Publications in English
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.
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.
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.
Key Achievements and Success Stories
The Annual Report describes the success stories of the key achievements and progress of the Mekong River Commission during 2021 as the first year of implementation of the MRC Strategic Plan (MRC SP) 2021-2025, which is integrated with the Basin Development Strategy (BDS) 2021-2030. Despite having a difficult year in 2021 during the pandemic, some major preparatory work has been completed to pave the way for the implementation of the Strategic Plan 2021-2025. The five Strategic Priorities are identified to direct the realization of 11 BDS Outcomes and 30 Outputs by 2030. The MRC SP 2021-2025 is also based on these five strategic priorities or dimensions, namely Environment, Social, Economic, Climate Change, and Cooperation Dimensions. Each dimension reflects each SP with its equal importance to deliver BDS Outcomes and Outputs. A total of 95 routine and non-routine activities are deemed necessary to achieve these Outputs.
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.