Publications in 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
Mekong River Commission Stakeholder Engagement Handbook (1st ed.)
This handbook provides guidance on the principles and practice of stakeholder engagement within the MRC’s cooperation context. It spells out the different types of stakeholders, the engagement mechanisms and channels, and the related access and dissemination of information. It aims to contribute to increasing the understanding of the MRC’s principles and approaches in working with diverse stakeholders who have interests and concerns over the development and management of the Mekong River System.
Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.qx5yns | Published on: 28 Jul 2021 | 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: 23 Jul 2021 | Language: English
Situation Report on Dry Season Hydrological Conditions in the Lower Mekong River Basin: November 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 | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.qx5yo1 | Published on: 30 Jun 2021 | Language: English
Mekong Strategy for Basin-wide Environmental Management for Environmental Assets of Regional Importance 2021–2025
The Mekong Strategy for Basin-wide Environmental Management for Environmental Assets of Regional Importance (SBEM) is a cooperative regional strategy to protect environmental and ecological assets, including those providing ecosystem services in the basin. It provides an opportunity to implement a cooperative strategy where capacity can be built, and best management practices and information can be shared. Ultimately, the SBEM will establish a permanent regional network of environmental assets of regional importance within the LMB, which will be protected and managed for generations to come.
Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajutqu | Published on: 21 Jun 2021 | Language: English
Project-based Action Plan for Implementing the Strategy for Basin-wide Environmental Management for Environmental Assets of Regional Importance 2021–2025
This report provides practical guidance to Member Countries and partners on implementing the strategic priorities and actions of the Strategy for Basin-wide Environmental Management through a coordinated approach. It describes a set of 13 projects forming a coherent work programme across the 12 priority environmental assets of regional importance. The report includes a sustainable funding strategy for Member Countries and the MRC to pursue, an outline of the governance, roles and responsibilities, risk management and monitoring, evaluation and reporting arrangements.
Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.qx5ynx | Published on: 21 Jun 2021 | Language: English
Technical Guidelines on the Implementation of the Procedures for Water Quality
The Technical Guidelines facilitates the implementation of the Procedures for Water Quality (PWQ) – one of the five Mekong Agreement’s Procedural Rules. The objective of the PWQ is to “establish a cooperative framework for the maintenance of acceptable/good water quality to promote the sustainable development of the Mekong River Basin.”
Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ay2l12 | Published on: 16 Jun 2021 | Language: English
Situation Report on Hydrological Conditions in the Lower Mekong River Basin 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 | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.qx5yo2 | Published on: 21 May 2021 | Language: English
Expenditure Report 2020 for EU Grant
Expenditure Verification Report, 31 December 2020
Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg0n6 | Published on: 17 May 2021 | Language: English
Consolidated Financial Statements 2020
Consolidated Audited Statements and Independent Auditors' Report, 31 December 2020
Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg0nb | Published on: 17 May 2021 | Language: English