Publications related to Flood and Drought

Situation Report on Dry Season Hydrological Conditions in LMB: Nov 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

Situation Report on Hydrological Conditions in the LMB in July–December 2020

The report presents a preliminary analysis of the hydro-meteorological conditions in the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) in July–December 2020. The report suggests that the LMB experience a second year of low flows at the beginning and a delayed onset of the wet season in 2020, with some parts experiencing low flows and appearing to be worse than that in 2019.

Download | Published on: 21 May 2021 | Language: English | Size: 2.1 MB

Situation Report On Hydrological Conditions In the LMB in January-July 2020

The report presents a preliminary analysis of the hydro-meteorological conditions in the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) in January-July 2020 and identifies multiple possible causes of the low flows and drought in 2020.

Download | Published on: 07 Aug 2020 | Language: English | Size: 11 MB

Annual Mekong Hydrology, Flood and Drought Report 2018

The report will replaces the Annual Mekong Flood Report to provide an annual summary on different hydrological subjects, ranging from flood, hydrology, and drought recognition to monitoring and early warning, remote sensing, modelling, and water management.

Download | Published on: 09 Jul 2020 | Language: English | Size: 11 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

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.

Download | Published on: 21 Apr 2020 | Language: English | Size: 6.1 MB

Drought Management Strategy for the Lower Mekong Basin 2020-2025

The DMS 2020-2025 aims to address interests and needs in drought management and mitigation in the MRC Member Countries. It was formulated based on the objectives and strategic goals of the Drought Management Programme 2011-2015.

Download | Published on: 16 Dec 2019 | Language: English | Size: 9.6 MB

Best Practice Guidelines for Flood Risk Assessment

The Guidelines provide guidance and best practices to policy makers and project planners on flood risk reduction, stakeholder participation, and evaluation of environment, social and economic impacts.

Download | Published on: 22 Oct 2019 | Language: English | Size: 7.5 MB

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

The Guidelines describe key practices for integrated flood risk management and approaches to identification of measures and assessment of social, economic and environmental impact. It also introduces ways to engage stakeholders in the implementation of these measures.

Download | Published on: 22 Oct 2019 | Language: English | Size: 3.8 MB

Best Practise Guidelines for Structural Measures and Flood Proofing

The Guidelines provide a common knowledge base to apply in policy formulation, strategy and plan development and project design and evaluation of flood proofing plans and measures.

Download | Published on: 22 Oct 2019 | Language: English | Size: 6.6 MB

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