Technical Paper Series

Annual Water Quality Data Assessment Report 2011
Technical Paper No.40

The report provides a detailed study of the 2011 status of the water quality in the Mekong River. It assesses water quality monitoring data monitored by the Water Quality Monitoring Network laboratories, and provides recommendations for future monitoring.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajgsdy | Published on: 31 May 2013 | Language: English

Flood Situation Report 2011
Technical Paper No.36

The report provides information about the meteorological conditions, which caused heavy rainfall in many parts of the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) and led to a critical flood situation, particularly in the lower part of the LMB.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajgt7r | Published on: 01 Nov 2011 | Language: English

Roads and Floods: Best Practice Guidelines for the Integrated Planning and Design of Economically Sound and Environmentally Friendly Roads in the Mekong Floodplains of Cambodia and Viet Nam
Technical Paper No.35

The report presents a study on road development in a sensitive ecosystem like the floodplain of the Mekong in a sustainable manner that minimizes the impacts on the benefits of the annual inundations and at the same time reduces damage to roads.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajgt9k | Published on: 01 Oct 2011 | Language: English

Prior Consultation Project Review Report for Proposed Xayaburi Dam Project

This Report highlights a number of areas of uncertainty on which further information is needed to address possible transboundary impacts of the proposed Xayaburi hydropower project.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajhyl3 | Published on: 24 Mar 2011 | Language: English

Review of Climate Change Adaptation Methods and Tools
Technical Paper No.34

The report provides an introduction to the theoretical landscape of planning adaptation to climate change and draws out key issues that are relevant to countries in the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) in the selection of approaches for adaptation planning.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajhym7 | Published on: 01 Dec 2010 | Language: English

Social Impact Monitoring and Vulnerability Assessment (SIMVA) 2010
Technical Paper No.30

The report assesses the number of people relying on the Mekong River’s natural resources for their livelihoods, where these populations are located, and how
vulnerable they might be to changes triggered by regulated flows.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajhym9 | Published on: 01 Dec 2010 | Language: English

An Assessment of Environmental Impacts of Tourism in the Lower Mekong River Basin
Technical Paper No.28

The report assesses the past, current and predicted bio-physical, sociocultural and economic impacts of tourism development in the Lower Mekong River Basin and identify concerns of trans-boundary and basin-wide character.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajhym4 | Published on: 01 Dec 2010 | Language: English

Impacts of Climate Change and Development on Mekong Flow Regimes: First Assessment 2009
MRC Technical Paper No.29

This paper presents the framework of the climate change analysis and its application to the Basin Development Plan scenarios, and the results of the Decision Support Framework (DSF) models for the analysis of the climate change impacts.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajhyp1 | Published on: 01 Jun 2010 | Language: English

The Mekong River Report Card on Water Quality (Volume 2) : Assessment on Human Potential Impacts on Mekong River Water Quality

The Report Card on Water Quality provides an overview of water quality of the Mekong and Bassac Rivers based on data obtained by the MRC from 2007 to 2011.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajhyp4 | Published on: 01 Jun 2010 | Language: English

Biomonitoring Methods for the Lower Mekong River Basin

This technical handbook was designed for environmental agency staff and scientists in the MRC Member Countries, and covers practical methodologies on biomonitoring as a tool for evaluating the ecological health of the Mekong River.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajhypg | Published on: 01 Apr 2010 | Language: English

Report on the 2008 biomonitoring Survey of the Lower Mekong River and selected tributaries
MRC Technical Paper No.27

This report describes the biomonitoring survey conducted in 2008 in the Lower Mekong River Basin and contributes to the evaluation of the overall ecological health of the river.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajhypn | Published on: 01 Feb 2010 | Language: English

Multi-Functionality of Paddy Fields over the Lower Mekong River Basin
MRC Technical Paper No.26

This paper describes the multifunctional roles of paddy fields in the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB), focusing on the Mekong Delta region focused on the Northeastern region of Thailand.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajhz59 | Published on: 01 Feb 2010 | Language: English