Publications related to Flood & Drought

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Situation report on hydrological conditions in the LMB in January-July 2020

This Situation Report presents a preliminary analysis of the hydro-meteorological conditions in the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) for January-July 2020 and compares the data to 2019 (a ‘drought’ year) and 2018 (a ‘normal’ year). The report identifies multiple possible causes of the low flows and drought this year. Among these are abnormal low rainfall affected by the El Nino weather phenomenon, prolonged low flow conditions carried over from 2019, and lower water flow contributions from the Mekong’s tributaries.

Published on: 07 Aug 2020
File size: 11 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Flood & Drought

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Annual Mekong Hydrology, Flood and Drought Report 2018

This is the first Annual Mekong Hydrology, Flood and Drought Report 2018, which replaces the Annual Mekong Flood Report. Its theme takes the integrated approach into account, and information around flood and drought topics is compiled. It covers different hydrological subjects, ranging from flood, hydrology, and drought recognition to monitoring and early warning, remote sensing, modelling, and water management, in order to provide an annual summary of the previous year and to enhance knowledge and awareness.

Published on: 09 Jul 2020
File size: 11 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Flood & Drought

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Understanding the Mekong River's hydrological conditions: A commentary note on the Eyes on Earth study

This publication discusses the Mekong River’s hydrological conditions, as it attempts to offer a brief commentary on the “Monitoring the Quantity of Water Flowing Through the Upper Mekong Basin Under Natural (Unimpeded) Conditions” study by Alan Basist and Claude Williams. The commentary notes that more scientific evidence is necessary to conclude that the 2019 drought was in large part caused by water storage in Upper Mekong dams. Instead, the problems were diverse in space and time.

Published on: 21 Apr 2020
File size: 6.1 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Flood & Drought

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Drought Management Strategy for the Lower Mekong Basin (2020-2025)

The objectives and strategic goals of the Drought Management Strategy 2020-2025 are formulated based on the objectives and strategic goals of the Drought Management Programme 2011-2015, which were defined through a number of national and regional consultations to incorporate the needs of the Member Countries into the proposed outputs and action plans for implementation.

Published on: 16 Dec 2019
File size: 9.4 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Flood & Drought

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Summary of Minutes of the Twenty-Sixth Meeting of the MRC Council, 26 November 2019, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Published on: 12 Dec 2019
File size: 28 KB - Language: English
Topic(s): Flood & Drought, PNPCA Prior Consultation

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Best Practice Guidelines for Flood Risk Assessment


Published on: 22 Oct 2019
File size: 7.5 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Flood & Drought

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Best Practice Guidelines for Integrated Flood Risk Management Planning and Impact Evaluation


Published on: 22 Oct 2019
File size: 3.8 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Flood & Drought

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Best Practise Guidelines for Structural Measures and Flood Proofing


Published on: 22 Oct 2019
File size: 6.6 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Flood & Drought

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Annual Mekong Flood Report 2017

This publication is the 13th in a sequence of Annual Mekong Flood Reports by the MRC. The report argues that from the hydrological viewpoint, the year 2017 was rather normal without exceptionally big floods or devastating drought periods.

The report elaborates on methods to assess conditions in the LMB, tools for forecasting flood and drought, and explains the regional flood and drought situation in the current year by means of one overarching and four country-related sections.

Published on: 23 Sep 2019
File size: 31 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Flood & Drought

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JICA and MRC’s Study on Data Collection Survey on the Basin Management and Environmental Conservation in Mekong River Basin: Inception Report

This Inception Report provides an overview of the Study on Data Collection Survey on the Basin Management and Environmental Conservation in Mekong River Basin, being carried out jointly by Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Mekong River Commission. This study aims to (1) understand the existing condition of forest preservation; (2) clarify the issues on forest management and preservation; and (3) propose effective countermeasures and recommendations for basin management in the Mekong River.

Published on: 06 Jun 2018
File size: 1.5 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Environmental Health, Flood & Drought

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Annual Mekong Flood Report 2016

The Annual Mekong Flood Report 2016 takes the theme “Emerging technologies to cope with flood”. It presents an attempt to look ahead at the direction through which flood management could go using new technologies. It discusses what technologies the MRC is using and looks at a bunch of other emerging technologies to cope with floods, as illustrated by the report’s theme.

