstream Dams ‘Don Sahong Hydropower Project and Xayaburi Hydropower Project’

The inception report explains how and why the piloting on the two Mekong mainstream dams (Xayaburi and Don Sahong) is being conducted. It details the types of monitoring to collect data around five disciplines: hydrology and hydraulics, sediment, water quality, aquatic ecology, and fish and fisheries.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg3ub | Published on: 20 May 2020 | Language: English

Interactive report for the Council Study: Findings and Recommendations

This snapshot ้highlights key findings and recommendations of the Council Study, including on potential benefits and impacts of water resource developments in different sectors, and underlines needs and opportunities in the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB).

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg58l | Published on: 23 Sept 2019 | Language: English

Summary of Minutes of the 49th Meeting of the MRC Joint Committee
4 September 2019, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg58u | Published on: 11 Sept 2019 | Language: English

2017 Lower Mekong Regional Water Quality Monitoring Report

The 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.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg58x | Published on: 08 Jul 2019 | Language: English

Joint Action Plan for the Implementation of the Statement on the Prior Consultation Process for the Pak Beng Hydropower Project

The Joint Action Plan provides mechanisms for ongoing feedback and data exchange and sharing of knowledge between Lao PDR and the MRC, with regard to the ongoing design, construction and operation of the Pak Beng Hydropower Project.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg6bo | Published on: 05 Apr 2019 | Language: English

Statement on the Prior Consultation Process for the Pak Lay Hydropower Project in Lao PDR

The MRC Secretariat publishes this Statement on the Prior Consultation Process for the Pak Lay Hydropower Project “unedited” as the approved version by the Mekong River Commission Joint Committee at its Special Session on the Prior Consultation Process for the Pak Lay Hydropower Project on 4 April 2019.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg6bl | Published on: 05 Apr 2019 | Language: English

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