Publications related to Agriculture and Irrigation
The ‘Guidelines to Prioritising Fish Passage Barriers’ provides a concise method to identify the highest priority barriers for installing fishways on irrigation facilities in a selected catchment. The method is based on physical, biological and socio-economic considerations, and uses remote sensing tools and analysis to assess and rank large numbers of barriers.
The Fishway Inspection Manual focuses on assessing design and requirements for maintenance of fishway as a complementary document of the Fishway Guidelines for Irrigation Facilities. The Manual is intended to be used for practitioners on-site with the Fishway Guidelines.
The Fishway Monitoring Manual focuses on assessing fish migration with method of fishway monitoring as a complementary document of the Fishway Guidelines for Irrigation Facilities. The Manual is intended to be used for practitioners on-site with the Fishway Guidelines.
Fish-Friendly Irrigation: Guideline on Fishway Design, Construction, Operation, Maintenance and Adjustment
The ‘Guidelines on Fishway Design, Construction, Operation, Maintenance and Adjustment’ describes design principles and key design criteria when installing fishways on irrigation facilities as well as common mistakes in design. In addition, the Guidelines describes the processes and key considerations on construction, operation, maintenance, and adjustment of fishway.
Guidelines for Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment in the Lower Mekong River Basin (TbEIA)
The Guidelines for Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment in the Lower Mekong River Basin (TbEIA) is designed as a flexible document with perspective of its further elaboration based on gradually accumulated experience of Member Countries with a TbEIA application. It is also designed as a supporting tool applicable with respect to the different national EIA legislation systems in Member Countries. It builds on and supplements five MRC procedures, including the Procedures for Notification, Prior Consultation and Agreement; Procedures for Data and Information Exchange and Sharing; Procedures for Water Use Monitoring; Procedures for Maintenance of Flows on the Mainstream, and Procedures for Water Quality in addressing potential transboundary environmental impacts of development projects.
The new Preliminary Design Guidance is an updated version of the original PDG introduced in 2009. It incorporates not only what the MRC Member Countries have learnt from their own experience with hydropower, but also from examples and best practices around the world. It also includes the most current knowledge regarding design criteria, science and technology. While the older PDG spanned this range of construction and operation elements (hydraulics; sediment transport; geomorphology; water quality; aquatic ecology; fish and fisheries; dam safety; and navigation), the new PDG now includes hydrology and socio-economic impact to reflect the greater attention paid today to riparian communities and riverine livelihoods.
Handbook on Mainstreaming Gender into the Mekong River Commission’s Core Functions and Activities: A Guidebook for a Gender-Responsive and Resilient Lower Mekong River Basin
The Handbook for Gender Mainstreaming into the MRC Core Functions and Activities offers a supporting tool – or a guiding note – to assist the MRC to effectively integrate a gender perspective into all aspects of its work, from the development, update and application of strategic tools, procedures, normative guidelines, studies, and organizational strengthening to designing and advocating for joint actions. It also provides a working aid to integrate gender perspectives during the course of the BDS 2021–2030 and SP 2021-2025 implementation, and beyond
This guidance gives a preliminary guidance for applicable irrigation techniques and technologies in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB). This guidance was developed for the MRC Member Countries to use for mitigating impacts of climate change and natural disasters, addressing problems in irrigation sector, and improving irrigation systems in the LMB. This guidance also indicates the defects of irrigation techniques and technologies being utilized in the LMB and suggests where improvements could be made for better utilization.
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.
Progress and Achievements
The Annual Report covers the key achievements and progress of the Mekong River Commission for 2019, the fourth year of implementation of the MRC Strategic Plan (MRC SP) 2016-2020.