Publications in English

Proceedings of the 1st ASEAN-MRC Water Security Dialogue: Solutions for a Changing Region

This is the proceedings of the 1st ASEAN–MRC Water Security Dialogue, organized on 19–20 August 2021. It captures key messages from the Dialogue, which serves as a platform to exchange novel ideas and identify possible areas for collaboration to further strengthen regional and local capacities in addressing water scarcity, water pollution, and water-related disaster risks, such as flood and drought. The inaugural ASEAN–MRC Water Security Dialogue tables three thematic solutions related to policy, technology, and partnership that can help countries in the Mekong and broader ASEAN address existential water security challenges that confront the region.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajutqy | Published on: 10 Jun 2022 | Language: English

Due Diligence Guideline

Due Diligence Guideline: is adopted as part of MRC’s commitments under the FPAC mechanism and aim to provide a generic framework to the procurement function of MRCS for undertaking due diligence on third parties that the MRC may engage in business and/or funding activities.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ao1kna | Published on: 08 Jun 2022 | Language: English

Personal Data Protection Guideline

Personal Data Protection Guideline: this guideline apply to all MRC employees who receive, store and/or process any personal data and relate to all personal data received, stored and/or processed by MRCS.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ao1knm | Published on: 08 Jun 2022 | Language: English

Consolidated Financial Statements 2021

Consolidated Audited Statements and Independent Auditors' Report, 31 December 2021

Download | Published on: 18 May 2022 | Language: English

Completion Report for the MRC Strategic Plan 2016–2020: Achievements

The Completion Report 2016–2020 presents the MRC’s key
achievements in terms of the completion of outputs, the achievements of outcomes and financial performance during the five-year implementation of the MRC Strategic Plan 2016–2020 and its Annual Work Plans. It also includes the lessons learned from that period, and how they formed the basis of the next planning cycle – the Basin Development Strategy 2021–2030 and the MRC Strategic Plan 2021–2025.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.qx5ynu | Published on: 26 Feb 2022 | Language: English

Mekong Low Flow and Drought
Conditions in 2019–2021: Hydrological Conditions in the Lower Mekong River Basin (Technical Report)

This technical report unravels the underlying drivers of the extremely low flows and drought based on an analysis of the available data the MRC has collected. Based on the findings, it suggests potential measures to address and mitigate the impacts of the hydrological droughts and storage on the Basin’s people.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.qx5yo7 | Published on: 13 Jan 2022 | Language: English

Annual Mekong Hydrology, Flood and Drought Report 2019: Drought in the Lower Mekong Basin

This paper reports on the condition of the Basin in 2019, including its hydrology/water flow, flood and drought. The year saw recorded unprecedented flow conditions in the Mekong mainstream and from tributaries. Erratic climatic fluctuations were also found, ranging from extreme dry to extreme wet within short periods of time. The report ends with key recommendations, looking forward.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajutoy | Published on: 27 Dec 2021 | Language: English

2018 Lower Mekong Water Quality Monitoring Report

This reports on the results of the monitoring of water quality across 48 stations in the LMB. The report shows the water quality in the Mekong and Bassac Rivers was still of good quality with the slight improvement compared with 2016. There was only a small number of measurements of chemical oxygen demand (COD) and dissolved oxygen (DO) that violated the MRC Water Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Human Health (WQGH) and the MRC Water Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Aquatic Life (WQGA). Most exceedances were recorded in the Delta. Of a slight concern was the DO level at Chau Doc, which violated the WQGH for all sampling occasions causing water quality for the protection of human health to be downgraded from ‘good’ in 2017 to ‘moderate’ in 2018.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.qx5ynz | Published on: 19 Nov 2021 | Language: English

The MRC Writing, Publication and Style Guide

The MRC Writing, Publication and Style Guide contains guidance on common problems of English grammar, spelling, hyphenation, capitalization, document referencing, in-text citations, and bibliography organization. First published in 2007, this second edition of the Guide is intended for creators of MRC’s documents and publications, including MRC Secretariat’s staff members and consultants as well as external users who need a style guide.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.qx5yo4 | Published on: 12 Nov 2021 | Language: English

Status and Trends of Fish Abundance and Diversity in the Lower Mekong Basin during 2007–2018

The report is the first ever large-scale study to consider both spatial and temporal variations of fish abundance and diversity in the LMB, using the MRC’s long-term fisheries monitoring data. The monitoring was conducted daily between 2007 and 2018 by professional fishers at 38 stations along the Mekong mainstream and its major tributaries. But only 25 sites were selected for the study due to incomplete data. Eleven of the 25 monitoring stations were in Cambodia, four in Lao PDR, and five each in Thailand and Viet Nam. The study found 617 fish species, belonging to 21 order and 80 families in the LMB from 2007 to 2018. Some 37,530,460 individuals, corresponding to 1,095,848 Kg of fishes were collected. Temporally, both fish diversity and catch have increased during the survey period in the Tonle Sap and the Mekong upstream in southern Laos and Thailand, informing the high diversity of these areas and that sampling effort is still growing.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.qx5yo0 | Published on: 18 Oct 2021 | Language: English

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