Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

Sustainable Hydropower Development Strategy: A Basin-wide Strategy for a Changing Mekong River Basin

The Sustainable Hydropower Development Strategy 2021 presents the MRC’s approach toward mega infrastructure project development including hydropower projects in the Lower Mekong River Basin. It provide a framework for how to “avoid, minimize and mitigate” the transboundary impact of hydropower projects. It defines three strategic areas for the MRC to work on: Consideration of Integrated Water Use, Environmental and Socio-economic Factors; Efficient Hydropower Generation and Distribution Mechanisms; and finally, Information System and Capacity Building.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajutpe | Published on: 20 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

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

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 | Published on: 16 Jun 2021 | 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

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

Hydropower Mitigation Guidelines (Volume 2)

The guidelines provide mitigation guidance for design and operations of hydropower facilities to support basin planning and management and project development requirements.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg6cq | Published on: 02 Jan 2019 | Language: English

Hydropower Mitigation Guidelines (Volume 1)

The guidelines provide mitigation guidance for design and operations of hydropower facilities to support basin planning and management and project development requirements.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg6c9 | Published on: 02 Jan 2019 | Language: English

Guidelines for Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment (TbEIA) in the Lower Mekong River Basin: A Working Document

The guidelines for TbEIA sets to facilitate cooperation in conducting environmental impact assessment for projects with potential transboundary environmental impacts.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg6hp | Published on: 02 Oct 2018 | Language: English

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