Publications related to Climate Change

Social Impact Monitoring and Vulnerability Assessment (SIMVA) 2018
Report on 2018 baseline survey of the Lower Mekong mainstream and floodplain areas

SIMVA 2018 is the third survey of its type and was conducted in the same sites and used the same methods of collecting primary household and village data, as the SIMVA 2014 and 2011 exercises. Covering 2,800 households in 200 villages the 2018 survey shows that communities in the Mekong mainstream corridor were still dependent on the river resources for their livelihoods, income, and well-being. As such, they are still vulnerable to changes in the Mekong water resources. However, their overall dependency has decreased with other, non-water resources-related livelihood activities playing increasingly important roles. From 2014 to 2018 the percentage of households engaging in fishing decreased across the region from 50% to approximately 37%. The study also indicates growing incidence of flooding, possibly as a result of climate change and other factors, including water infrastructure development. Government support in livelihood diversification and disaster coping strategies is essential and there is much room for improvement in this regard.

Download | Published on: 18 Oct 2021 | Language: English | Size: 8 MB

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 | Published on: 30 Jun 2021 | Language: English | Size: 2.7 MB

MRC Annual Report 2019 Part 1

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.

Download | Published on: 16 Jun 2020 | Language: English | Size: 12 MB

Mekong River Basin Indicator Framework

The Mekong River Basin Indicator Framework provides a consistent and streamlined approach to data collection, analysis and reporting, to help alert Member Countries to the key issues and trends and identify areas for further investigation and cooperation across five core dimensions (environment, social, economic, climate change and cooperation).

Download | Published on: 05 Feb 2020 | Language: English | Size: 1.3 MB

Summary State of the Basin Report 2018

The State of Basin Report (SoBR) is a flagship product and an integral part of the MRC’s strategic planning cycle. Prepared every five years, the report assesses conditions within the basin and the impacts that development and use of the water and related natural resources are having. It is a basis for the Member Countries and other key stakeholders to discuss and determine appropriate actions for ensuring sustainable development of the Mekong basin.

Download | Published on: 05 Feb 2020 | Language: English | Size: 7.6 MB

State of the Basin Report 2018

The State of Basin Report (SoBR) is a flagship product and an integral part of the MRC’s strategic planning cycle. Prepared every five years, the report assesses conditions within the basin and the impacts that development and use of the water and related natural resources are having. It is a basis for the Member Countries and other key stakeholders to discuss and determine appropriate actions for ensuring sustainable development of the Mekong basin.

Download | Published on: 22 Oct 2019 | Language: English | Size: 13 MB

Interactive report for the Council Study

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 | Published on: 23 Sep 2019 | Language: English | Size: 1.9 MB

Enhancement of Basin-Wide Flood Analysis and Additional Simulations under Climate Change for Impact Assessment and MASAP Preparation Final Report

The report provides the basis for damage assessment from flood and quantitative flood risk analysis for the preparation of the Mekong Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan (MASAP).

Download | Published on: 28 Jun 2019 | Language: English | Size: 6.2 MB

A Journey towards Integrated Water Resources Management in the Lower Mekong Basin 2019

This report, presented through visuals and stories, depicts the efforts by the MRC over six years to transform dialogue to cooperation at the cross-boundary level. It tells how the Commission has strengthened integrated water resources management in the Lower Mekong River Basin via five different projects.

Download | Published on: 03 Jun 2019 | Language: English | Size: 10 MB

Basin-Wide Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Hydropower Production Final Report

This assessment covers analysis of the impact of climate change on Hydropower Potential in the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB). The study provides relevant indicators of change in potential hydropower generation for the LMB.

Download | Published on: 14 May 2019 | Language: English | Size: 2.8 MB

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