Published on: 03 Feb 2018
File size: 15 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Flood & Drought

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Annual Mekong Flood Report 2015

This Annual Mekong Flood Report 2015 discusses lessons learned over the past 10 years. It looks at what happened over those years and draws lessons that the region can learn from as each of the Mekong countries works to cope with flood and drought. One of the particular lessons this report highlights is that there is certainly a need to strengthen the integrative approach to cope with future water resources related challenges in the Mekong River Basin.

Published on: 01 Feb 2018
File size: 18 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Flood & Drought

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List of Initiative Sustainable Hydropower study reports and documents

The list provides a good overview of the most updated study reports and documents from the MRC on initiative sustainable hydropower.

Published on: 16 Nov 2017
File size: 1.2 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Agriculture & Irrigation, Basin Planning, Climate Change, Flood & Drought, Fisheries, Environmental Health, River Transport, Sustainable Hydropower, People, PNPCA Prior Consultation

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COUNCIL STUDY Study on Sustainable Management and Development of the Mekong River

“A comprehensive state-of-the-art, integrated and cross-sectoral study on sustainable management and development of the Mekong River; for the environment, people, and economy.”

Published on: 05 Oct 2017
File size: 3.6 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Fisheries, Flood & Drought, People, Sustainable Hydropower

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Transboundary Water Resources Management Issues in the Sesan and Srepok River Basins of Cambodia and Viet Nam

This technical report describes priority issues for the management of water resources in the Sesan and Srepok River Basins along the borders of Cambodia and Viet Nam. Among key issues identified are insufficient monitoring and assessment of water flow, lack of flood forecasting and warning mechanisms, and limited mitigation measures to address the impacts of hydro-infrastructural development. This is a joint paper produced by the two countries under the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project.

Published on: 07 Sep 2017
File size: 4.6 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Flood & Drought, Sustainable Hydropower

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การดำเนินการร่วมกัน เพื่อหาทางออกร่วมกัน

ภายใต้ การเจรจาข้ามพรมแดน โครงการบริหารจัดการทรัพยากรนํ้าของ แม่นํ้าโขงแบบบูรณาการ

โบรชัวร์นี้อธิบายภาพรวมของโครงการทวิภาคีทั้งห้าโครงการของประเทศสมาชิกของคณะกรรมาธิการแม่น้ำโขง โครงการดังกล่าวมุ่งเน้นความร่วมมือในการบริหารจัดการทรัพยากรน้ำข้ามพรมแดนร่วมกันผ่านการเจรจาระหว่างประเทศสมาชิก โครงการเหล่านี้เป็นส่วนหนึ่งของโครงการบริหารจัดการทรัพยากรน้ำแบบบูรณาการของแม่น้ำโขง ที่ส่งเสริมการวางแผนและการจัดการทรัพยากรร่วมกันในภูมิภาคลุ่มแม่น้ำโขงตอนล่าง

Published on: 07 Sep 2017
File size: 9.4 MB - Language: Thai
Topic(s): Sustainable Hydropower, Flood & Drought, Fisheries

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Transboundary Water Resources Management Issues in the Mekong Delta of Cambodia and Viet Nam

This technical report explains priority issues for the management of water resources in the Mekong Delta across Cambodia and Viet Nam. The issues identified include lack of strategic transboundary management plan of flood and drought control, uncoordinated development of water infrastructure and limited monitoring network on hydrological, meteorological and water quality data. This is a joint paper produced by the two countries under the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project.

Published on: 07 Sep 2017
File size: 2.7 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change, Fisheries, Flood & Drought

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Transboundary Dialogue

Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project

This brochure describes an overview of the five bilateral projects of the four Mekong countries that addresses cross-border water resources management issues through transboundary dialogue and cooperation. These projects are part of the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project that promotes more coordinated planning and management of shared resources in the region within each territory, between the countries and across the Lower Mekong Basin.

Published on: 08 Aug 2017
File size: 6.3 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change, Flood & Drought, Fisheries, Sustainable Hydropower, PNPCA Prior Consultation

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